Monster Archetypes in Literature firstname.lastname@example.org Course Summary : Monster Archetypes in Literature ( a .5 English credit) will focus on the various themes surrounding the archetypal monsters of our classic and modern literature. We shall explore novels such as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson; Dracula by Bram Stoker; The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux; and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. Students will also be able to choose from a wide range of novels for discussion in literary circles. We will focus on responding to literature and linking it to modern issues in the form of discussion, written papers, and projects. Students will develop a theme of their choice during the course of the semester which will culminate in a final research term paper. Materials Fee: Five core paperback novels costing $12.00. Textbooks/Materials Frankenstein ~ Mary Shelley The Phantom of the Opera ~ Gaston Leroux The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ Robert Louis Stevenson The Island of Dr. Moreau ~ H. G. Wells Dracula ~ Bram Stoker To be included: Novels of choice and various short stories, poems, and film clips. First Quarter Reading: Frankenstein ~ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~ The Island of Dr. Moreau Various Short Stories Science Ethics Articles Myths and Archetypes Monsters of our childhood Projects/Essays: Monster IQ Test. The Science Debate Monsters of Film Poster board Monster Group Presentation with historical accuracy and research. Three literary analysis papers Quizzes Guest Lecture: Author Visit Introduction of Independent Research Paper: 5-7 pages typed, double-spaced. Development of theme of choice to be explored during the course of the semester. First Quarter Exam Second Quarter Reading: Dracula ~ The Phantom of the Opera Short Stories Shift in Perspective Female Monster Images Cultural Variations and Current Events Projects/Essays: Create a Monster! Film Fest Two Literary Analysis Papers Quizzes Research Paper: Due two weeks prior to the end of the semester.
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