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Junot Diaz wrote: “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.” from
http://www.newsweek.com/2013/06/05/joss-whedon-shakespeare-female-superheroes-and-feminism-237518.html

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To overcome the monster, sometimes we become the monster. Is that something that we still need to learn from our monster stories.

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Our very own ShaneMonster shared this link via fb, and it goes so nicely with our recent conversations about whether heroes need villains/monsters and vice versa. 

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Generally a recurring theme through most monster-based texts....

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This article just appeared in my news feed:

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This is very cool. MONSTER DAY, April 9th, 11:00-1:00 in the KML. It's coming.

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Professor John Nelson shared this monster cloning breakthrough!!!! (Or is it?)
http://news-hound.biz/british-scientists-clone-dinosaur/

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In the first half of the semester we read the Berger article "Why Look at Animals," and I can't help but think of it as I look at this monstrous piece on racism and human zoos.

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Thanks to Professor Susan Conover for pointing out this Leonard Pitts Jr. Opinion Piece on the Death of Fred Phelps: "It's hard to mourn a monster"
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/23/4012909/its-hard-to-mourn-a-monster.html 
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