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WORKSHOP: It’s Alive! Dissecting Horror from the Gothic to Contemporary

July 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm $25

Throughout this workshop, we will think about how we define horror, what makes something scary, and how language incites fear. This workshop strives to foster a better understanding of the genre, from its first “official” appearance in 1764, the evolution of the genre, all the way to the literature we currently consume, attempting to define what “horror” is (or isn’t). In seeking this, we’ll identify what is said and unsaid in the horror genre and explore some of the psychological and cultural interpretations of the genre as a way to understand how societal fears, anxieties, and pressures influenced the evolution of the genre.

This workshop will include a presentation on defining horror in the context of societal fears and anxieties, a round table discussion on writing and publishing, and creative writing exercises.

This is a ticketed event:
$25 – General Public
$20 – Students

$20 – Tulsa NightWriters Members

Instructor Bio
Madeleine Bonnallie is currently a third-year graduate student at the University of Kansas. She is pursuing an M.A. in Literature and Literary Theory as well as a graduate certificate in Film and Media Studies. Her research interests are in Ecocriticism, Horror literature and film, and Ecohorror. She teaches English courses in rhetoric and composition, academic writing, and horror literature at KU.
July 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Tulsa NightWriters


OSU Center for Poets & Writers
700 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74106 United States