Twilight College Course Approved!
Found out today that not only is the course I proposed – Twilight: The Texts and the Fandom – approved to run in fall — it is also going to count for general education! Woo-hoo!
I can hear all those naysayers that claim Twilight has nothing to teach us shrieking in dismay “Oh, it’s the end of the academy!” Well, the same arguments were made when Harry Potter, Buffy, and Star Trek courses made it onto the curriculum. As such courses have proven, examining popular texts and popular culture has much to tell us about our historical epoch, about race, class, gender, sexuality, philosophy, literature, etc.
I am thrilled to be teaching this course and CAN’T wait to analyze the texts and the fandom with my students. If you live in San Diego, come join us!