Fin de Siecle Angst: Dracula and Heart of Darkness
10 September 2020,10:00 am - 8 October 2020,11:30 am£325
The nineteenth-century fin de siècle proved a catalyst for a series of anxieties that emerged during the Victorian period. Loss of religious faith, rise of the occult, fears about the effects of an expanding metropolis and a declining Empire, apocalyptic predictions for the future and concern about technological advances all found expression in two of the most enduring narratives of the period, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. In this course we will discuss the stories as creative responses to the contexts in which they were written and as key literary events directing the form of the novel in ways that anticipated the modernism of the early twentieth century. As the dark nights draw in, this course will warm you up for winter.
This course runs over 5 weeks, Thursdays 10 am – 12.30, and is bought as a package at £325.
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