Course title:
Literature: Jekyll and Hyde and other Fin de Siècle Fears
Tutor:
Denise Hanrahan-Wells
Course ID:
C3532605
Start date:
01/11/2021
End date:
06/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 01 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Mon 08 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Mon 15 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Mon 22 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Mon 29 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Mon 06 Dec 2021 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Mon 01 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 08 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 15 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 22 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 29 Nov 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 06 Dec 2021
Times
15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
We will be reading 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by R. L. Stevenson, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde and 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James. You may wish to begin your reading of these before the course starts.
Course aim:
To explore three classic gothic texts from the late nineteenth century.
Course description:
The end of the nineteenth century saw an evolution in the development of the gothic genre, with the site of the human mind becoming a more significant source of mystery and fear. This course will explore three novellas from this period, each of which have had a lasting legacy in popular culture. We will read R.L. Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and Henry James The Turn of the Screw (1898). We will explore Fin de Siècle anxieties related to sexuality, the conflict between science and the supernatural, and what may lay beneath a civilized Victorian society.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Approach literary texts in a critical way.
2. Consider the development of the gothic genre in the late nineteenth century.
3. Discuss the importance of social and historical context in the three set texts.
4. Consider Fin de Siècle anxieties related to sexuality, the conflict between science and the supernatural.
5. Participate in group discussion.
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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What next?

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