Section 1: Using provided academic materials and your own independent research, investigate the either the horror or detective fiction genre. Write an overview of this genre that includes its key characteristics and historical context. (200 words)
Section 2: Using provided academic materials and your own independent research, investigate the author of the horror or detective fiction short story studied in class, as well as the story itself. Write a brief summary of the history and context of this writer and their work. The short story needs to correspond with your chosen genre discussed in section 1 of this portfolio. (200 words)
Section 3: This section requires a scholarly interpretation of your chosen text as discussed in section 2 of this portfolio. By doing a close reading of the selected short story and using provided academic material as well as your own independent research, explain why the short story is considered an example of the horror or detective fiction genre. This answer requires the use of at least two secondary sources used in class and one academic source from your own research. (400 words)
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