Monsters in Our Midst: What Scares Us and Why (Online)

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Taught by Joe Pfister

Joe Pfister is a writer, teacher, and Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in such publications as PANK, Juked, and New World Writing. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and currently serves as fiction editor for The Boiler Journal.

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What sends shivers down our spines? What sends our hearts racing with excitement and dread?

In this two-hour course, we will embark on a journey through the works of Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, and Benjamin Percy, discovering what fiction can tell us about our deepest-held anxieties and fears—and what it says about us and the culture at large.

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