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The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
The gothic genre   the goths
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  • 1. TTS SENIOR LIBRARY 2011 What are the origins of the Gothic novel?
  • 2. <ul><li>To understand the Gothic novel you need to consider the background and history of the word </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Gothic’ </li></ul>GOTHIC NOVEL ORIGINS Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Gothic
  • 3. <ul><li>The Goths were nomadic tribes (Visigoths / Ostrogoths) who migrated from the Baltic Sea area in Northern Europe to the Black Sea during the 2nd century A.D - the time of the Roman Empire. </li></ul>THE GOTHS
  • 4. THE GOTHS Image source: http://www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/Barbarians%20024.jpg
  • 5. THE GOTHS During the 5th century, faced by aggression from the Huns coming from the east, the Goths made incursions into Roman territory in search of food and land.
  • 6. Image source: http://www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/Barbarians%20024.jpg THE GOTHS
  • 7. The Romans responded by sending an army to crush them. Emperor Valens expected a quick and easy victory but it was the Roman army that was destroyed! THE GOTHS
  • 8. THE GOTHS Image source: http://www.genreonline.net/Genre_files/Barbarians%20026.jpg
  • 9. The Romans made a treaty with the Goths and employed them as barbarian fighters. THE GOTHS Image source: http://wavada.org/Images/Tricks/Ch02/Goth.jpg
  • 10. <ul><li>Some 13 years later, under the leadership of Aleric the Goths rebelled against the Romans . They were fed up with the Roman scheming and cruel treatment. The Goths marched to Rome and lay siege to the city for two years before destroying it completely. </li></ul>THE GOTHS
  • 11. Image source: http://www.memo.fr/Media/Alaric_Rome.jpg THE GOTHS
  • 12. <ul><li>The fall of Rome in 410AD preceded the collapse of the Roman Empire in Western Europe. The Goths have been attributed with the downfall , although there were many causes. </li></ul>THE GOTHS
  • 13. THE GOTHS Image source: http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/slides/08romfal/mapEWRomanEmpire.jpg The Roman Empire
  • 14. destroyers… uncouth …. illiterate … lacking culture …. violent…. barbaric… wild…. chaotic…. Other myths developed around the Goths which led to them being seen as ... THE GOTHS
  • 15. <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_art Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mgot/hd_mgot.htm Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/239728/Gothic-art Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hieronymus-bosch.org/ Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/romantic/topic_2/welcome.htm Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://smarthistory.org/1700-1800-Age-of-Enlightenment.html Accessed 23.09.11 </li></ul><ul><li>Hieronymus Bosch, c.1450-1516 : between heaven and hell / Walter Bosing. Taschen (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture - a visual history / James Neal.   PRC 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>The Gothic / David Punter and Glennis Byron. Blackwell. (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>A Companion to the Gothic edited by David Punter. Blackwell. (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>AQA English Literature B (A2) Adrian Beard & Pete Bunten Nelson Thornes 2008 </li></ul>GOTHIC NOVEL: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 16. Credits : Jacqui Makselon, Director – TLRC Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

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