GOTHIC LITERATURE AND ITS CHILDREN

ENG2GOT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers students an introduction to the historical contexts and form of gothic literature. Beginning with the key 18th century novels of Lewis and Radcliffe and ending with Alan Ball's TV series, True Blood, the subject focuses particular attention on the way in which key elements and conventions of the gothic are developed and transformed over the history of the genre. Students will study key works of gothic fiction alongside of their literary, televisual and filmatic, "children."

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 15 credit points of first-year English (ENG1%) or HUS1PWR or CRA1PWR or HUS1MOV or with coordinator#s approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG3GOT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDraculaPrescribedStoker, Btba
ReadingsFrankensteinPrescribedShelley, Mtba
ReadingsSelected StoriesPrescribedPoe, Edgar Allentba
ReadingsThe ItalianPrescribedRadcliffe, Atba
ReadingsThe MonkPrescribedLewis, Mtba
ReadingsThe Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydePrescribedStevenson, R. L.PENGUIN
ReadingsBuffy the Vampire SlayerRecommendedWhedontba
ReadingsFrankenstein and Bride of FrankensteinRecommendedWhaletba
ReadingsNosferatuRecommendedMurnautba
ReadingsTrue BloodRecommendedBalltba

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to identify the characteristics of early (Romantic), Victorian, Modern and Postmodern gothic texts.

Activities:
Attendence at Lectures, essay writing and feedback on essay writing, on-line activities, tutorial work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. To demonstrate an ability to read a critical article and understand its significance to the field of gothic literature

Activities:
Class presentation (both written and oral); tutorial work; essays and essay feedback
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

03. To demonstrate an understanding of several concepts that are central to the gothic (including sensibility; the uncanny; terror and horror; masculine and feminine gothic)

Activities:
Attendence at lectures, essay writing and feedback on essay writing, online activities, tutorial work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

04. To write a clearly structured; well-researched; and well-presented essay.

Activities:
Essays and class presentations, and feedback on both.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 0.5 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation (1000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Essay (1000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Research essay (2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 0.5 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation (1000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Essay (1000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Research essay (2,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04