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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 12008 - The Gothic Imagination

Course Credit: 1
The Gothic Imagination The Gothic, with roots in the sublime geographies and alienated individuals of the Romantic era, has mutated into new forms today. We will explore the genre’s origins, emphasizing the ways these wild stories of despair, degeneration and desire helped readers to forge national identities, bridge chasms between Self and Other, and negotiate relationships among humans, nature, and technology. Readings may include Walpole, Byron, Mary Shelley, Stevenson, Poe, O’Connor, García Márquez, Benítez Rojo, and Ferré. NOTE: English 120xx can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120xx for College credit only. [AH]