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GSHU 199.08 Gothic Literature (Reeder): Home

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Course Description

Tales of terror are as old as literature itself. The penchant for tales of the macabre reached its height in the eighteenth century and remains popular to the present with the works of Stephen King, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, and Poppy Z. Brite, among others. This course will examine the works of four novels emblematic of the height of the gothic novel and one contemporary novel that borrows from the gothic while examining its subject in a unique manner. We will discuss them thematically, exploring what the author was saying symbolically.

Gothic Literature

Gothic literature

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Elizabeth Parang
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