Special Topics in English: Stephen King and Genre ENGL 3950-031
Stephen King is world-renowned as the master of horror, but his stories actually cross into many genres, including crime fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, science fiction, stories about sports, and the Western, as well as genres of writing less easily categorizable. This fall, we will read novels and short stories written by King that contain elements of these genres as well as a few of the writers who work in similar genres, many of whom have influenced King’s work directly. You will have many opportunities to discuss what we’re reading, build towards insights through collective inquiry, and investigate subjects you find particularly fascinating based on your own interests. This course will require multiple writing assignments and essays, including a research project.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: