Everyday Fictions

Writing by Adam Golub

"This is an excellent resource for other teachers of the monstrous, but also gives an enjoyably immediate insight into other people's classrooms... These pedagogical campfire tales come highly recommended." Women, Gender & Research

"From Frankenstein to King Kong to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, students in these classes examine texts, read critical theory, and make connections between these monsters and their own societies. Students study monsters in terms of space, religion, history, philosophy, politics, sexuality and gender. Students write papers, give presentations, make posters, take exams, and create and photograph “grotesque” scenes. In short, students learn. A lot. And they have fun doing it." PopMatters

“Overall, the exploration of the monster’s condition in this collection should help develop not only students’ critical thinking... but also their empathy, the very quality that... defines us as humans." Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

"Monsters in the Classroom achieves a rare feat as it blends decidedly useful, thoughtful, and exciting pedagogical insight from across disciplines and contexts with an opportunity to learn how scholarship on monsters developed, in what ways different fields include, understand, and use monsters, and where the study of monsters is headed." Religious Studies Review 

“The essays featured here... serve collectively as a primer for the interdisciplinary discourse of monster studies and so may be of interest to graduate students and other initiates as well as teachers and pedagogues aspiring to the monstrous.” Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

"[The essays] usefully, insightfully, and often ingeniously, demonstrate how a wide range of existing theoretical work on monstrosity can be productively employed in a variety of classroom contexts." Sean Moreland, University of Ottawa 

"A strong collection that is truly pedagogical insofar as it provides concrete tools...syllabi, assignments, etc....for educators of all levels. It also folds in scholarship, as the two go hand-in-hand.” Lisa Nevarez, Siena College.


"Monsters in the Classroom: Teaching Can Be a Scream," CSUF News Service, August 1, 2017.

"Zombies and the Professor Who Teaches Them," Yes Weekly, June 27, 2017.