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  • n. Plural form of genre.


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  • While Science Fiction and Fantasy are NOT the same thing, they are very much intertwined in my mind and separating the genres is a BAD thing, making it more difficult to move between the genres and authors when, say, Orson Scott Card's work will be in different sections and Ender's Game won't be on the same row as Seventh Son.

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  • At the end of the silent era of movies, several of the main genres were established such as the melodrama, the western, horror films, comedies and action-adventure films.

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  • In the third chapter I focus more closely on how film violence is used in genres that are immediately associated with violence (horror, action-adventure, and Westerns) and show how representations of violence function ideologically within the generic structures and how those ideologies have shifted over time.

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  • Initially the main genres of the books purchased with this money were detective and mystery stories and novels by

    Toshihide Maskawa - Autobiography

  • Making distinctions between genres is very inelegant.

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  • Perhaps just a good mix of watchable films and different genres is making this the best holiday season for studios.

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  • Readers of certain genres have specific expectations about characters.

    Whats in a Name? « Write Anything

  • Certain genres have traditionally been gender-biased, whether in readership or authorship.

    Gender and literature « Write Anything

  • My musings surrounded the question of why we feel guilt for reading certain genres or texts – what truly makes one better or worse than the other.

    Books of Shame and Guilt « Write Anything

  • In fact, Stross argues that the primary difference between the two genres is that the threat of the “uncontrollable universe” in horror fiction “verges on the overwhelming,” while spy fiction “allows us to believe for a while that the little people can, by obtaining secret knowledge, acquire some leverage over” it.

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