Horror and Monstrosity:  
A Lecture Series

In this interdisciplinary lecture series, SDSU faculty members and guest speaker, author Jesse Bullington, discuss monstrosity across various historical periods, geographical spaces, and media forms. Exploring media ranging from classical Greek texts to Japanese video games, Netflix series to recent genre fiction, these talks consider the enduring allure of horror by illuminating the cultural politics of monsters.

  Thursday, March 14 @ 2:00 PM in AL 101  
Viewing Horror: The Appeal of Monsters and Monstrosity
from Antiquity to Modern Cinema
Dr. Andrew McClellan, Stepsay Family Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics, SDSU 
Thursday, March 28 @ 2:00 PM in AL 101
Bloody Play: The Monstrous-Feminine in  
Contemporary Japanese Video Games  
  Dr. Raechel Dumas, Assistant Professor in Humanities, SDSU   
Thursday, April 11 @ 2:00 PM in AL 101  
Will the Real Monster Please Reveal Itself?:  
Heteropatriarchy, the Monstrous-Feminine, and Stranger Things  
Dr. Phillip Serrato, Associate Professor in English, SDSU

AND Finally...

The 25th Annual Adams Lecture in the Humanities
Thursday, April 25 @ 2:00 PM in AL 101
  The Fiend with a Thousand Faces:
Monsters as a Mirror of Humanity
Jesse Bullington, American Fantasy Writer & Author
Monsters are everywhere. A fixture in virtually every culture's folklore and literature dating back to the first recorded texts. Monsters excite us,  terrify us, intrigue us, and repulse us-precisely because they are us. Author Jesse Bullington explores the many manifestations of the monstrous, from dangerous other to misunderstood protagonist to myriad other chimeric forms they adopt to hold a mirror up to our humanity...or lack thereof.
Jesse Bullington is the author of three weird historical novels: The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, The Enterprise of Death, and T he Foll y of the World. Under the pen name Alex Marshall, he also authored the Crimson Empire trilogy; the first book, A Crown for Cold Silver, was shortlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. He edited the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated anthology Letters to Lovecraft, and co-edited Swords v. Cthulhu. His short fiction, reviews, and articles have appeared in diverse publications including the LA Review of Books, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13, and VICE.
 All lectures are free and open to the public 

The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University
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