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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The Victorian Gothic Short Story

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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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 InterestedLearnersPREREQUISITES: NIL INDUSTRY SUPPORT: British Council American Embassy



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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