9781137483904

Teaching Stephen King Horror, the Supernatural, and New Approaches to Literature

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    9781137483904

  • ISBN10:

    1137483903

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/10/2016
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

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