(TP15) Horror in the Classroom 2: Scary Stuff in Interdisciplinary Curricula

Room 303 - Education

Friday June 30, 2017 - 4:30 pm to 5:20 pm

A panel presentation/discussion exploring how works of horror fiction and film can be used to enrich studies in history, culture, psychology, and mainstream literature. The infamous Dr. Glick, Professor of Horror at Miskatonic University returns to continue exploring how the horror genre provides provocative pedagogical possibilities. With Miskatonic’s head librarian Dr. Selene Nightshade and Healing Arts scholar-in-residence Her Radiance Nadia Noir, EKG, this genre-bending panel will start by exploring how the big three classic horror films –Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man – create opportunities to study the relationships between science, religion, and superstition. Then we’ll explore ways in which works of horror can exemplify and illuminate psychological principles. We’ll close with a live action annotated bibliography of works teachers may want to consider bringing into their classrooms. Be afraid. Very afraid.