Gothic Tropes

What makes Gothic Gothic?

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What exactly is Gothic literature?

What specifically constitutes a Gothic novel? How do you know if a movie is Gothic? What are consumers’ expectations of the Gothic genre?

These questions about the elements of Gothic fiction might come up if you’re enjoying a spooky season, are Gothic-curious, watching, reading, writing…



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Tantra Bensko

Tantra Bensko

Gold-medal-winning psychological suspense novelist, writing Instructor, manuscript editor living in Berkeley.