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Dr. Amy H. Sturgis to Teach The Gothic Tradition at Mythgard Institute

Registration is now open at Mythgard Institute for the SF-centric online class The Gothic Tradition, taught
Dr. Amy H. Sturgis.

Here’s the course description:

The Gothic literary tradition began in the mid-eighteenth century in Europe and lives on in various forms across the globe through contemporary fiction, poetry, art, music, film, and television. 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 threatening aliens of H.P. Lovecraft, 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.

For more details and the course schedule, check out the The Gothic Tradition at Mythgard Institute.

And look! A trailer!

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1 Comment on Dr. Amy H. Sturgis to Teach The Gothic Tradition at Mythgard Institute

  1. This sounds fascinating. Has anyone taken one of Mythgard’s courses? If so, what did you think?

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