Undergraduate | GRF-LHS241 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- exercise new competencies in research and analysis acquired through literary, screen and cultural study of the course's wide-ranging texts and contexts.
- apply skills in critical interpretation to past and present cultural and literary debates.
- better communicate historical and theoretical concepts in both oral and written form by having practiced these skills in class and assessment items
- develop a greater understanding of the profound impact on contemporary culture by eighteenth and nineteenth century fictions, their genealogies of taste and rational explanation of the irrational.
- develop a historical understanding of transformations of concepts of genre and literary value that shape modern theoretical and institutional controversies.
- gain a greater understanding of the historical and often hierarchical deployment concepts of culture, nation, progress, reason and superstition, literary and aesthetic value.
- The Castle of Otranto
- Foundational Spookiness
- Austen's Northanger Abbey
- Gothic Readers and Writers
- Lady Audley's Secret
- Turn of The Screw
- Rosemary's Baby
- Let The Right One In
Gothic Afterlives traces the history of the Gothic genre from its origins in the ghoul-infested castles and spectralised landscapes of 18th century art and literature through to the secretive suburban bloodsuckers of contemporary television drama. From its beginnings the Gothic has been a popular and controversial phenomenon that has drawn its energies from the darker regions of the imagination and the borderlands of taste. In the Gothic nothing is as it seems. The world of cheerful and comforting appearances, secure homes, grand cities, and the reassuring solidity, identity and sexuality of the body are all made vulnerable by the uncanny effects of the Gothic imagination. In this subject we'll follow the development of the Gothic in selected texts, films and TV series.
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge of essay writing and critical interpretation.
- Weekly Quiz (20%)
- Assignment Essay (40%)
- Take Home Exam (40%)
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Assumed knowledge of essay writing and critical interpretation.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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