- Schedule of Classes - May 21, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 21, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.
This course will ask us to turn a critical eye toward the weird bodies at the center of Gothic fiction: monsters, vampires, ghosts, and…the human self. We'll read gothic fiction from its beginnings to some recent YA incarnations, pairing many of our literary readings with examples of the gothic in contemporary American pop culture. The novels, films, and critical texts we read will provide us with a conceptual foundation for recognizing how and why specific cultural moments have adapted Gothic aesthetics. By attending to the strangely constituted bodies at the gothic's core, we will think critically about why the genre's dark fascination with gender and racial uncertainty, political power, and the limits of literary and scientific authority continue to haunt us into the twenty-first century.
When Offered Fall.
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