Reflections (BSP Blog Post 9)

The past month has been such a wonderful experience. I made new friends, learned about Victorian Gothic literature, and explored London, as well as Paris and Edinburgh to a lesser extent. I feel that I grew personally and academically. I noticed changes in myself that could have only come from studying abroad. Looking back on... Continue Reading →


The Human/Animal Binary in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BSP Blog Post 8)

After reading a few interesting Gothic novels/novellas over these past weeks, I feel I have a better understanding of the elements of a Gothic story. It is now time to choose my research paper topic for one of these stories, and I have chosen The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis... Continue Reading →

Marley’s Warning (BSP Blog Post 7)

In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens uses Marley as a warning for Ebeneezer Scrooge. The description of Marley is Gothic, as well as a little scary. Without much description, ghosts in general are Gothic. They are supernatural beings that can cross physical boundaries. They are also crossing a boundary between being both dead and alive. They... Continue Reading →

The Haworth Experience (BSP Blog Post 5)

On Monday, I got the opportunity to visit and explore Haworth, a quaint village on the English moors. This is where Emily Bronte grew up and got the inspiration to write Wuthering Heights. Overall, I had a wonderful time. I loved being able to hike the moors, even though the path was uneven and oftentimes slippery... Continue Reading →

Horace Walpole’s Gothic Revival (BSP Blog Post 3)

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Horace Walpole's Gothic revival mansion, Strawberry Hill. This awe-inspiring house was painstakingly built with an eye to detail unmatched by many homes. His attention to detail in order to evoke emotions from his visitors is obvious and something I myself experienced while touring the manor. Walpole is credited... Continue Reading →

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