Professor Tom Murphy, Dept. Chair
Office: 110D Belknap Hall
Phone: (570) 662-4385
The Department of English and Modern Languages offers...
Townsfolk tried to kill Frankenstein's monster with pitch forks and fire.
Dracula spent centuries trying to find a home, and fresh blood.
Zombies are shot, hacked and beaten but keep coming back for more.
John Ulrich, professor of English at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, talks to Dennis Miller about how he is trying to bring some empathy to the world of monsters with his new "Monster Lit" course at Mansfield University, Mansfield Pennsylvania.
Beginning with the Greek monster Medusa and other myths, Ulrich stalks and dissect the tales of these often misunderstood creatures up through history.
Through classic books and film, Ulrich will track the history and evolution of monsters beginning with Grendel in Beowulf through Frankenstein, Dracula and the classic film Night of the Living Dead.