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And the roots of Horror. Fiction Genre . Evolves over History. 1. Prose . 2. Novel . 3. Romance. Gothic (Terror). *. Horror . (. Slasher. , . Psychological. ,. scifi. , fantasy). Prose vs. Poetry. Define- Non- . ID: 390583Embed code:
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And the roots of HorrorSlide2
Fiction Genre Evolves over History
Prose vs. Poetry
Define- Non- rhyme Poetry has a longer history Ex. Epic of GilgameshLink to human’s oral tradition.Unclear ideas of fiction/ non-fiction.Slide4
FictionRepresents characters and life with realismConsiderable length and complexity Often sequential Formerly Italian “Novella” or new idea (1375)Slide5
Romanticism vs. Classicism
Name given to the Greeks by Renaissance thinkers in the 14
century. Both Renaissance and Greek in general valued balance and order.Slide6Slide7
Not ‘love’ but all strong emotions
Valued imagination over reason
True beauty is expression
and emotion rather
Grotesque can be beautiful
. Jane Eyre’s love (romance) vs. Taliban in Shakespeare (pre romance)
, with his 1764 novel
The Castle of Otranto
Darkness Decay Doubles.
Torture, Truth and
Hereditary Curses. Haunted Houses.Slide9
Gothic: ArchitectureEchoes MedievalSlide10
Horror vs. terror
Terror is a main characteristic of Gothic literature.
It refers to awaiting fear– Suspense, Anxiety, Anticipation, Dread.
Poe’s “The Raven” is a classic example of Terror
Horror includes terror but it also has revulsion and disgust.
It includes the moment of revulsion after the fear or frightening moment is fully realized and understood.Slide11
Essential ideas stay the same (
. Revulsion in horror)
pecific motifs will change…
with different authors
Overlap with a different genre.Slide12
Music: Rock and Roll Time: 1960 vs. 1970
http://youtu.be/tpzV_0l5ILI: Elvishttp://youtu.be/pJV81mdj1ic: HendrixSlide13
Music Genre: Same time different sub-Genre
Hendrix (blues)http://youtu.be/TcYOy6I6OR8Mommas and Poppas (folk)http://youtu.be/dN3GbF9BSlide14
Horror Overlaps with other Genres
Science fiction (
Drag me to Hell
Motifs of Horror
Horror is a current
genre and is changing as we write it.
must create our own set of motifs
based on the examples.
is what literary critics have been doing!Slide16
“The Brass Tea Pot”Slide17
Generating Genre Sheet Summary
Observations regarding Characters
Observations regarding narrator/ irony/ figurative
Observations regarding media promotions (posters/ covers/ symbols/ camera angels/ sound)
Observations regarding Themes and
*** What are 5 things they all share***Slide18Slide19Slide20Slide21