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.
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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!Start Course Now
Grotesque Gothic – Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Christmas Ghost Story and Charles Dickens
The Gothic Plot, Spectrality and Commodity
The Dark Narrative and The Ghostly Children
Gothic City: The City of Spectres
Gothic Structure and Time Consciousness
Grotesque Gothic – Lesson Summary
Vampires, Moral Degeneration and Late-Victorian Anxieties
Vampires, Moral Degeneration and Late-Victorian Anxieties – Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Dracula, Literary Contexts and Gothic Monsters
Gothic Sexuality, Tradition, and Metaphors
Gothic Transformations and Narrative Roles
Gothic Symbolisms: Vampirism and Residuum
The Urban Gothic, New Woman and Gothic Monsters
Vampires, Moral Degeneration and Late-Victorian Anxieties – Lesson Summary
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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