The Romanticising of Fear: Gothic Literature in Britain

Course Ref: C3746694
Date: 3 meetings on Tuesdays starting 15/06/2021. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Dan Renshaw
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Fee: £19.20

Frankenstein and Dracula are much more than chilling tales of existential terror. They emerged from very real anxieties current at the time they were written. The creation of Frankenstein’s monster highlighted the clash between science and religion, while the Vampire Count epitomised the fears of immigration and female empowerment. In this three part course, we examine the development of the Gothic novel from its origins in the 18th century to its manifestations in inter-war Britain. With reference to key texts, we look at how the literature has reflected profound social, cultural, political and economic change.

This course will be delivered online.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.