Gothic Literature: Monster Stories
Vampires, ghosts, and werewolves have lived in our collective imagination since the 18th century, and they continue to influence the world of fiction even today. Gothic Literature: Monster Stories focuses on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrates the techniques writers use to produce a thrilling psychological experience for the reader. The themes of terror versus horror, the power of the supernatural, and the struggle between good and evil are just a few of the classic Gothic subjects explored in this course. Are you brave enough to go beyond the fear and find an appreciation for the dark beauty of Gothic stories?
- Connect the themes of Gothic literature to the social, political, and cultural environments in which they were created.
- Explore the common themes of Gothic literature.
- Gain an understanding and appreciation for the classics of dark literature.
- Analyze major pieces of Gothic literature, including Dracula and Frankenstein.