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ENGL 4471 Gothic Women Writers (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

After reading Horace Walpole's foundational Gothic text, The Castle of Otranto, we will examine a range of Gothic novels by women writers during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. How can we characterize Gothic texts? Why did tales of terror take on a prominent role in literary culture? Is there a special affinity between the Gothic tradition and women? Other texts may include Clara Reeve's The Old English Baron, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.


Instructor(s): Alison Fanous

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13