Mar 21, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 224 - The Gothic: From Horace Walpole to Jane Austen

This course explores the Gothic underbelly of eighteenth-century sensibility. It considers literary representations of terror, fantasy, sublimity, and the macabre, set in hostile landscapes of decay and foreboding. Over the course of the semester, students will examine the origins of the Gothic genre and come to understand its place in literary and cultural history. Together, we will read seminal Gothic works including Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto, Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, and Jane Austen’s satirical response to the Gothic novel, Northanger Abbey. This course fulfills the pre-1800 literature requirement.

ENG 101  or AP English credit

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality