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Gothic Unit Intro

  1. 1. Gothic
  2. 2. History <ul><li>The term “Gothic” originally referred to the Goths, a Germanic tribe which helped bring down Rome. </li></ul><ul><li>Later, the term was used in to indicate “Germanic” or “Medieval,” especially in art and architecture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gothic Architecture
  4. 4. “ Gothic” in Literature <ul><li>A genre of literature that became wildly popular in the mid to late 1800s. </li></ul><ul><li>Called “Gothic” because it was often associated with things “wild, bloody, and barbarous of long ago.” </li></ul><ul><li>Including… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Desolate Landscapes Ancient or Ruined Buildings The Supernatural Monsters Beautiful Women in Distress Dashing Heroes Evil Aristocrats Essentially, it’s Romantic. (With “villainy, murder, and the supernatural.”)
  6. 6. Some Familiar Gothic Works: Frankenstein By Mary Wollstoncraft Shelly Dracula By Bram Stoker The Works of Edger Allen Poe
  7. 7. Southern Gothic <ul><li>Uses supernatural or unusual </li></ul><ul><li>events to… </li></ul><ul><li>… explore social issues </li></ul><ul><li>… establish a cultural climate </li></ul><ul><li>William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams </li></ul>
  8. 8. Southern Gothic <ul><li>Incorporates Gothic </li></ul><ul><li>characters… </li></ul><ul><li>… more modern and realistic </li></ul><ul><li>…” The Grotesque” </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>“ Gothic” </li></ul><ul><li>http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_H.html#horror_story_anchor </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/allam/general/glossary.htm#g </li></ul><ul><li>“ Southern Gothic” </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Gothic </li></ul>

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