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ENGL.3370: The Gothic Tradition in Literature

fuseli painting the nightmare
John Henry Fuseli, "The Nightmare"        PD

Welcome to Professor Marshall's Course, Gothic Tradition in Literature

This course will consider works that fall under the very broad genre known as “The Gothic.” As this genre is one of highly contested boundaries, we will consider how to define the Gothic, and what exactly constitutes this form. Our five major novels are from both England and America, and span the late 18th through the 19th century.


Required Texts

Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto Dover Thrift Edition 
ISBN-13, 978-0486434124

Matthew Lewis, The Monk Dover Thrift Edition ISBN-13, 978-0486432144

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN-13: 9780486282114

Louisa May Alcott A Long Fatal Love Chase Bantam Dell: $7.99
ISBN-13, 978-0440223016

Robert L. Stevenson, Jekyll and Hyde Bantam Classics $4.50
ISBN-13: 978-0553212778

PLUS one additional novel of your choice for your final project.