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ENGS48-50 Gothic Fiction: Time, Meaning, and Reality 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
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Advanced studies
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DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

General Description

This course will provide insights into Gothic Fiction, ranging from the emergence of the mode – the late eighteenth-century England – to the present day. Besides examining historical, theoretical, and critical perspectives that have arisen in relation to this mode, we will examine the role of time in Gothic Fiction. Particular focus will be placed on how temporal motifs allude to alternative meanings and realities, discussing connections such as between monstrosity and ethnicity, or vampires and gender.

We will read theoretical and critical texts on the Gothic, as well as excerpts from Gothic short stories and novels, including Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, and Dracula. In addition, we will be viewing Jim Jarmusch's film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).

Assessment: class participation, group assignments, final essay of 2500 words OR a course diary

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Christos Angelis, Teacher responsible


13-Jan-2016 – 4-May-2016
Wed 13-Jan-2016 - 4-May-2016 weekly at 14-16, Päätalo A34