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Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels.
Alissa Burger is Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at State University of New York, Delhi, USA.
Table of Contents
1. Why Teach King? PART I: VARIATIONS ON CLASSIC HORROR TROPES 2. The Vampire 3. The Werewolf 4. The 'Thing with no Name' 5. The Ghost PART II: REAL LIFE HORROR 6. Rage 7. Sexual Violence 8. Coming of Age Stories PART III: PLAYING WITH PUBLISHING 9. Serial Publishing and The Green Mile 10. E-books 11. Graphic Novels 12. Conclusion