415 - 1: 19th Century British Literature - WR
Rewriting the Gothic
Meeting Times: MW 4:00PM-5:15PM
Registration Number: 6478
Rewriting the Gothic--a WR course
We will begin with definitions of the Gothic and a classic eighteenth-century Gothic novel, Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance. We will end with a modern reinterpretation of the Gothic, Fowles' The Collector.
But most of our attention will be on texts from the nineteenth century: Austen's Northanger Abbey, Polidori's The Vampyre, LeFanu's Carmilla, James' Washington Square, Conrad's Heart of Darkness plus several shorter texts.
Requirements: participation in an electronic discussion list, participation in class discussion, reading quizzes, research, 3-4 academic essays.
Prerequisite: Englishi 102 or equivalent.
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