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The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

University of Stirling via Open Education by Blackboard

Overview

Designed for the non-specialist learner, this six-week course is intended as an introduction to the inter-disciplinary dimensions of the Gothic Revival in British culture of the long eighteenth century (1700-1850). Over 6 weekly sessions, you will be guided by acknowledged experts in the field of Gothic studies through the following topics:

 

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction, and the Meanings of the Term ‘Gothic’ in the Eighteenth Century

Week 2: An Introduction to Gothic Literature: Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764)

Week 3: Gothic Literature after Walpole

Week 4: The Gothic Revival in Architecture

Week 5: Gothic Interiors in the Eighteenth Century

Week 6: Gothic in Eighteenth-century Visual Art

Taught by

Dale Townshend

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