Designed for the non-specialist learner, this six-week course is intended as an introduction to the inter-disciplinary dimensions of the Gothic Revival in British culture of the long eighteenth century (1700-1850). Over 6 weekly sessions, you will be guided by acknowledged experts in the field of Gothic studies.
The MOOC is arranged according to the following structure:
Week 1: Introduction, and the Meanings of the Term ‘Gothic’ in the Eighteenth Century
Week 2: An Introduction to Gothic Literature: Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764)
Week 3: Gothic Literature after Walpole
Week 4: The Gothic Revival in Architecture
Week 5: Gothic Interiors in the Eighteenth Century
Week 6: Gothic in Eighteenth-century Visual Art