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Gothic Revivals (12 points)


Leader: S Tweg

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: A specialist genre study of gothic fictions (in prose and on film) with emphasis on twentieth-century examples, plus critical and theoretical approaches. Gothic fictions allow us to be frightened in a safe place: material opens up discussions on the nature of beliefs about the modern family, desire, repression, gender and sexuality, about distinctions between fantasy, dreams and reality, between madness and sanity.

Assessment: Two seminar presentations with written papers (2000 words each): 25% each + Essay (5000 words) or an original piece of Gothic fiction (5000 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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