LITERATURE OF TERROR AND THE SUPERNATURAL

Dr. Robert G. Blake
Winter, 2000
 

READING SCHEDULE


 


January     4             Introduction.      Camp Fire Tales (video)
                  5             The Black Cat.     Black Christmas (video)
                  6             Porphyria's Lover.    The Tell-Tale Heart.    The Return of Imray.
                                     The Step Father (video)
                  7             La Belle Dame Sans Merci.    Christabel.     Vlad Tepes (video).
                                     The Horror of Dracula (video)
                 10            Guest speaker.    Poltergeist (video)
                 11            Sredni Vashtar.    Murder in Liverpool (video).    The Omen (video).
                 12            Lukundoo.   The Serpent and the Rainbow (video).   Test
                 13            The Horla.   Green Tea.    The Exorcist (video)
                 14            How Love Came to Professor Guildea.   The Neighbor (video)
                 17            NO CLASS
                 18            Pollock and the Porroh Man.   Ghost Story (video).
                 19            Proof Positive.   The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Test
                 20            Mrs. Amworth.   Bram Stoker's Dracula (video).
                 21            Taboo.   What Was It?   Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death
                                        (video).   The Ripper (video).
                 24            The Turn of the Screw.   The Innocents (video).
                 25            FINAL EXAM

Prompt and regular class attendance is a course requirement. Over one unexcused absence may adversely affect the grace, as may chronic tardiness. Students may elect to write a short critical paper (3-5 double spaced typed pages) on some aspect of the readings and/or our videos in lieu of one of the tests, but not in lieu of the final examination. Students are requested to attend to their personal needs before class begins. Leaving and returning to the classroom once class is underway is disturbing to other and is strongly discouraged. Students are also requested to refrain from talking during the showing of videos.