This ENC 1102 course is themed around monsters (from literature, folklore and pop culture) as metaphors. For your essays, you are asked to critically evaluate these monsters beyond the surface readings of their stories. At least two secondary sources should be incorporated (including at least one academic database article) to back up your points. The first formal essay focuses on either zombies or ghosts in folklore, literature, or popular culture (Night of the Living Dead, The Walking Dead, The Devil's Backbone). The second formal essay focuses on either witches or vampires (Maleficent, Interview with the Vampire). The third formal essay focuses on either werewolves or fictional serial killers (Ginger Snaps, various versions of "Little Red Riding Hood," The Silence of the Lambs, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, "My Last Duchess," "The Cask of Amontillado").