Gothic Literary Aesthetic II (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 16, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , , ,

Hello, and welcome to the videos from the third week of our MOOC, The Gothic Revival, 1700–1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. We’ve got plenty of material in store for you, in a session devoted to an exploration of the Gothic literary aesthetic beyond the example of The Castle of Otranto.  In these videos we will take you through some of the aesthetic foundations of early Gothic writing, including an account of the distinctions between horror and terror, the importance of Shakespeare to the Gothic aesthetic, and the culmination of the so-called ‘first wave’ of Gothic writing (roughly, 1764–1820) in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus in 1818.

The Gothic Literary Asethetic II – Part 1

 

The Gothic Literary Asethetic II – Part 2

 

The Gothic Literary Asethetic II – Part 3

 

The Gothic Literary Asethetic II – Part 4

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