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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."

FacultyFaculty 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 2 subjects of First-Year English, or co-ordinator approval.


Incompatible subjects ENG3GOT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDraculaPrescribedStoker, BOUP
ReadingsFrankensteinPrescribedShelley, MOUP
ReadingsSelected StoriesPrescribedPoe, Edgar AllenOUP
ReadingsThe ItalianPrescribedRadcliffe, AOUP
ReadingsThe MonkPrescribedLewis, MOUP
ReadingsTwilightPrescribedMeyer, SATOM
ReadingsBuffy the Vampire SlayerRecommendedWhedonN/A
ReadingsFrankenstein and Bride of FrankensteinRecommendedWhaleN/A
ReadingsTrue BloodRecommendedBallN/A

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