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HENK0391HU  English - Free topic 10: Gothic Literature, 1750-1850 Volume 2016/2017

Course information

Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration1 semester
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Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Cian Joseph Duffy (6-6c69803b3d39466e7b7334717b346a71)
Saved on the 27-04-2016

From its origins in the eighteenth century, ‘Gothic’ has become one of the most diverse and enduring genres of cultural text.  This course will examine the place of the so-called ‘Gothic revival’ in British and European culture during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  Although our main focus will be on Gothic literature (poetry and fiction), we will also consider examples of Gothic from a range of other genres, including architecture and the visual arts.  Using a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, we will explore the relationship between Gothic and contemporary ideas about politics; gender and sexuality; race; and religion. 


The texts we will study include: Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (1817); William Beckford, Vathek (1782); Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘Christabel’ (1797, 1800), ‘The Pains of Sleep’ (1803); Charlotte D’Acre, Zofloya (1806); William Godwin, Caleb Williams (1794); John Keats, ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ (1819), ‘Lamia’ (1819); Matthew Lewis, The Monk (1796); Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794); Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818) [make sure it is the 1818 edition which you read]; Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto (1764)

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Exam (KA 2013-ordning)
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Total 204,75
Saved on the 27-04-2016

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