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Spring 2020

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Human Monsters: Representations Of The Limits Of Humanity In The Early Modern Period


The final project for SPAN/LITRS 058 is a digital exhibit of human monstrosity. Each student will identify a topic or theme related to human monstrosity in any form and choose representative examples. This project will be presented using an online tool (Scalar) that enables the creation of multimedia exhibits. Students will search for and collect text, images, video and sound recordings of their topic/theme and examples and curate an online exhibit that explores some facet (historical, biological, psychological, social, etc.) of the limits between the human and the monstrous.

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Swarthmore College Provost Office

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Professor Eli Cohen was awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in his spring 2020 course, Human Monsters: Representations of the Limits of Humanity in the Early Modern Period (SPAN/LITRS 058). The syllabus, assignment instructions, and resulting website are made freely available here courtesy of the author.