Ever since its coinage in the late 1970s, the term ‘female Gothic’ has served an as important means for the critical ordering and conceptualization of Gothic writing. This module offers a survey of the rich and varied tradition of female Gothic writing that stretches from Ann Radcliffe, through the nineteenth century, and into key Gothic fictions of the twentieth century.
And more generally, this course will give students the opportunity to improve their abilities to effectively assimilate information, develop reasoning and decision-making skills, and to improve their time management skills, including the ability to work to deadlines.
1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 5 weeks
Since training skills are embedded in this option, it will be assessed not through a formal essay but via a range of skills-related activities, such as blogs, annotated bibliographies and class presentations.