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2018 Week 2 Course 7

The Nineteenth-Century British Horror Novel


Paul Quinn


Week 2

8 - 14 July 2018

From the Alps to the Arctic, from Transylvania to the streets of London, and in the smiling sinister countryside, creatures of the night and the darkest corners of the human mind stalked the imagination of 19th century Britain. This course will confront the vampires, doppelgängers, murderers and monsters who were created in the emergent horror novel of the 19th century and who undermine the idea of a secure, settled and forward-looking Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria. Intellectual endeavours, Romanticism, the Gothic, murder, madness, politics, sex, race, religion and empire collide in the texts - some familiar, some possibly not - under consideration in this programme.





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