What is Gothic? (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on June 28, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , ,

Welcome to The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. The videos included here, and those in my subsequent five posts, are drawn from a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed and delivered by me and Dale Townshend at the University of Stirling, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the larger project entitled Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700-1850: The Architectural Imagination. The MOOC ran for six weeks from 29 February 2016.

These videos offer exciting and intensive explorations of the Gothic aesthetic in British culture of the long eighteenth century. Particular topics of focus include the numerous meanings of the term ‘Gothic’ in the period, Gothic history and historiography, Gothic literature, architecture, interiors and visual art. Intended as an accessible introduction to the rich and varied field of Gothic studies, this accessible material does not require any previous knowledge of the subject.

Introduction: What is Gothic?

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What is Gothic Part 1


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What is Gothic Part 2


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What is Gothic Part 3

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