hybrid genre

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[Latin hybrida ‘mongrel’]

In genre theory, the combination of two or more genres. Back to the Future 3 (1990) combines elements of science fiction and western films. Such combinations can also cut across categories such as fact and fiction. Docusoaps, which combine documentary and soap opera, have been criticized for trivializing documentary by associating it with soaps. See alsoadvertorial; docudrama; dramadoc; edutainment; faction; film genres; infomercials; infotainment; television genres.

Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

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