Genre Theory And the roots of Horror

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Fiction Genre . Evolves over History. 1. Prose . 2. Novel . 3. Romance. Gothic (Terror). *. Horror . (. Slasher. , . Psychological. ,. scifi. , fantasy). Prose vs. Poetry. Define- Non- . rhyme . Poetry . ID: 634811 Download Presentation

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Genre Theory

And the roots of Horror

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Fiction Genre Evolves over History

1. Prose

2. Novel

3. Romance

Gothic (Terror)

*

Horror

(

Slasher

,

Psychological

,

scifi

, fantasy)

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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.

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Novel

Fiction

Represents characters and life with realism

Considerable length and complexity

Often sequential

Formerly Italian “Novella” or new idea (1375)

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Romanticism vs. Classicism

Classicism

Name given to the Greeks by Renaissance thinkers in the 14

th

century. Both Renaissance and Greek in general valued balance and order.

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Romanticism

Not ‘love’ but all strong emotions

Valued imagination over reason

True beauty is expression

and emotion rather

than perfectionGrotesque can be beautiful Eg. Jane Eyre’s love (romance) vs. Taliban in Shakespeare (pre romance)

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Gothic

English author 

Horace Walpole

, with his 1764 novel 

The Castle of Otranto

. Motifs:Mysterious. MadnessDarkness Decay Doubles. Torture, Truth and Terror.Hereditary Curses. Haunted Houses.

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Gothic: Architecture

Echoes Medieval

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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.

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Genre…

It’s Complicated

Essential ideas stay the same (

ie

. Revulsion in horror)

Specific motifs will change…with different authors over time Overlap with a different genre.

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Music: Rock

and

Roll

Time: 1960 vs. 1970

http://youtu.be/

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Music Genre: Same time different sub-Genre

Hendrix (blues)

http://youtu.be/

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Mommas and

Poppas (folk)http://youtu.be/dN3GbF9B

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Horror Overlaps with other Genres

Science fiction (

Alien

)

Slasher

(Scream) Psychological (The Shining) Fantasy (Drag me to Hell) http

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horror.html

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Motifs of Horror

Horror is a current

genre and is changing as we write it.

We

must create our own set of motifs

based on the examples.This is what literary critics have been doing!

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Horror Examples

Box Social

Misery

“The Medicine”“No Mercy”“Twelve Roses”“The Brass Tea Pot”

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Generating Genre Sheet Summary

Observations regarding Characters

Observations regarding narrator/ irony/ figurative

language

Observations regarding media promotions (posters/ covers/ symbols/ camera angels/ sound)

Observations regarding Themes and motifs*** What are 5 things they all share***


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