literary genre

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.literary genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
form - an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
References in periodicals archive ?
Application requirements are: 1) original, unpublished work in only one chosen literary genre and language-six poems, two short stories, or two one-act plays;
This work investigates the biographical novel and its emergence in the 20th century as a literary genre.
com)-- Flash Fiction is an emerging literary genre that is rapidly gaining popularity among readers of all ages and walks of life.
The town's Central Library is to host a new group set up to tap into this enthusiasm for the literary genre and explore the "golden age of detective fiction".
He also describes the broad paradigm shift in literary genre arising during the early 17h century, which saw genre hybrids manifested in Shakespeare's problem plays; the satires of Nashe, Hall, and Marston; and the tragicomedies of playwrights such as Beaumont and Fletcher.
Old fans and new enthusiasts of Grace Livingston Hill's Christian romance novels are encouraged to visit the Barbour Publisher web site for a complete listing of all their available Christian romance titles by Grace Livingston Hill and other talented authors in the literary genre which she helped to pioneer.
Flis acknowledges the "terminological inconsistencies" (2010: 1) surrounding this literary genre that have led writers and scholars to employ varying terms such as "nonfiction novel" or "faction", or to see these novels as works of historiographic metafiction or historical narratives (2010: 1-2).
The top literary genre across Europe is "action, adventure, crime and thriller", with more than six in 10 of those polled picking it as their top read.
In its "Orientation" it treats Luke-Acts as a single, unified work, and ii discusses at great length the origins, literary genre and character, and literary patterns in Luke-Acts.
53 It follows that when we say the novel is not a literary genre, we are speaking from the point of view of a particular set of historical conditions, conditions which, in the European tradition, uniquely characterize the eighteenth century.
Concerned with ekphrasis rather than with literary genre, this exploration of the discourses surrounding the Laocoon as a model for depictions of martyr saints is highly informative, but perhaps would be more effective as part of the next chapter, "Christian Tragedy.
Several major papers, including The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, have devoted articles to the phenomenon--though no one seems sure whether to treat it as a literary genre or a quaintly amusing hobby.