ENG 340 Gothic Hauntings

The Gothic emerged in the 18th century as a counterpoint to Enlightenment and neoclassical traditions. In architecture, politics, and most of all in literature, the Gothic explored the dark, the weird, the sinister—the intersection of terror and wonder. This course examines the history of the Gothic from the 1750s to the present day. Readings draw from such authors as Radcliffe, Lewis, Shelley, Poe, Stevenson, Stoker, and Jackson, with explorations of the Gothic in film, music, and popular culture.