Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
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Major Dissertation - Phantasmagoria


I will be researching the subject of 'Phantasmagoria' for my major dissertation.  I have several reason for my decision.

1) My mother was a spiritualist medium for many years.  I personally haven't taken her mantle as it is not an interest of mine.  However, I DO want to understand the Victorian/Post World War occupation with the seen vs unseen. Maybe I want to understand my mother more.

2) Relating to 1), I want to understand the psychology behind the literature of the 'Phantasmagoria.' I think the likes of Heigal/Immanuel Kant will be making an appearance.  It leads on with my interest in Tim Burton's films. Terror vs Horror - the former is more psychological; the latter more physical.

3) Relating to 2), I found myself interested in German Expresionism, Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey, to name a few.

4) May also tie in Steampunk genre etc.

Possible Book List As Follows

Charlotte Bronte - Wuthering Heights #

Bram Stoker - Dracula #

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein *

Horace Walpole - The Castle of Otranto **

Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde #


# -  read it already
* -  On the 'To Do' List
** - On the 'To Do' List, but have got audiobook too.

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I will have to put a PP together before I see the dissertation tutor this coming week.  Need to think of a cunning essay title too.
Tags: ba english yr 3, major dissertation
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