Sources of Terror

This exhibit considers Robert Cormier's representations of terror and two sources of such a feeling: in extremism and in ambiguity. Themes present in this exhibit address terror as a plot choice and ways in which well-written and humanely conceived literature can engage readers and provide food for reflection. As well, items that speak to psychodynamics of terrorism attempt to unpack some of the complexities of fear, persuasion, and ambiguity. Included are letters, a magazine article on terrorism written by Cormier, published book reviews of After the First Death, student projects and papers, and unpublished miscellaneous draft material.