Sunday, October 28, 2007

romance (genre)

A story that is unrealisitic, in that it

-Violates the laws of physical/human nature

-Takes place in a far off time and/or place

(Contrasted with the more realistic novel)

Ex of a Romance: Oroonoko

----------------------Rashell Khan, 10/26/2007; 1 pm

1 comment:

P.J. said...

Can you offer a quote or example from either Oroonoko or another work, focusing on how the conventions of romance shape either the aesthetic or the rhetoric of the work? Also, can you talk about a work that critiques the genre, or its possible misreadings? - PJE