ENG-315 The Supernatural in British Literature

Full Title: Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature. By examining the specters that have haunted the last two hundred years of British fiction, this course will explore the applicability of the supernatural as a vehicle for expressing transgressions against cultural and literary conventions. Canonical and non-canonical authors have imaginatively and effectively summoned the supernatural to animate tensions embedded in class structure, gender and family dynamics, imperial possessions, science and religion, realism and fantasy, and the permeability of language.(Literature Seminars) Prerequisites: 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies course (any version).


3 credits