Essay *Working* (HUM303)

I wanted to put this out there just to give you a heads up. We’re looking at a 5/19 due date probably. I will be revising this essay prompt in days to come. You are welcome to talk to me about any ideas you have for your paper.

Choose at least one of the following texts: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, The Heart of Darkness, and Mygale.

Your job is to write an informed, creative, and insightful interpretation of your chosen text(s).

You will need to

research your text(s)– the social and historical context, the critical reception

analyze your text in terms of its form. Think about narrative discourse– the how of the text– in addition to the what.

situate your text with respect to the gothic. Is it a gothic text? What is a gothic text? To what ends are specific gothic elements/conventions being put?

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