Weekend course

Gothic to Goth

Saturday 21 October 2017 - Sunday 22 October 2017

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

From Mary Shelley to Marilyn Manson, the term ‘Gothic’ has been enigmatic, combining horror and romance, darkness and mystery. The Romantic Movement’s rejection of Enlightenment reason embraced the unknown, serving as inspiration for the Goth subculture of the 1980s. This course will trace the influences of the Gothic in art, literature, and fashion, in the work of such artists as Henry Fuseli, Horace Walpole and Alexander McQueen.

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Dr Hannah Priest

Course Leader Dr Hannah Priest

Dr Hannah Priest is an academic lecturer and researcher based in Manchester. Her research is primarily concerned with monsters, sex and violence in medieval and contemporary popular culture, and she has published widely on Gothic literature and film, as well as on pop culture more broadly.

I have taken many Weekend Courses at the V&A and always come away feeling inspired, stimulated by the facts, and wishing to know even more. 2015/16 course student

Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Weekend course: Gothic to Goth

21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

£195.00 - £288.00

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)