ENG-10050 - Gothic Nightmares: Robots, Monsters and Witches
Coordinator: Rebecca Bowler Room: 2.037 Tel: +44 1782 7 33017
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733147

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To introduce students to key literary texts from the gothic genre; to equip students with relevant theoretical perspectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate skills of close textual analysis and the ability to use consistent and accurate bibliographic references: 1
Describe, explain and apply key critical and theoretical terms and concepts relevant to the interpretation of Gothic writing, film and TV: 1
Demonstrate familiarity with the generic characteristics of Gothic writing, as well as an awareness of national cultural differences and of the social and historical contexts of Gothic: 1

Study hours

Three hours of contact time per week, including in week one: Two hour lecture slots with one hour of traditional lecture and one hour of screening and discussion per week AND one hour discussion-based seminar per week.
114 hours class and assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
Research essay
A research essay of 2000 words. Students will demonstrate close reading skills, the ability to structure and deliver a convincing argument, and engagement with relevant secondary sources. They will be given a list of 8-10 questions to choose from.