Gothicism

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

For centuries, Gothic fiction has provided authors with imaginative ways to address contemporary fears. As a result, the nature of Gothic novels has been altered considerably from one generation to the next. Early Gothic novels such as Horace...

Frankenstein

Frankenstein is one of the most profound and substantial novels of the 19th century, as well as one of the most memorable. Drafted in the form of letters, the narrative is told from several different points of view, which means that the reader...

I am sure that if you are a real horror fan, you have heard by now of the 1922 movie Nosferatu. It was one of the first real horror movies, made in Germany just after World War I. It had a large influence on vampire lore, because it made them...

In June of 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft and her partner Percy Shelley stayed in a Swiss castle with Lord Byron. Mary Wollstonecraft’s step-sister Claire Clairmont, carrying Lord Byron’s child, was also in attendance, as was Lord...