Hello, everyone! My name is Elliot and my pronouns are she/they. My academic goals include studying Art History and Sociology, and within that, I find the history of all kinds of different disciplines of art to be fascinating, as well as how that history has and continues to have an impact on different societies and their cultures, moral beliefs, and societal infrastructure. Aside from that, I love the arts as a pastime, too. I have a passion for dance and music, things I have been doing since I was young. Literature is also a passion of mine, I write short stories and poetry and dabble in songwriting, it’s also a reason why I chose this class! As for what “Gothic” means, I am familiar with it in the context of art history – where it’s a style of architecture in Europe popular in the 12th-16th centuries – and fashion style and culture. However, I have always enjoyed genres of horror, thriller, etc. so I assume that must be a part of it. Things such as gloomy, eerie, and ominous atmospheres, and the saying, “the strange and the unusual” come to mind as well. The stories like Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are a few I imagine fit the bill to be considered gothic literature. I just never thought to refer to these groups of elements in fiction as “Gothic”, which is also interesting.
I am very excited to be here to gain more insight into this genre, read some great stories, and have great discussions. I hope we can have an interesting and spooky semester together! It’s nice to meet you all! 🙂Print this page