A CoLA-Verse Discussion Series: "The Gothic in Literature and Film"

Presented by the College of Liberal Arts

“The Gothic in Literature and Film”

Led by Kim Rawley (Professional Writing) & Jennifer Peterson (Communication), College of Liberal Arts, Woodbury University

On Thursday, November 12th, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

When most people think of Gothic literature, they imagine a spooky Victorian house, with hot and cold running ghosts, or a graveyard with ornate headstones. But Gothic was born 73 years before Queen Victoria’s coronation and had its roots in Enlightenment thinking and philosopher Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. The Gothic aesthetic has influenced many writers, painters, poets, and in modern life, our films, music, television, and video games.


BACKGROUND READING TO PREPARE FOR THE DISCUSSION:

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
  • What makes a film or book “gothic”?
  • How has the medium of film shaped the genre?
  • How has it changed over time?
  • What is its enduring appeal?

RING CENTRAL MEETING LINK

Date: Thursday, November 12th, at 4:45 pm (please log in early to this event, so we can start on time at 5:00 pm)
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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