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An Introduction to the Gothic Novels

In this free online course, learn about Gothic Fiction with emphasis on key narratives from Gothic Novels.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course discusses an overview of Gothic fiction by emphasizing the key narratives from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. You will learn about crucial elements of Gothic literature, the difference between Gothic terror and horror and the contemporary anxieties of Gothic narratives. Further, issues of patriarchal control, women’s property rights, feminine anxieties, scientific monsters and haunted landscapes are also discussed.
An Introduction to the Gothic Novels
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Students

    811
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Description

This free online course presents the overview of Gothic fiction by emphasizing the key narratives from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Firstly, you will learn about fundamental elements of Gothic literature, the difference between Gothic terror and horror and the contemporary anxieties of Gothic narratives. This course is arranged systematically and presented clearly so you will easily be able to understand the given concepts.

Next, the course will cover the supernatural, sublime and patriarchal aspects of ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’.The course then goes on to explain the plot, significant characters and issues of patriarchal control, women’s property rights and the underlying threat of violence. The course emphasizes the structure and nature of the family unit and the ideas of marriage in the context of the eighteenth century.

Finally, you will learn about the plot, feminine anxieties, scientific monsters and haunted landscapes discussed in the narrative of ‘Frankenstein’. An Introduction to the Gothic Novel is an informative course which will interest students of English Literature, Researchers in Gothic Studies or those who have an interest in these topics. Why wait? Sign up for this course and start learning today!

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