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Popular Monsters
Course Code HIST770
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15.00
Level 7
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This course advances the study of popular histories and contemporary media as connected to the framework of Gothic horror. It builds upon theoretical debates and social issues surrounding the historical evolution of popular monsters in the Western context − from folkloristic and mythological creatures to zombies, vampires, witches, and beyond − and their place in contemporary culture. It explores the textual and social implications of monster narratives in relation to the broader popular culture scope, and how these are connected to the creation of our social and cultural identities. Through critiquing popular monsters in multiple historical contexts, and exploring their re-emergence in contemporary media trends, it addresses notions connected to consumerism, the body, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, geo-politics, technology, digital cultures, popular trends, and (post)colonial identities. Ultimately, via the study of monsters, this course uncovers important social debates about the world we live in, the stories we tell, and how we see ourselves and others at any given moment in time.
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The course is available as part of the following qualifications.
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  AK3704   Bachelor of Arts   (BA)
No requisite courses specified.
  INEXCH1   International Exchange (Inbound)   (INEXCH)
  SABRD1   Study Abroad   (Study Abroad)
  ICE1   Individual Course Enrolment   (ICE)
  AK3680   Bachelor of Health Science   (BHSc)
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