Gothic Literature

Gothic Literature

In Gothic Literature, students will delve into the dark and macabre world of nineteenth century British literature. This theme-based course will focus on exploring the underlying societal issues reflected in these texts, and how they relate to modern day. Through critical analysis, students will strengthen their ability to understand the role of literature in society and its cultural significance.

Throughout the course, students will be challenged to think creatively and engage in a variety of student-designed projects. These projects will allow students to apply their critical thinking skills and demonstrate their comprehension of the course material. By exploring the Gothic genre, students will gain a deeper understanding of how literature can be used to reflect on society and the world around us.

In addition to reading and analyzing classic works such as Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Dracula, students will also explore the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Short stories and poems from this renowned author will be used to provide a deeper understanding of the Gothic genre, as well as explore the intricacies of horror as a literary device.

Overall, Gothic Literature is a unique and engaging course that challenges students to think critically about the role of literature in society, while exploring the dark and eerie world of the Gothic genre. With a focus on creativity and critical analysis, students will emerge from this course with a deeper understanding of the importance of literature, and the societal issues it reflects.

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