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ERIC Number: EJ1162459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Death as Insight into Life: Adolescents' Gothic Text Encounters
Del Nero, Jennifer
Reading Improvement, v54 n4 p135-141 Win 2017
This qualitative case study explores adolescents' responses to texts containing death and destruction, a seminal trope of the Gothic literary genre. Participants read both classic and popular culture texts featuring characters grappling with death in their seventh grade reading classroom. Observations, interviews, and documents were collected and analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings reveal that through exploring death, all of the participants reaped meaningful insights about life that had personal and social benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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