The author combines detective story, sarcasm, parallel development of the two love stories, neo-victorian fiction, poetry, prose and much more together in one novel which is very typical of postmodernism. (BERTOLDI, 2012, p.2) The title might be the one element that catches reader´s attention. What does the "A Romance" part in the title means? Normally, the typical romance narrates around the quest motif, which is present in Possession. Moreover, the story shapes around the theme of a love story and reminds of a gothic and detective genre, which is another element of romance.
There are two ways these romance pieces are written: as a series or category romance (the author writes a succession of books that fit a theme or follow a storyline) or as a single-title romance. Within the sub-genre of romance, there have been numerous hybrids such as but not limited to comedy-romance (Rom Coms), Satirical Romance and Serious Romance that can be seen or examined through modern pieces. Popular works that fit the model of this sub-genre are Love Rosie, Love Actually, Your Name, Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda (Love, Simon), The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Fault In Our Stars etc. Short Story: - Sub genre -
Thus, different genres are interested in different categories. He explains that speculative fiction is interested specially in “categories of engagement or social critique and categories of replacement or surrogate experience” (Gill 78). And that speculative fiction is separated from science fiction by a fine thread. “Engaged works of speculative fiction may present other realitiesm but their alternate worlds will comment on this world negativelly to satirize it 's shortcommings, or possitively to provide a model of emulation, as in some utopias” (Gill
Genre conventions are small parts of the genre such as character similarities and the same plots that allow us to determine between genres. A lot of genres have elements that the audience expects which have been used other times in previous films from both genre/sub-genre. The two genre conventions that I selected from The Wizard of Oz, is musical and horror. A Musical is a good example to show the crossover illustration of the genre film. Musical films usually focus on songs as a major element, in a realistic setting.
Science fiction is one of the genres of fiction which deals with futuristic settings, science, technology, space travel, time travel, etc. The hallmark of this type of fiction is that it is “a literature of ideas”. It also discusses the question of identity, existence, morality, social structure, desire, etc. If we see carefully and closely, science fiction is always established on the pattern of suspension of disbelief but still it differs from fantasy as its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically postulated physical laws. Characters in a science fiction include robots, clients, androids and futuristic technology such as teleportation machines, ray guns, humanoid computers are integral part of such type of fiction.
As a student, I am exposed to many different genres in literature including comedy, drama, horror, non-fiction, realistic fiction, romance, satire and tragedy. The horror genre is one of the most popular genres there is in both literature and film. Even though not everyone is fond of this genre, it has a lot of fans that would love to read a horror book or watch a horror movie anytime. I personally am not the biggest fan of this genre, since I do not enjoy getting myself frightened or scared, which are both something horror books or films make you feel. Horror in literature has an extensive and interesting history.
The genre of Horror films is a longstanding genre with roots in gothic literature and mythology. Tales such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764) served to set the scene for the film genre (Wilson). Taking on similar traits to horror literature, horror films place a great emphasis on darkness. This darkness can be interpreted in more than one way. The first is in the literal sense of darkness with scenes being dark or at night, obscuring the viewer’s sight to create suspense and anxiety.
For example, the horror genre focuses on the sense of fright and the comedy genre focuses on the sense of humour. Nowadays, watching movies has become a hobby to some teenagers. K-drama is an example of teenagers’ favourite drama. However, some teenagers apply whatever they watched into their daily lives. This aroused a problem when teenagers are not able to separate their reality from the ‘reality’.
In order to study the scientific romances in context to other literary genres we need to go back to the chivalric romance of the Middle Ages and the Gothic novel of the late eighteenth century which can be called the ancestors of prose romance .Malory’s Morte de’ Arthur deserves special mention as it marks the birth of romances in England, it was the first English book in poetic prose and Thomas More’s Utopia(1516) can be considered as another important book which had germs of the present day novel. Gradually the medieval romance lost its popularity with the advent of picaresque tales of adventure which later resulted in the development of heroic romance which came into significance with the publication of Sir Philip Sydney’s Arcadia in 1590.The