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as of 6/30/2022

GOTHIC FICTIONS: GENDER, RACE AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectEnglish
Comparative Literature
Number & Suffix: 105
Full UC Title: GOTHIC FICTIONS: GENDER, RACE AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE 
Transcript Title: GOTHIC FICTIONS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The Gothic is a term used in various cultural fields, such as painting, architecture, literature, film, popular music and fashion. This course studies the Gothic mostly in literature and film, with several excursions to other media. Using central topics like the monster and the supernatural, Gothic provides the imaginative space to explore the blurring boundaries between the real and the imagined, the visible and the invisible, reason and emotion, the political and the personal. Thus, the strength of the Gothic consists in questioning traditional values and norms. Strange things are normal and normal things are strange. The course discusses this fascinating cultural mode with various critical approaches within the field of Gothic studies. Students examine and analyze Gothic fiction (novels, films) according to specific sub-themes. Apart from that, the concentration is on theoretical aspects of the Gothic in secondary texts. Students write reports about some of the primary texts analyzed and/or some of the movies screened, using secondary sources. Students provide individual and group presentations in which they include Gothic representations in other cultural artifacts, also different than those discussed in class. As a part of this course students have the opportunity to attend an academic symposium on the Gothic at University of Stirling during the Fall break. Prerequisites for this course include at least one of the following: Visual Culture Studies, Greek Drama, Literary Canon, Adaptation Studies, Tragedy Studies. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: GOTHIC FICTIONS: GENDER, RACE AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE 
Partner University Department: Literature 
Partner University Course Number: UCHUMLIT32