English 177 - Fall, 2014

Study of an Individual Author

    Topic: Bram Stoker, Dracula, and the 1890's

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
CRN: 42526
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50
Location: 7 Wellman

Description

    Bram Stoker, Dracula, and the 1890s

    This course will read Bram Stoker’s celebrated 1897 novel Dracula in relation to key topics in the Britain of the 1890s. In addition to reading the novel itself, as well as other fiction by Stoker, we will investigate how Stoker’s work participates in, for instance, debates about homosexuality, the management of the theatre, Irish self-government, medical ethics, psychology, and technological innovation.

Grading

    Paper 1: 20%
    Paper 2: 30%
    Midterm: 15%
    Final: 20%
    Attendance: 10%
    Participation: 5%

Texts

    Dracula, Stoker
    The Snake's Press, Stoker
    The Lair of the White Worm, Stoker