Archive for October, 2014

Guidelines for Your Story’s Preface

Posted: October 28, 2014 in Home

Guidelines for the Gothic Fiction Story Preface

Preface: n. a preliminary statement in a book by the author detailing its purpose or scope

Your three paragraph preface should be structured as follows:

P1: The purpose and message of your story. What is it all about? What should readers learn from it? To what should they pay special attention?

P2: Why Gothic fiction? What makes the Gothic genre perfect for your story? Why is the literary Gothic the most effective venue for such a story? How does this genre contribute to the meaning of your story?

P3: Which Gothic elements have you used and to what purposes?

Perfect Weather

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Home

A gloomy, dreary day with wet, howling winds and a dark, foreboding sky beckons all writers of Gothic fiction: “today is a great day to work on your stories!”

Yep…It’s quite gothically inspiring out there…any ideas?

Gothic Fiction Assignment Criteria

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Home

Hello Everyone!

I have attached the criteria for your Gothic Fiction assignment here: Frolio Gothic Fiction Assignment

Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Posted: October 8, 2014 in Home

A statue of Edgar Allan Poe was recently unveiled in Boston. Here is a link to the article:

Gothic Literature Handout

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Home

I have placed a Gothic Literature handout in the library section of this blog. Print a copy for yourselves and be sure to bring it in on Monday.