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The Horror-show of History

The following is a guest post by Campbell F. Scribner, Ohio Wesleyan University. In the fall I am teaching an undergraduate seminar that may interest readers of this blog. The course is called “History and Horror,” and I would like to use the following post to sketch out the syllabus and solicit reactions or suggested revisions. The title of the seminar refers both to the history of horror and, as outlined below, what one might call the horror-show of history. I am framing these issues for students with two simple questions: 1)    What were the origins of horror in America? Read more