Barrenechea and “Groovy Gothic” Course Visit Poe Museum

ENGL 394A “Groovy Gothic” Class Visits Poe Museum

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, took his students on a trip to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.  The excursion was funded by a competitive UMW grant, and was part of the spring 2019 ENGL 394A course, “The Groovy Gothic.”  The course explores the intersection of sensational nineteenth-century gothic fiction (Shelley, Stoker, and Poe) and the shock aesthetics of the 1960s counterculture (cinema, music, fashion, painting, and drug culture).