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Gothic Terror and Grotesque in the Gothic Novel

In this free online course, learn about the nature of Dark Narratives, Gothic Sexuality, Tradition, and Metaphors.

Literature
Free Course
This free online course discusses two significant novels of the nineteenth century namely ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Dracula’. You will learn about the nature of Dark Narrative, Gothic Settings and the characteristics of Ghostly Children in the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’. Further, the plot of ‘Dracula’, literary contexts, the relationship between Vampirism and Residue and the nature of Gothic Sexuality, Tradition, and Metaphors are also discussed.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course highlights the Gothic imagination of Charles Dickens and the context of the Christmas Ghost Story. You will learn about the idea of Gothic Commodity where the Spectral and the Economics are combined to produce particular effects in the Christmas Ghost Story. 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 nature of Dark Narrative, Gothic Settings and the Characteristics of Ghostly Children. The course then goes on to explain how the aspects of structure and time consciousness relate to the notion of the Gothic. The course emphasizes the nature of the plot of ‘Dracula, the various literary contexts and the various Gothic Metaphors used in the narratives of ‘Dracula’.

Finally, you will learn about the relationship between Vampirism and Residue and the association of Gothic and Femininity. The concept of the Urban Gothic and the issues related to the new woman and the Gothic Monsters are also covered. Gothic Terror and Grotesque in 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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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Outline the early life of Charles Dickens
  • Discuss the plot of the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’
  • Define the term ‘Commodity Gothic’ in the context of literature
  • Explain the nature of Gothic Settings and Ghostly Children discussed in the narratives
  • Outline the early life of Bram Stoker
  • Discuss the plot of the novel ‘Dracula’
  • Explain the various literary contexts discussed in the narratives of ‘Dracula’
  • Identify the various Gothic Metaphors used in the narratives of ‘Dracula’
  • Describe the various Gothic Transformations and the nature of narrative roles
  • Explain the relationship between Vampirism and Residue
  • Discuss the issues related to the new woman and the Gothic Monsters

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