Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENGL120

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The Gothic has always been a popular and controversial cultural phenomenon dramatising the darker side of the senses and imagination, as well as testing the boundaries of literary taste. In Gothic fiction, nothing is ever certain. The domestic and familiar are merely comforting illusions that veil a darker reality of unspoken fears and desires. Home, city, work, identity, sexuality, the body and the mind are all sites that are open to the destabilising play and uncanny effects of the Gothic imagination, as the selected texts, which range from the popular to the canonical, exemplify.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.