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Chilling Tales, Tormented Minds

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Course Description:

Autumn is in the air! Come and celebrate the mysterious and macabre wonders of the season. Terrifying monsters, beckonings from beyond the grave, and teetering sanity await. We'll be reading and discussing some of the classics of Gothic and post-Gothic horror and suspense from authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edgar Allan Poe, and others. We'll reach back to the Graveyard Poets and the first Gothic Novels and then forward to the early 20th century with interesting background information on the authors, their historical and political influences, and their undeniably chilling tales.


Tuition: $50.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
*10:00am - noon* (5 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Laura Courtney Headley has a master's degree in English Rhetoric, and a bachelor's degree in Comparative Religion and Philosophy. She has taught courses in literature, reading, and writing at Santa Clara University, San Diego State University and Monterey Peninsula College. As frequent Gentrain lecturer and community educator, she offers classes on the humanities with an emphasis on literature and folklore.