English 2341

English 2342 syllabus Fall 2017 (updated 8/21/2017)

Class Notes and Resources

A list of common genre features of the Gothic

The Byronic Hero

Notes on “Sir Bertrand, Baldick, and Lovecraft” (8/28/2016)

Typed notes of Baldick_on_Gothic

Chris Baldick’s introduction is available at Amazon in the “Click to Look Inside!” feature. Click the image of the book’s cover, click on the Table of Contents, then go forward four page views until you find the “Introduction.” Chris Baldick, “Introduction,” The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales.

Class notes on Baldick’s introduction and “Sir Bertrand” 9/1/2011

Class notes on “Andreas Vesalius…,” “Raymond…” (“Lady Eltringham” read for that day too) (9/2/2014)

Slideshow on Gothic Literature

“Supernatural Horror in Literature” (Lovecraft)

Supernatural Horror Literature–early Gothic (nice page with discussion and images)

“Bloody Countess”–Bathory–rhetorical analysis notes

Notes on “Carmilla”

Moments from the Vampire stories  _

Notes on Byron, Polidori, and Vampires

Vampire the Masquerade murders

Poe and “The Masque of the Red Death” grid

“Love Starved” and “Cabin 33” notes

The Dark Knight Returns – class notes

Cambridge Companion to Gothic Literature

Matheson’s “Drink My Blood” video: “My Ambition

English 2341 Research paper (updated 11/29/2017)

Class notes on Angela Carter “Lady of the House of Love” and Joyce Carol Oates’ “The Goat Girl”   –

18th and 19th century American Gothic (a well-produced 28 minute video at American Passages)

The population of London in the early 19th c.

Aphra notes (Nancy Collins)

Research paper grading rubric

Anna Laetitia Aikin, “Sir Bertrand”  (the story “Sir Bertrand” is at the end of the study, so scroll to the end of the PDF document).

J. Wadham, “Lady Eltringham….” (link broken)
J. Wadham, “Lady Eltringham” (have to register to download pdf)

“Lady Eltringham” pdf (Lady Eltringham or The Castle or Ratcliffe Cross, J. Wadham)

Sir Raymond, a Fragment
Reading contexts for ‘Raymond‘”

Dunsany’s “Two Bottles of Relish”

Carmilla”  (html copy at Penn State)


Carmilla” BBC radio adaptation, 45 minutes

Carmilla” Librivox audio recording, unabridged! 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death”

Emile Zola, “The Death of Olivier Becaille” (at Classicreader.com)

Emile Zola, “The Death of Olivier Becaille” (at Online-literature.com)

De Maupassant, “Who Knows?” in two parts (links unreliable)

De Maupassant, “Who Knows?”  Gutenberg copy–includes other De Maupassant stories. “Who Knows?” is story 11.

De Maupassant, “Who Knows?” Audio version! Scroll to bottom of the page. Some nice graphics and write up on the story.

“Mateo Falcone” at Google books with marginal comments

“Mateo Falcone” (printable version)

“La Grande Breteche” (printable version–you have to close an ad and watch a 7 second text ad, then you can print the Scribd file)

“La Grande Breteche” at Horrormasters.com

Petrus Borel, “Andreas Vesalius the Anatomist”

Thomas Hardy, “Barbara of the House of Grebe”

Anon. “The Friar’s Tale”

“The Monk of Horror”  Link revised, 9/6/2012

Lovecraft stories audio on Librivox:

Study materials for exams

English 2342 Midterm exam review

Last minute corrections to Midterm study guide   (Please note the elimination of TWO of the options listed on the Midterm Review above.)

practice questions for engl2342

Plot synopses for review

Another set of plot synopses for the midterm

Final Exam Study Guide _ English 2341 Final Exam review

English 2342 Story Study Guide for final.


Previous Semesters’ readings

Notes on Neuromancer

Class notes on Neuromancer

China Miéville

King Lear Poster, Houston area performance, 9/23-10/9

Hoffman’s “The Sandman”

Literary Gothic page on Hoffman

“The Uncanny” (Freud)

Stephen King talks about how he gets inspiration for story ideas (53:04)

Nice page on “keramat”

Neuromancer, Ninsei, and Chiba City: A note.

Notes on The Dark Descent and “The Reach”

English 2342 research paper (updated 9/15/2015)


English 2342 syllabus Fall 2015  (updated 8/25/2015)

English 2341 syllabus Fall 2015

English 2342 syllabus 2015 commented 11/172015 “Blood Disease” and the Vampire tale.

English 2342 Syllabus 2013 (revised 10/29/2013)

English 2342 Syllabus 2013_b (schedule slightly revised 10/3/2013)

English 2342 Syllabus 2013  (schedule slightly revised 9/3/2013)
English 2342 Syllabus 2013
English 2342 Syllabus

English 2342 Final Exam Review (remember, no definition matching on the final)