Introduction to Gothic Literature Part 1

Mark Tyson B.A., M.A.
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Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(447)
The spooky old castle, the supernatural, and the tragic yet ironic hero, take a journey back to the 18th and 19th centuries to the Gothic stories of Edgar Allan Poe, John William Polidori, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Elizabeth Gaskell to uncover Vampires, Witches, and Ghosts!

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
I hold a Masters Degree in English and Literature with a specialty in Gothic Literature. I wrote my masters thesis over Edgar Allan Poe and his feminine ideal. I have experience teaching Gothic Literature in public school and online. Plus, I really love this material and study it for fun! 
 1 file available upon enrollment
To prepare for the first class read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe which is attached and accessible upon enrollment. The poem is relatively short and can be easily printed. Look for elements in the poem that build dread and suspense. Copies of the Gothic literature stories to be read during the week between class discussions will be provided after class each week to be read for the following week. I personally read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe the first class meeting.
There is mild violence (monsters, ghosts, blood, and vampires!) This class is a "Book Club" style class, which means I give a lot of background information and the learner is encouraged (but not required)  to discuss their interpretation of the material.  This is a reading and discussion class. 

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(447)
Mark Tyson holds a B.A. in English and Culture from New York Institute of Technology and a M.A. in English From Sanford National University San Diego, CA. He teaches English and Literature classes with a particular focus on 18th and 19th century... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
55 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(16)
Completed by 84 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
3-6 learners per class

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