English 185C - Spring, 2022

Literature by Women after 1900

Class Information

Instructor: Frederickson, Kathleen
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 290 Hickey Gym
GE Areas: Writing Experience


Topic: The Gothic, Haunting, History, and Memory

This class will read Gothic texts written by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From the imposing house that reveals the perils of domesticity, to the haunting spirit that shows how history lives on in the present, the Gothic has long offered vehicles for exploring how gender and sexuality attach to histories both personal and (inter)national.


2 papers
Section Assessment


Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi
Trickster Drift, Eden Robinson