A taste of gothic horror: philosophy and Frankenstein
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HP202
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course examines the history of modern philosophy, specifically the Enlightenment through an engagement with the dominant themes and ideas animating Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Enlightenment philosophy, aesthetic sublime, gothic horror, social progress, modern subjectivity and personal identity, gender, technology, and transhumanism.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Appreciate Shelley’s novel and identify some general ideas pertaining to the history of philosophy.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is at a beginner level and does not require any previous knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There may be some assigned readings prior to each class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional cost.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see our website for details of all upcoming philosophy courses.