Dark Days of Future Past!

CALENDARS
[A-Block]
[F-Block]

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE
[PBS Interview – “A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut”]
[PBS Digital Studios – “Kurt Vonnegut on Man-Eating Lampreys”]
[“Free Will” – Video Playlist]
[Vonnegut on Shapes of Stories]

PSYCHO
[“Alfred Hitchcock’s Tour of the Psycho Set]
[Psycho – How Alfred Hitchcock Manipulates an Audience”]

[“Bird Symbolism…”]
[“Young Drinkwater (PSYCHO) Presentation”]

[“Norman Bates: A Most Terrifying…”]
[“Understanding Psycho: The Uncanny”]

[“FILM REVIEW: PSYCHO; The Mama’s Boy…”]
[“Steven Soderbergh mashes two versions…”]
[PSYCHOS]

[Bates Motel – 60 Second Trailer]
[Psycho 2 – Trailer]
[Psycho 3 – Trailer]
[Psycho 4 – Trailer]

SOUTHERN GOTHIC/FAULKNER
[Faulkner – “A Rose for Emily”]
[Genius.com – “A Rose for Emily” – Annotations]

[“The Evolution of Southern Gothic”]
[“Why Southern Gothic Rules the World”]

BRAVE NEW WORLD
[“The Difference Between Classical and Operant Conditioning”]
[“Huxley to Orwell”]
[“‘They were about being alone’ by Helmholtz” – Genius Annotation]
[PBS Digital Studios – “Aldous Huxley on Technodictators”]
[“The New Gene-Editing Technique…” (CRISPR)]

DRACULA
[Stoker – Dracula – Full Text via Project Gutenberg]
[Stoker – Dracula – Full Text via Literature.org]
[Stoker – Dracula – Full Text via Genius.com]

[“Ideals of the Victorian Woman as Depicted in ‘Dracula'”]
[Del Toro & Hogan – “Why Vampires Never Die”]
[“The Making of Bram Stoker’s Dracula]
[Hansen – “Anti-Semitism in Bram Stoker’s Dracula]
[Smithsonian – “Why Does Dracula Wear a Tuxedo?”]
[“Pellagra and the origin of a myth…”]

WELCOME TO THE GOTHIC
[Nevins – “Leaping the Fence: Fallen Heroes and Redeemed Villains]
[Nevins – “Reality as a Grotesque Deception”]
[Debczak – “The Most Mysterious Thing About Edgar Allan Poe…”]

[Poe – “The Cask of Amontillado”]
[Poe – “The Masque of the Red Death”]
[Poe – “Dream Within a Dream”]
[Poe – “The Fall of the House of Usher”]
[Walpole – The Castle of Otranto]

THE LOTTERY
[Jackson – “The Lottery”]
[“The Lottery” Annotated – Genius.com]
[Franklin – “‘The Lottery’ Letters”]

WELCOME TO TOMORROW
[Slate – “Culture Gabfest” – Through 12:18 Mark]
[Rothman – “A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate”]
[Bradbury – “There Will Come Soft Rains”]
[Definitions of Science Fiction]
[Teasdale – “There Will Come Soft Rains”]
[Gaiman – “Face the facts: we need fiction”]
[Ellis – “Sometimes the Future…”]

COURSE MATERIALS
[Dark Days Practices and Policies]
[Course Overview/Proposal]

“What had been the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp…”
[Mary Shelley//Frankenstein]

“It was the sort of idea that might easily decondition the more unsettled minds among the higher castes — make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing, instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere…”
[Aldous Huxley//Brave New World]