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Gothic Literature and the Vampire

Outline

The Gothic is a key trope of Western literature, revealing the anxieties which a culture fails to acknowledge and deal with openly. Over the centuries, it has migrated from literature and art into film, music, and popular culture. We’ll carry out some literary critical close reading on extracts of vampire literature from the last two hundred years. The class will come to a close with the opportunity to write a fragment of your own vampire story, using a choice of prompts.

Key facts

Location:

  • On campus
  • Off campus
  • Online

Duration:

  • Short session

Capacity:

  • n/a

Key Stage:

  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • Key Stage 5

Gatsby benchmarks:

  • 7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

Masterclass lasts between 1 and 3 hours.

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