Gotikens klassiker, 7.5 högskolepoäng

Giltig fr.o.m.: VT2024
Giltig t.o.m.:
Beslutsdatum: 2023-11-14
Beslutad av: Ämnesrådet för litteraturvetenskap

SW = the text is available on the SH StudyWeb, “Studiewebben”.

L = the text is available in a binder in the day loan room in the library.

(Unless otherwise stated, the title is available in the library/bookshop.)

Compulsory primary literature (any edition of your choice, or links below)

Lagerlöf, S. ”The Changeling”, transl. Knopf, New York 1992 SW

Le Fanu, Carmilla (1872)

Lewis, M., The Monk (1796)

Poe, E. A., “The Black Cat” (1843)

Poe, E. A., Narrative of A. Gordon Pym (1838)

Polidori, W., The Vampire (1819)

Radcliffe, A., “On the Supernatural in Poetry” (1802/1826) SW

Radcliffe, A., A Sicilian Romance (1790)

Shelley, M., Frankenstein (1818)

Spjut, Stefan, Stallo. A supernatural Thriller, Faber & Faber 2015

Walpole, H., The Castle of Otranto (1764)

Compulsory secondary literature

Blakemore, Steven, “Matthew Lewis’s Black Mass: Sexual, Religious Inversion in The Monk”, Studies in the Novel 30 (1998): 521–539 SW 

Botting, F., Gothic, 2nd ed., London, Routledge, 2014 intro + ch. 2, p 1-40; part of ch. 4: 57-73. (E-book SH library)

Fitzgerald, Lauren, “Female Gothic and the Institutionalization of Gothic Studies,” in Diana Wallace & Andrew Smith (eds.), The Female Gothic. New Directions, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 1–12. (E-book SH library). 

Fox, René, “Carmilla and the Politics of Indistinguishability,” in Joseph Sheridan, Le Fanu, Carmilla: A Critical Edition, ed. Kathleen Costello-Sullivan, Irish Studies, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013, 110–121. SW

Haggerty, G. E., Queer Gothic, Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006, 63–83 SW 

Halberstam, Judith, “Making Monsters” Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1995, 28–52. (E-Book SH library) 

Hogle, Jerrold E., “Recovering the Walpolean Gothic: The Italian: Or, the Confessional of the Black Penitents (1796–1797),” in Dale Townshend & Angela Wright (eds.), Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 151–167 SW 

Goddu, Theresa, “American Gothic”, in Catherine Spooner & Emma McEvoy (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Gothic, London: Routledge, 2007, 63–72. (E-book SH library) 

Leffler, Yvonne, Swedish gothic: landscapes of untamed nature, Anthem Press, London, 2023 E-bok SH library, ch. “introduction” and p.1-18; 24-33

Lindén, Claudia & Ruin, Hans, “The Vampire, the Undead and the Anxieties of Historical Consciousness,” in Stefan Helgesson & Jayne Svenungsson (eds.), Ethos of History, London: Berghahn, 2018, 32–53. SW 

Miles, Robert, “‘Mother Radcliffe’ and the Female Gothic,” in Diana Wallace & Andrew Smith (eds.), The Female Gothic. New Directions, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 42–59. (E-book SH library) p. 42-59 

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky, “The Character in the Veil: Imagery of the Surface in the Gothic Novel,” PMLA 96 (1981), p. 255–270. SW

Twitchell, J. B., Living Dead. A Study of the Vampire in Romantic Literature, Durham: Duke University Press, 1981, p. 39–49; 103–115. (E-book SH library) 

Wallace, D. & A. Smith (ed.), The Female Gothic. New Directions, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 p. 1-12. (E-book SH library)

Wijkmark, Sofia, ”Nordic Troll Gothic”, Nordic Gothic. (eds.) Troy, Höglund, Leffler and Wijkmark, Manchester UP, Manchester 2020, L

For students who read Swedish

Lärarutbildningens studenter läser ett par kapitel ur:

Kostenniemi, Peter, Hemsökt barndom: Bilder av barnet i gotisk barnlitteratur, SU avh. L

The Swedish students’ optional reading:

Bohlin, Anna, "Magi och nation [Elektronisk resurs] Häxor i finländsk och svensk 1800-talslitteratur", Historiska och litteraturhistoriska studier 93, 47-78, 2018.

Rydberg, Viktor, Vampyren, Lindblad, Uppsala, 1957.


Le Fanu, S., Carmilla (1872) (or SW)

Lewis, M., The Monk (1796)

Poe, E. A., Narrative of A. Gordon Pym (1838)

Polidori, W., The Vampire (1819)

Shelley, M., Frankenstein (1818)

Walpole, H., The Castle of Otranto (1764)

Compulsory films for group presentations (one film/group) 

Nosferatu (1922) director: F.W Murnau

Count Dracula (1931) director: Tod Browning

Frankenstein (1931) director: James Whale

The Vampire lovers (1970) director: Roy Ward Baker