Everything you need to understand or teach Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva.
Kristeva examines the notion of abjection—the repressed and literally unspeakable forces that linger inside a person's psyche—and traces the role the abject has played in the progression of history, especially in religion. She turns to the work of Louis-Ferdinand Celine as an almost ideal example of the cathartic, artistic expression of the abject.
Kristeva begins with what she calls a "phenomenological" investigation of the abject. This means...
Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: