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Our next Splash event will be April 07, 2024!

ESP Biography


Major: English

College/Employer: Clark

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Past Classes

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H84: Yōkai: An Introduction to Japanese Monsters in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
This seminar/course will provide a basic overview and history to the strangest, spookiest, and most under-appreciated monsters in any folklore in the world: the yōkai of Japan. We will discuss and examine different kinds of yōkai, where yōkai come from, and the influence of yōkai in the modern world. Those who attending will also be asked to write a short, self-invented folktale (200 words or more) involving a yōkai of their own design. The ultimate goal of this course is to create a cultural awareness and a better appreciation of a specific aspect of Japan that is constantly overlooked. Those who wish to attend should be familiar with aspects of japanese popular culture such as Hayao Miyazaki, Pokemon, and Super Sentai and should also be comfortable with very minor sexual content.