ENGL 2635

ENGL 2635

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course looks at the American Gothic tradition as showing us the fissures in early American political life specifically around the issues of slavery and Native American land rights. While Gothic literature is often relegated to the role of entertainment, it also reveals the ways in which American culture was, as Toni Morrison writes in Playing in the Dark, "shaped by the presence of the racial other." The Gothic also offers a space through which to offer not just clever observations but scathing critiques by augmenting the sense of the monstrous underlying grand sentiments of American Exceptionalism.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS, SCD-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17200 ENGL 2635   SEM 101

    • MW Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Warren, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person