This PowerPoint is an introduction to Gothic Literature (along with guided notes). .
It gives a brief history of the genre beginning with the spilt between the Enlightenment and Romanticism.
-- brief timeline of prominent works and authors.
-- definition of Gothic literature and specific elements of it
- topic of insanity
- supernatural influence
- omens, curses, nightmares, dreams, etc.
- damsel in distress
- unreliable narrator
- terror, horror, mystery
The presentation ends with five different movie trailers to demonstrate elements of gothic literature.
Many of the slides have sound or audio clips to help keep student interest; also, includes a student activity, involving the five movie trailers, where students watch a trailer and take notes of gothic elements used in each one.