2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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ENG 1870 - Philosophy Of Horror

We read horror literature from the 18th century to the present, focusing on the popularity of the genre in relation to the desire to be frightened.  Students look at historical differences in what constitutes “dreadful pleasure,” as well as the various psychological reasons for its persistence and popularity in Western culture.