Read the preface and main text of Dracula and respond to the writing prompts below. Format all responses on the same document and submit via Pilot. DUE DATE: Friday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.


In YOUR OWN WORDS, write one-paragraph sketches for the following characters that account for their biographies, emotional dispositions, and core desires. Each sketch must be at least 100 words.

Jonathan Harker
Mina Murray
Lucy Westenra
Van Helsing
Count Dracula


If you have not read Dracula before, you have likely seen a film that has either been adapted from or inspired by Stoker's novel. At the very least, you have seen a film with vampires in it. Based on your cinematic experience, was the character of Count Dracula what you expected? How did he exceed or fall short of your expectations? Cite specific details from the novel. 250-500 words.


Read the wiki on gothic fiction. Dracula falls into this category, combining elements of horror and romance. Identify and explain the ways in which Stoker’s novel exhibits gothic characteristics. 500-750 words. DUE DATE: Friday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.


In your own words, summarize the following three articles from the supplementary material in the Norton Critical Edition of Dracula:

David J. Skal • "His Hour Upon the Stage": Theatrical Adaptations of Dracula
Carol A. Senf • Dracula: The Unseen Face in the Mirror
Christopher Craft • "Kiss Me with Those Red Lips": Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula

Each summary should be 250 words long and formatted as a single paragraph. As always, be sure that your writing is revised and polished. Submit all three summaries on the same document via Pilot. DUE DATE: Friday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.