English - Elective 2, topic 3: Hauntings: Late Victorian tales of the supernatural

Course content

This course deals with the late Victiorian ghost story and the pervasive interest in the supernatural, in spiritualism, second sight and the inexplicable. Ghostly children, animals, haunted houses and the return of the pagan gods to modern Europe will be some of the focusing points. 



Students are requested to acquire the following texts before the beginning of the course:

Sheridan Le Fanu, In a Glass Darkly (1872), ed. Robert Tracy, Oxford World’s Classics ISBN 978-0-19-953798-3

Wilkie Collins, The Haunted Hotel (1878) in Miss or Mrs? The Haunted Hotel, The Guilty River, eds Norman Page and Toru Sasaki, Oxford World’s Classics ISBN 978-0-19-953818-8

Vernon Lee, Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales (1890), eds Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006) ISBN 978-1-55111-578-8

Henry James, The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (1898), ed. T.J. Lustig, Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford: OUP, 1998) ISBN 978-0-19-953617-7

Arthur Conan Doyle, Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)

Penguin Classics, new edition (London: Penguin, 2004), ISBN-13: 978-0140437867

7,5 ECTS
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