Candlestick and old books for gothic literature

Here There Be Monsters: Gothic Literature

Dates: TBA

Grades: Rising 9th – 12th graders

Cost: $150 

Format: Virtual

Registrations Due: TBA

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Explore Gothic literature and the monsters who populate it from its beginnings in 18th century literature to now. See how “things that go bump in the night” have changed with time and with the different variations of the genre, including Southern Gothic literature. We’ll look at the themes of terror vs. horror, the supernatural, and the struggle between good and evil. Take a journey through the dark but beautiful corners of literature to find out what thrills and drives us.

Brandi Pillow is an English teacher with experience at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. Her areas of focus include community building in the classroom as well as creative writing and American literature. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mississippi University for Women and is currently working on a short story collection.

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