Ohio State University has introduced Stephenie Meyer's vampire literature as required reading as part of a honors fiction course.
The literature class also focuses on the work of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley and has included the Meyer’s books in the course study.
The spring honors “introduction to fiction” course will discuss “discuss some important, influential narratives about the supernatural – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight as well a few minor works – we will also explore how these texts, like much other fiction, try to create particular reading experiences, as they push us to consider the nature and importance of literary imagination and the way fiction’s seductiveness is tied to other potentially dangerous attractions.”
The news has sent critics tongue's wagging who are disgusted that Meyer’s books are to be included alongside such renowned authors. It does present an interesting power-play, give them a break!