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Intro to Gothic Literature

The genre of suspense and gloom, nature and sublimity.

  • Started Jan 9
  • $95/month
  • 38 W Sierra Madre Blvd. Unit K, Sierra Madre, CA

Available spots


Service Description

In this class, students will explore the origins of the gothic genre as well as how the genre has progressed over time. Mad scientists, blasted heaths, abandoned ruins, elusive ghosts, charming vampires, and even little green men people its stories. With ingredients such as a highly developed sense of atmosphere, extreme emotions including fear and awe, and emphases on the mysterious and the paranormal, Gothic works tend to express anxieties about social, political, religious, and economic issues of the time, as well as rejection of prevailing modes of thought and behavior. This course will investigate the fascinating and subversive Gothic imagination (from the haunted castles of Horace Walpole to the haunting characters of Edgar Allen Poe, from Dracula to Coraline), identify the historical conditions that have inspired it, consider how it has developed across time and place and medium, and explore how it has left its indelible imprint on the modern genres of science fiction and fantasy.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

For camps, clients may cancel up to ONE WEEK before camp begins and receive a half refund. For tutoring sessions, clients may cancel up to ONE DAY before their appointment to receive a half refund. Cancellations made the day of tutoring appointments will not receive a refund. Cancelation of any course must be made in writing via email to pageturnersorg@gmail.com. If cancelation occurs on or before the 2nd class session of the month, tuition will be waived for that month. Should cancelation occur after the 2nd class session of the month, tuition for that month will still be applied. Thank you for your understanding.


Contact Details

  • 38 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA, USA

    626-523-0761

    pageturnersorg@gmail.com


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