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Investigative Sports Journalism

History Investigative sports journalism is a subgenre of sports journalism that focuses on exposing the corruption within major sports organizations. Andrew Jennings began investigating corruption within the International Olympic Committee in the 1990s and was laughed at for looking into a function of sport that was considered irrelevant. As funding for large sports organizations increased,…Continue Reading Investigative Sports Journalism

War Journalism

Overview War journalism is a form of journalism focusing on war or conflicts and their consequences. War journalism can take the form of written newspaper articles, photographs, videos, or audio recordings. War journalism is a genre of journalism that serves society by informing mass audiences with frequent updates to the rapidly unfolding events of different…Continue Reading War Journalism

Psychological Horror

Psychological Horror Psychological horror is a subgenre that combines horror and psychological fiction. The genre focuses on mental, emotional, or psychological states in order to frighten and disturb the audience. The genre focuses on psychological fears like madness, anxiety, guilt, and paranoia. The genre uses elements of mystery and characters who have unstable, reliable, or…Continue Reading Psychological Horror

Queer Zines

Queer Zines Queer Zines are a category of zines that rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s during the AIDS/HIV epidemic (1). These zines cover a wide range of topics and ideas. Many of these zines made by queer artists were used as a way to educate queer people on social issues and the AIDS/HIV…Continue Reading Queer Zines

Blaxploitation Films

Blaxploitation is a subgenre of the exploitation film, which emerged in the United States in the 1970s. The term, a combination of the words “Black” and “exploitation” was coined by Junius Griffin in August 1972. At the time, Griffin was the president of the Beverly Hills Hollywood NAACP Chapter and argued that the new ethnic…Continue Reading Blaxploitation Films

Epic Poem

An epic poem is a continuous narrative in verse form that retells the acts of one or more heroic persons of history or legend. The English epic comes from the Latin epicus, meaning “of or relating to epic poetry,” and the Greek epos (ἔπος), meaning “word, narrative, song.”(1) History and Development The Epic of Gilgamesh, based on the king of Uruk, is…Continue Reading Epic Poem


Elements and Overview Haiku is a form of Japanese literature that follows a very strict arrangement. This unrhymed form of poetry is made up of 17 total syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. In traditional Japanese haiku, the arrangement consisted of a kireji (1), 17 on (2), and a…Continue Reading Haiku

Ancient Greek Comedy

Social and Rhetorical Functions Ancient Greek Comedy was one of the final three principal dramatic forms in the theater of classical Greece. Comedy is divided into three periods: Old Comedy, Middle Comedy, and New Comedy. We have examples of Old Comedy in surviving plays of Aristophanes. Middle Comedy is mostly lost though some short fragments…Continue Reading Ancient Greek Comedy

Romance Novels: With A Focus On Romantic Suspense

History and Development Although there are a few different opinions as to when romance as a genre first came into existence, most areas point to the late 1700s, early 1800s. According to New York Times bestselling author Cristin Harbor, the first known romance novel was Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded written in 1740. However,…Continue Reading Romance Novels: With A Focus On Romantic Suspense

True Crime Documentaries

True Crime True Crime is a non-fiction literary, podcast, and film genre about real crimes that have occurred. These Documentaries show a detailed series of stories on the survivors, police investigations, and the crimes involved. The crimes introduced in these documentaries include theft, money laundering, and killings. Murders take up 40 percent of True Crime…Continue Reading True Crime Documentaries