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ARCHIVED 2022 FSEM 1010-14: You'd be Bored Without Us: Scoundrels, Creeps and Brutes on the Page and Screen (Prof. Brandon): Find Books - HamCAT

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Examples of LC Subject Headings Used In HamCAT

  • Horror Tales
  • Monsters--Drama
  • Monsters in Literature
  • Monsters in Motion Pictures
  • Vampires--Encyclopedias
  • Villains in Literature
  • Villains in Mass Media

Types of Content you will Find in HamCAT

Examples of Full text content owned at Hamline. With options to order physical and digital content from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan


Asma, Stephen T. “Monsters on the Brain: An Evolutionary Epistemology of Horror.” Social Research, vol. 81, no. 4, 2014, pp. 941–68,

Kendrick, Charmette. “The Goblins Will Get You! Horror in Children’s Literature from the Nineteenth Century.” Children & Libraries, vol. 7, no. 1, 2009, pp. 19–23.

Bonus, James Alex, et al. “The Impact of Moral Expectancy Violations on Audiences’ Parasocial Relationships With Movie Heroes and Villains.” Communication Research, vol. 48, no. 4, 2021, pp. 550–72,


Fahraeus, Anna., Çamoğlu, Dikmen Yakah. Villains and villainy embodiments of evil in literature, popular culture and media. Editions Rodopi, 2011.

Koert Van Bekkum, Jaap Dekker. (Eds.) Playing with Leviathan: Interpretation and Reception of Monsters from the Biblical World. Brill, 2017.

McClelland, Bruce A., and Bruce A. McClelland. Slayers and Their Vampires: a Cultural History of Killing the Dead. University of Michigan Press, 2010


Print Books

Klosterman, Chuck. I Wear the Black Hat : Grappling with Villains (real and Imagined). First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2013. Hamline Bush Library Main Book Collection, 3rd Floor ; P96.V48 K58 2013

Hanson, Helen., and Catherine. O’Rawe. The Femme Fatale : Images, Histories, Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.Hamline Bush Library Main Book Collection, 3rd Floor ; PN1995.9.F44 F46 2010

Jenkins, Philip. Using Murder : the Social Construction of Serial Homicide. A. de Gruyter, 1994.Hamline Bush Library  Main Book Collection, 3rd Floor ; HV6529 .J46 1994

Streaming Video & DVDs

Kontur, Daniel, and William Simpson. Myths & Monsters. Season 1, Episode 6, The End of All Things. 3DD Productions, 2017.



Bentham, A. A. Empathy for the Devil : the Poetics of Identification in Psychopath Fiction. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014.

Hoffman, Lacey. The Damned, the Bad, and the Ugly: Our Society’s Bad (and Occasionally Sinister) Habit of Using Villains to Label, Deter, and Other. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014.

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