Group #2

The Southern Gothic


Your task is to use the tools at your disposal (the internet, mostly) to research the topic of the Southern Gothic, teach the concept to the rest of the class, and guide the class through making connections to A Rose for Emily.

Things to Focus on:

  • A solid definition (one your group writes in your own words)
  • Specific characteristics of literature from the Southern Gothic
  • Key authors who wrote Southern Gothic literature

Don't forget to connect the topic to A Rose for Emily. Identify elements of the story make it an example of Southern Gothic literature.

Include pieces of direct text evidence in your presentation (this means quotations--with page numbers--either written out or spoken)

How to Present

You may present this information to the class however you want to. Try to use a combination of images, text, and speech to teach the rest of the class.

Some suggestions include:

  • A single PowerPoint/Google Slides slide as a poster
  • A whole PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation
  • A PicCollage (
  • Elaborate interpretive dance number (with informative narrative, of course)
  • Any other idea you come up with, provided you clear it with Miss Jensen or Ms. Sloan

Have fun!