THE GOTHIC AND ITS CHILDREN

ENG2GOT

2021

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 various 21st century incarnations of the gothic, the subject focuses on the way in which key elements and conventions of the gothic develop over the history of the genre. Students will study key works of gothic fiction alongside of their literary, televisual and filmatic, "children".

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAttendence at Lectures, essay writing and feedback on essay writing, on-line activities, tutorial work, class presentation (both written and oral), and feedback on both.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 30 credit points of level 1 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsENG3GOT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorWhale

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Nosferatu

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMurnau

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Frankenstein

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AuthorShelley, M

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The Italian

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRadcliffe, A

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWhedon

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Dracula

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStoker, B

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The Monk

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AuthorLewis, M

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The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStevenson, R. L.

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PublisherPENGUIN

ISBNN/A

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Selected Stories

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPoe, Edgar Allen

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To be able to identify the characteristics of early (Romantic), Victorian, Modern and Postmodern gothic texts.
02. To demonstrate an ability to read a critical article and understand its significance to the field of gothic literature
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)
04. To write a clearly structured; well-researched; and well-presented essay.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
A one-hour lecture or online equivalent

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class presentation (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Essay (1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Research essay (2,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4