265 Subgenre Koshlaychuk Fall 2014

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Romance In Horror Fiction:

Romance In Horror Fiction Jesse Koshlaychuk San Jose State University, School of Information LIBR 265-01, Materials for Young Adults Instructor: Jonathan Hunt, Fall 2014


Gothic F iction The Twilight Saga Origins of the Genre Supernatural Sublime Good vs. E vil . introduction

Genre Analysis:

Genre Analysis Characters often perceive themselves to be flawed or inadequate P rotagonists are usually teenage girls who negatively compare themselves to creatures with beauty , grace, and confidence This reflects identity and self confidence issues many teens face, seeking to be special or perfect but always coming up short

Genre Critique :

Genre Critique Gender Stereotypes Codependency is Glorified in Romantic Relationships Unrealistic Expectations Placed Upon Readers Idolization of Psychopathic Romantic Partners

Genre Critique :

Genre Critique Beneficial Qualities Of the Genre: Incentive for Excellence Transition Into Adulthood Fantasy and Imagination Fuels Creative Thought Fosters Spirituality


conclusion Research Based on Scholarly A rticles on the Twilight Saga Limitations of R esearch Value of Romantic Horror


Beautiful Darkness, by K. Garcia Linger, by M. Stiefvater Tiger’s Voyage, by C. Houck Twilight, by S. Meyers Recommendations

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references Emandi, E. M. (2013). Early gothic fiction in English literature.  Scientific Journal Of Humanistic Studies ,  5 (9), 82-86 Garcia, K. (2010).  Beautiful darkness . New York: Little, Brown. Happel , A., & Esposito, J. (2010). Vampires, vixens, and feminists: An analysis of Twilight.  Educational Studies ,  46 (5), 524-531. doi:10.1080/00131946.2010.510411 Houck, C. (2011).  Tiger's voyage . New York: Splinter.


references Kokkola, L. (2011). Virtuous vampires and voluptuous vamps: Romance conventions reconsidered in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.  Children's Literature in Education ,  42 (2), 165-179. Mercer, J. (2011). Vampires, desire, girls and God: Twilight and the spiritualities of adolescent girls.  Pastoral Psychology ,  60 (2), 263-278. Merskin , D. (2011). A boyfriend to die for: Edward Cullen as compensated psychopath in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight.  Journal Of Communication Inquiry ,  35 (2), 157-178. doi:10.1177/0196859911402992

References :

References Meyer, S. (2005).  Twilight . New York City: Little, Brown. Owens, A. (2011). Limited by stereotypes: Gender bias in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series.  LOGOS: A Journal Of Undergraduate Research ,  4 124-137. Silver, A. (2010). Twilight is not good for maidens: Gender, sexuality, and the family in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.  Studies in the Novel ,  42 (1), 121-138.WIKA, C. C. (2011). She's Not Me.  Voice Of Youth Advocates ,  34 (3), 234-237. Stiefvater, M. (2010).  Linger . New York: Scholastic Press.

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