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What does it mean to be monstrous? In this class, we will attempt to answer that question as we read works of literature that involve monsters. They can be beautiful, tempting, sinister, misunderstood, completely other or eerily familiar. They may include hybrid creatures, artificial intelligence, beings from beyond the borders of the known and ones that exist alongside, or even inside of us. Along with classic myths, we will read works by authors such as Julio Cortázar, Franz Kafka, Nnedi Okorafor, and Kate Folk. In fun, experimental writing exercises, we will try our hand at writing stories of our own (this part is optional, so feel free to join in whether or not you’re interested in writing).

(No class on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Day)

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About the lecturer(s)

Katie Winkelstein-Duveneck

Katie Winkelstein-Duveneck holds an MA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston, as well as a BA in Theology and Creative Writing from Bard. She has taught writing and literature at the college level for a number of years, has created innovative course curricula, and has authored numerous scholarly publications. Among her students are newly published writers of fiction and non-fiction as well.  She currently teaches as a Doctoral Lecturer in Composition and Rhetoric at Hunter College in the CUNY system.

Lecture Details



4 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Monday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Jan 08, 2024
Jan 22, 2024
Jan 29, 2024
Feb 05, 2024