genre criticism


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genre criticism

a critical approach, doctrine, or technique that emphasizes, in evaluating a work, the genre or medium in which it can be placed rather than seeing it entirely as an autonomous entity.
See also: Criticism
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Looking at several issues on genre I edited--Horror, Global Apocalypse, Science Fiction, Fantasy and CGI--clearly showed how critics like Robin Wood had politicized a generation of genre criticism.
A useful resource book for any library or serious collector of genre criticism, it isn't necessarily the type of reference book non-specialists will have sitting around the house.
His topics include methods, genre criticism and consumer-generated content, auteur criticism and social media, cultural criticism and the cell phone, and ethnographic criticism and video games.
Both Bould and Mieville have contributed to a growing body of what might be clumsily termed neo-neo-Marxian genre criticism in which they have reflexively moved through and beyond the post-Frankfurt School orthodoxies of Marxist critiques of mass culture.
Tragicomic Redemptions stimulates thinking, furnishes ample evidence of the abiding importance of economic criticism, and goes admirably far in its (only partly) tongue-in-cheek aim of redeeming genre criticism.
This book, in the superior quality of its cultural and genre criticism, makes the same case that the genre is more a cultural concept than an aesthetic category (for this reason, the absence of essays that discuss nonfictional Victorian sensations is the book's major lacuna).
Alongside the contemporary trends in studies on narrative, myth, transcendence, genre criticism, gender, race, iconography, spectatorship, reception, and even a renewed interest in the biblical spectacular, the most promising arena that I see opening up is that of historiography.
Nevertheless, he believes that it is as a critic that Gourmont is most identifiable since as a genre criticism so perfectly reflects his diverse and changeable character.
From the moment of its inception, film genre criticism has moved alongside more general trends and fashions in the critical arena.
The introductory review of past research in the field addresses the basic question of German influences on Scott's historical novels in relation to previous works of genre criticism and literary history.
The value, however, of the book's overarching thesis--that these works open the way to a "unified theory of the sentimental mode of fiction"--will vary according to each reader and his or her own sympathy for genre criticism and its transhistorical claims.
We are, as media students, at liberty to ignore the philosophical dilemmas inherent in genre criticism, if we find the notion of genres useful (although we should not forget the philosophy)" (213).