English 208:
The Mystery & Gothic Tradition
This spring, explore the darker side of literature.
Read, learn about, and discuss a wide range of
fictional texts in the genres of mystery and Gothic
from their beginnings to the present.
For intrigue and suspense, vampires and crime
detectives, castles and laboratories, visions and
nightmares, power and sexuality, cultural and
historical context, and more—join us!
- Anne Nagel
MWF 9:30-10:20, ACE-5
Join us to read and talk about…
Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Selections from authors such as Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle, William Faulkner, Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol
Oates, Charlotte Perkins, Edgar Allan Poe,
Edith Wharton…