2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 220H - Secret Doors & Gothic Horror


Credits: Four (4)
This course about the rise of the literary Gothic imagination in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries takes our students on explorations of dusty castles and mansions with secret doors behind every tapestry and a wailing ghost in every attic. Medieval curses haunt aristocratic families, and vampires seductively charm victims who swoon melodramatically. Across bizarre literary landscapes, supernaturalism and science often clash, sometimes embrace, in an emerging popular genre for an emerging readership. Our students will explore the emergence (and continuity) of the Gothic in literature and film.
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program