To what extent has horror fiction for children developed over time, from Grimm to Goosebumps?

Quattromini, Rob (2013) To what extent has horror fiction for children developed over time, from Grimm to Goosebumps? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation focuses on the development of the children’s horror story from its oral traditions to the destined path it is soon to wander. Through examining a selection of texts that span the centuries, this discussion aims to focus on key moments in the genre’s history, and compare them in order to observe how it has shaped and shifted through the ages. It particularly focuses on tales from the Brothers Grimm and R.L. Stine to enable a close textual analysis, and evaluate them with examples of my own creative artefact. Essentially the children’s horror tale has remained a vaguely blurred image of its former self in regards to the use of moral teachings and horror content, but on the whole, the modern horror story for children is remarkably similar to its predecessors in structure and plot.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 15:23
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14241

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