Romanticism Pitch

I was thinking of a special topics class I could offer for graduating seniors in the in English Department here at Northwest University, and came up with the following, for which I mocked up this poster design. 

My department chair, sensible fellow that he is, responded that my poster might, around this relatively conservative place, “raise unwarranted suspicion,” suggesting instead that I pitch a design that’s “dramatically benign.” I countered thus. How’s this?

Then he, clever fellow, pointed out that some combination of the two might work, if we consider the knights as Soviets, as thus:

So that’s how things are going around here. I’m saving Art of Darkness for a graduate seminar or a book, and my Romanticism class is going swimmingly.