“A Bouquet of Flowers of Evil”

Oct. 29, 2010

Interview by Katherine Duke ’05

Just in time for Halloween, I sat down with Natasha Staller, a professor of the history of art who is currently at work on a book called The Spanish Monster, to talk about her popular course “Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters.” Read on to find out how monsters—in different forms throughout history—have crept into disciplines ranging from art to women’s studies to medical science to political science, and why Staller finds Sharon Stone more terrifying than Nosferatu.

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Untitled (type) collage by Schermer

by Lloyd Schermer (AC 1950); mixed metal and antique wood type, 2003. Located in R. Frost Library, 1st floor, west wall by the administration office. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.