Assignment 1

Oral Presentation on a Popular Fiction Genre                                                 Due June 5th or June 12th

Please research your assigned popular genre and prepare a 5-7 minute presentation to share with the class.

Genres to be discussed on 6/5:

The Gothic Novel
The Dime Novel
The Penny Dreadful
Pulp Magazines and Pulp Fiction
The Romance Novel

Genres to be discussed on 6/12:

The Novel of Manners
The Courtship Novel

In your presentation please address the following questions:

What are the components of the genre? How is the genre defined?
Where and when did the genre originate?
Who is the intended audience of this genre?
What does a representative book of this genre look like?

Please post one or several images or links in the comments section below!

7 Replies to “Assignment 1”

  1. Hey, everyone, I’ll be presenting on pulp fiction today.

    Pulpcovers.com was an invaluable resource for me here. They have thousands and thousands of covers of pulp magazines.

    Here three covers I’ll be discussing specifically today:

    True Detective
    https://pulpcovers.com/death-on-her-doorstep/

    Frontier Stories
    https://pulpcovers.com/white-squaw-of-the-cheyannes/

    Birth of a Tramp
    https://pulpcovers.com/birth-of-a-tramp/

    The Pulp Magazines Project has an extensive archive of actual pulp magazine issues. http://www.pulpmags.org

    I also found this relatively recent article from the pop culture site The A.V. Club to be a good source for giving a concise and relevant backstory on pulp magazines. http://www.avclub.com/article/read-lurid-history-pulp-magazines-214065

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