Gothic Literature is considered by some critics as a sub-genre of Romanticism. Other literary critics consider Gothic literature a genre in its own right. Regardless of its genre classification, Gothic literature became popular in the 18th and early 19th century, about the same time as the Romantic Era, and is still popular today. As you watch the SlideRocket presentation (see next item in course), think about what it is that attracts us to the Gothic. Is current goth what Gothic was in the 18th century?