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The Gothic and the Sentimental

ENGL 381
Spring 2023 not offered
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

The gothic and the sentimental are hallmarks of modern literary imagination. Since the late 18th century, storytellers have returned time and again to tales of obsession and horror and to narratives of emotional affiliation, continually reinventing the trappings of the genres while seeming nevertheless to preserve their core concerns. Why did these two imaginative modes spring up contemporaneously, and why have they proven to be so durable? In this course we will examine classic texts in the gothic and sentimental traditions while reading them alongside influential theoretical texts that seek to explain the force of their preoccupations. Students will evaluate a range of critical approaches and develop a research project examining a contemporary example of gothic and/or sentimental narrative.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(ENGL)

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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