From Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, to Pu Songling’s The Painted Skin, to Jordan Peele’s Us, to Lovecraft Country, to Monsterland, and to nearly countless vampire tales, our culture is filled with manifestations of the monster. These figures span genres, from mythology to oral tradition to poetry. It is a part of our human cartography.
Alongside this legacy, moments of history have sometimes raised the question: “Who is the monster?” The creatures we have created on screen and on the page, or the reflection staring back at us?
In this presentation, Shanta Lee explores what the monster has meant within literature and what it means within our human interactions.
Time: 1.5 hours (with Q & A)
Projector, screen, computer
Available in correctional facilities.
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