African Americans Being Portrayed As Monsters In Amerixa

Similar to what you did in your groups you will write a paper that examines a specific monster figure in popular culture by looking at a particular representation (i.e. film or tv show). The monster can be literal (i.e. Frankenstein, vampire, zombie) or symbolic (i.e. Lady Gaga, Hannibal Lector, Casey Anthony, Patrick Bateman). I ask that you do not simply reiterate something we have done in class. If possible, choose a representation we have not extensively discussed. The purpose of the paper to apply what you have learned about critical strategies for reading monster figures in order to understand what they tell us about societal values, norms, and desires, especially in regards to race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. Our early readings in the class section should help you understand this framework.