Exploring Gothic Literature in London

Dr. Staci Stone (More Info)

Exploring Gothic Literature in London

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
ENG 399

Literature , English

Course Description:

Encounter vampires, ghosts, murder, magic, and cemeteries--as we explore London’s many sites featured in famous works of Gothic literature and those used in film adaptations of that genre. Critical readings of Bram Stoker, J. K. Rowling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Mary Shelley will inform us of our adventures in Highgate Cemetery, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. We will immerse ourselves in cultural history in such diverse sites as the British Museum and a museum of curiosities and “natural history” as well as a real Gothic cathedral, and we will experience a modern treatment of Gothic themes when taking the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Students must have completed the minimum composition requirements at their home institution.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

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