The Gothic Heroine

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Classic gothic heroines like Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897) are among the most widely recognized and frequently adapted literary characters. Emerging in the late 18th century and persistently popular in our own time, gothic heroines have come of age along with feminism. Combining elements of romance, horror, mystery, and other genres, these sensational bestsellers illuminate and challenge our concepts of heroism and gender roles. Join us for study and lively discussion of unforgettable heroines from Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey to Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’s Dead Until Dark . Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7289. Fall 2022 tuition is $549.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • Familiarity with important gothic heroines

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.