Comparative Literature | Detective, Mystery, and Horror
C217 | 1174 | --


Michael Dalton	11:15-12:05   MWF 	BH 208
*Satisfies AHLA Requirement*

While Edgar Allen Poe is perhaps most famous today for his "tales of
terror," he is also widely credited with the origin and development of the
modern detective story.  This course will examine the relationship between
horror and detective fiction and film, from Poe to _The Blair Witch
Project_, including works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Jorge Luis Borges, and
Stephen King, and horror films both classic and contemporary.  We will
also read some critical and theoretical approaches to the works, in order
to more fully understand their popularity and relevance to the cultures
that produce them.