At dinner tonight we got into discussing books. Evelyn talked about how she was happy not to have gotten into the Goosebumps series. I shared the plot of the book I’m reading for my Transatlantic Gothic class, Lady Audley’s Secret (1862).
I mentioned that Dracula‘s up next, and that I’ll be writing a pedagogy paper about it.
“I have to write about how I’d teach Dracula.”
Charlotte: “You could wear a necklace with a HUGE CROSS ON IT.”
Evelyn: “Yeah, and you could serve holy wafers and holy water for snack. And what about lining the walls with onion peels…”
After I stopped laughing, I explained that I had to teach Dracula the text, not Dracula the person.