Monster Archetypes in Literature by pharmphresh31

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									                             Monster Archetypes in Literature
                                       aagnew@tahomasd.us

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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