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Exploring Genre Horror


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Product Code: 978-1-921085-42-0

by Barbara Stanners

Each title in this series of teacher resource books, intended for use with students  in middle and senior secondary years, starts with a detailed definition of the genre, followed by an examination of a wide range of texts with

  • background information
  • information about text and context
  • ideas on genre conventions, representation of themes, characters, style
  • suggestions and strategies for dealing with the texts
  • a wide range of student activities to suit different year levels,  with emphasis on what is being said and how it is being said, with questions
  • response tasks

Exploring Genre is an invaluable resource with in depth analysis and student exercises to help students analyse, question, interpret and articulate their understanding of the text.

Horror Contents


Defining Horror

Defining  Genre

Gothic Horror

Typical Gothic Conventions and Motifs

Monsters, Vampires and Aliens

Beowulf-epic poem

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Dracula - Bram Stoker

The War of the Worlds ( Radio Play) Howard Koch

The War of the Worlds (novel extracts) H.G.Wells

Supernatural, Surreal and Macabre

Porphyria’s lover -  Browning

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner   - Coleridge

Strange Fits of Passion –Wordsworth

The Red Room - H.G.Wells

The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart & The Raven - Poe

Chronic Ward - Skrzynecki

Thriller   - Michael Jackson

They call me the Wild Rose - Minogue & Cabe

Film Horror

Film Genre

Nosferatu – Murnau

Pyscho & The Birds – Hitchcock

Contemporary Horror Fiction

Writing Horror