For some lessons (but by no means all) my plan is to start providing brief notes at the foot of the opening slides. There’s no grand purpose behind doing so: just thought it might be a good way of helping to frame student thinking. For example, there’s a tendency for students to believe that A Christmas Carol is a typically gothic novel – they expect it to be just frightening. However, as Lyn Pykett highlights in her essay ‘Sensation and the Fantastic in the Victorian Novel’, that’s not the case…
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