30:282 Gothic Fiction [Asselin]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature (ENGL) or permission of Instructor.

This course explores Gothic works of fiction by concentrating on texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Twentieth-century Gothic may be discussed in some form as well.) Attention will be given to the central elements of Gothic literature, the development or transformation of the Gothic form, as well as the cultural engagements made by individual texts. Novels may be selected from the creations of Beckford, E. Brontë, Dacre, Hogg, Lewis, Radcliffe, M. Shelley, Stoker, Walpole, Wilde, or others.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Steve Asselin