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Unit Overview: Gothic Literature

For next step we recommend the unit: Jane Eyre.

For next step we recommend the unit: The Short Story.

Lessons:

16 lessons

What Gothic fiction means

In this lesson, we will learn about the essential information you need to know before we start studying Gothic Literature. We will be exploring a definition of what Gothic is in order to develop your understanding. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 18m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

What Gothic conventions are

In this lesson, we will learn about the essential information you need to know about the typical conventions of this genre before we start studying Gothic Literature. We will be exploring what these conventions are in order to develop your understanding. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 15m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Gothic themes

In this lesson, we will learn about typical Gothic themes such as madness, the body, death, fear, physical danger and the haunting past. We will then start studying a famous Gothic story, 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 16m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Understanding authorial intent and how to use this to develop analysis

In this lesson, we will look at the famous novelist Charles Dickens and the concept of authorial intent and apply this. We will do this by looking at the Gothic across his work, but particularly focusing on an extract from 'A Chrismtas Carol'. We will consider, in particular, why he may have chosen to incorporate elements of the Gothic in his writing for an intended purpose. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 13m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript