American Gothic

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
220AG
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
An examination of the gothic--a world of fear, haunting, claustrophobia, paranoia, and monstrosity--in American literature and culture, with an emphasis upon issues of race and gender. Topics include slavery and the gothic; gothic sexuality; Southern, Northern, and national gothic; freakishness and grotesquerie; and visual gothic. Focus on fiction, with some film and photography. Authors, filmmakers, and artists may include Alcott, Arbus, Browning, Crane, Dunbar, Dunn, Elmer, Faulkner, Gilman, Hitchcock, Kubrick, McCullers, Morrison, O'Connor, Oates, Parks, Poe, Romero, Turner, and Wood.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Variable Credit Comments: 
Component course for Film Studies
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
108296,108283
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
108283

Course Sections

American Gothic
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Elizabeth Young eyoung@mtholyoke.edu TTH 01:30PM-02:45PM