Bad Seed: Monstrosity, Horror, and the Inhuman in Children’s Literature

The LIttle Mermaid

Course Description

Prof: Poulomi Saha

Course Description: From cannibalistic witches to sadistic parents to dystopian hellscapes, children’s literature is rife with terrifying figures and dark themes. This class will look at forms of monstrosity, deviance, and horror within a variety of texts that are so often figured as cute, sweet, or safe, and explore why it is that there is such pleasure in perversion.

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Monthly Readings