First of all, don't think I'm lazy and can't think of my own Bachelor Paper thesis, but I'm not too sure about the subject and wanted a number of second opinions before I made a decision. (I'm not starting on it until February 2009, so there's still time.) I also do not have a definite thesis, so what I've written below are the remnants of my musings on the topic. I was wondering about the roots of current genres and my wonderings brought me to the topic of the 21st century horrornovel. As you probably all know it's derived from the 18th century gothic novel, but I've got the feeling that horror brought out in, say, the last three decades have little to do with that genre anymore. For instance, the vampire novel, which has changed from a mysterious subgenre to books filled to the brim with either sex or teenage angst, or Stephen King's novels which seem to focus on the 'scary' more than the emotional or supernatural. The attractiveness of the supernatural that once was a definite part of the genre is starting to disappear and is being replaced with typicalities from more common genres. What do you think? Am I right and is this true, or am I talking crap and shouldn't even bother writing a paper on this? (Don't worry, I also have other topics I can work with, but I wanted to do something with the gothic novel as it is one of the major epiphanies I've had during my uni years.)Any other hints or tips are also welcome of course, but I was just wondering what you guys think.