English 560,
The Gothic

Spring 2011

Jack Lynch

An exploration of Gothic fiction, from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the present, in Britain and America. Readings will include well-known works like Frankenstein, "Fall of the House of Usher," and Dracula, as well as less familiar examples of the genre. Topics for discussion will include psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist, and queer takes on horror fiction.