Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard
calico_pye

Monsterous Undertaking?


When I did my Victorian modules last year, I really wanted to tackle Dracula and compare it with the earlier Frankenstein and use other comparatives. I was persuaded to study either/or A Dolls House/The Yellow Wallpaper and compare it with The Bell Jar.  Basically, because of prolonged absences re Hubby's illness, it was better to tackle something I had read and use the feminist theory module to work on.  I did it pretty well, but felt sad that I couldn't put my reading of Dracula to good use.


Primary Books
(subject to change en route)

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Jekyll and Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Dracula - Bram Stoker
Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

The Turning of the Screw - Henry James

Seconday Books

(To Be Considered)

The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

Any Edgar Allan Poe which is NOT The Tell Tale Heart (as I did a screenplay of it last academic year)

Poems

(To Be Considered)

Lord Byron - Darkness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Christabel/The Ancient Mariner


I can see another psychoanalytical/feminist theory stance here, possibly even post colonial - there is also something called 'Queer Theory' too - though I haven't really got any knowledge of it.

Onward to tomorrow - am not going to uni as I have been a bit poorly over the weekend and need to catch up :-/
Tags: ba english yr 3, bram stoker, carmilla, dracula, edgar allan poe, frankenstein, gothic, joseph sheridan le fanu, major dissertation, samuel taylor coleridge, the victorians
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