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Film Genre Theory and Contemporary Media: Description, Interpretation, Intermediality

Paul Young

in The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195175967
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195175967.013.0008

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Film Genre Theory and Contemporary Media: Description, Interpretation, Intermediality

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This article studies film genre theory and provides a brief assessment of genre theory in the twenty-first century. It also attempts to plan a reasonable course for the future of genre studies across the various disciplines of media studies. It aims to show how the descriptive imperatives of genre criticism can be settled with the anthropological tasks of the present film genre theory. The article also explains how this intersects with the analysis of genre discourses.

Keywords: film genre theory; genre studies; media studies; genre criticism; anthropological tasks; genre discourses

Article.  16364 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Film

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