Introduction to key themes, context and theory of Gothic texts from 17th to 21st Century. High quality lessons (ppt), supporting resources and a range of extracts.
Mainly geared to OCR A level Literature but only in reference to AO weightings.
Castle of Otranto
Jekyll and Hyde
The Lovely Bones
and many more
Detailed lessons looking at the key themes and issues in The Bloody Chamber. Looking at Bluebeard and how Carter has subverted the original text. Looking at the Sadeian Woman and how it can illuminate understanding of the core text. Some attention to the lewd and provocative content in the story. (use of the C-word)
And use of EMC article tying the text to Dracula as a way back to the Gothic.
Lessons (to follow Sublime and Early Gothic Fiction) enabling students to understand key features and identify contextual factors that impact Victorian Gothic.
Range of extracts and activities. To support OCR Literature A Level study.