Literary Monsters Speculative Fiction Association November 2019

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

The Metaphor of the Monster

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The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (CMLL) at Mississippi State University will soon be hosting a symposium dedicated to "The metaphor of the monster."  This exciting event will take place on Friday, September 21st, and Saturday,

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