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The Victorian Gothic Short Story

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

Found in Literature

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Overview

The course offers a specialized study of the Victorian Short Story in relation to the Gothic mode. It will introduce students to the form as it was practised in Great Britain by great masters of literature such as Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde and H.G.Wells. This course highlights the fact that the Gothic short story was an important and flourishing literary genre in the Victorian period.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Any Interested Learners 
PREREQUISITES:           NIL      
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    British Council American Embassy

Syllabus


COURSE LAYOUT


Week 1: Charles Dickens The Signal Man (1866)
Week 2: Rudyard Kipling My Own True Ghost Story (1888)
Week 3: Arthur Conan Doyle The Red-Headed League (1891)     
Week 4: H.G.Wells The Red Room (1896)

Taught by

Prof. Divya A

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