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Topic: Genre

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  Music genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gospel is a musical genre characterised by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian.
Some genre labels are quite vague, and may be contrived by critics; post-rock, for example, is a term devised and defined by Simon Reynolds.
Moreover, the use of genre labels may actually drive the development of new music (especially in a commercial context) insofar as it helps cultivate the interest and participation of a target audience in the early and middle stages of a musical trend.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_genre   (3769 words)

 Genre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
genre is a division of a particular form of art or utterance according to criteria particular to that form.
Genres are formed by sets of conventions, and many works cross into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions.
Bakhtin's basic observations were of "speech genres" (the idea of heteroglossia), modes of speaking or writing that people learn to mimic, weave together, and manipulate (such as "formal letter" and "grocery list", or "university lecture" and "personal anecdote").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genre   (494 words)

 Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs: Remediation, Genre, and Motivation: Key Concepts for ...
The concept of genre, as developed in the work of rhetoric and composition scholars like Carolyn Miller, Charles Bazerman, and Richard Coe, offers a key to understanding both formal features and motivations for weblogging, and their view of genres as dynamic and evolving complements Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s theory of new media: remediation.
Janet Giltrow (2002) summarizes two cases where instructors asked students to write in what she calls “novel genres” (i.e., unfamiliar genres), and in both cases the instructors had not been able to articulate that they were looking for a new kind of discourse, a dialogic discourse.
The notebook genre may not be immediately familiar to students, and previous experiences may initially be a deterrent, but an informative, animated class weblog that focuses on notebook entries has the potential to motivate reluctant or hesitant students to contribute.
blog.lib.umn.edu /blogosphere/remediation_genre.html   (6567 words)

 Voice Literary Supplement: The Genre Generation
Genre fiction's limits are regularly being bent and broken because—as was the case for many Modernists—the unwritten rules are seen increasingly as artificial.
Genre stories—recognizable and predictable—are being provocatively set to tougher tasks by novelists who, a couple of dec-ades ago, might have looked to D. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers or Djuna Barnes's Nightwood as examples of the literary exploration of the human condition.
Genre writers may retrench to more carefully guarded precincts as they decry the dissolution of forms they hold dear, and other novelists will tire of requisite murders and ticking bombs.
www.villagevoice.com /vls/166/mobilio.shtml   (1053 words)

 Genre-form Guide (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library ofCongress)
Even when genres tend to be period-specific, occurring primarily in cycles (such as film noir in the late 1940s and early 1950s, or college films in the 1930s), they are rarely exclusively confined to a particular time.
However, some genres have been included that are necessarily limited in the period to which they can be applied, such as Chase, Trick, and Actuality films in the early years of the cinema, because they were key genres of their time.
Genres often suggest certain subjects; a western is expected to deal with the American west, usually in the 19th century.
lcweb.loc.gov /rr/mopic/migintro.html   (2438 words)

The term genre refers to the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form.
"Genre" is originally a French word meaning "kind", "sort" or "type"; in grammatical terminology, it refers to the artificial concept of masculine or feminine grammatical gender (the noun "genre" itself belongs to the masculine gender in French, for example).
Genre considerations are one of the most important factors in determining what a person will see or read.
www.jahsonic.com /Genre.html   (1192 words)

 Bulletin Aug/Sept 2000: Interview with Gayle Curtis, Modem Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Applying the concept of genre as a foundation or theoretical construct to the study of digital documents is popular device used to acquire a better understanding of the development and evolution of digital documents.
The form version exhibited a regular pattern that was logical and consistent with a person's mental model of that class of genre; the groupings of the strings of the characters "x" and "9" seemed to represent a recognizable shape.
While a class of genre has a particular format, all instances of one class of genre are not necessarily identical; the journal article with variations by both form and content is a good example of this.
www.asis.org /Bulletin/Dec-01/toms.html   (1862 words)

 Genre Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Genre cinema has, in effect, made the repetition of elements that would seem to be a drawback into a virtue.
Genres of social order can be characterised by their focus on a single individual hero (usually male).
Genres of social integration are the calmer, more friendly genres such as comedies (Schatz singles out screwball), musicals, family melodramas, and costume dramas.
home.mira.net /%7Esatadaca/genre.htm   (2036 words)

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Genre characters are identified functionally, in terms of their role in a particular story structure, rather than psychologically.
Carroll s formal-cognitivist approach to genre, despite its recognition of the idea of self-rewarding activities, has not, I think, gone far enough to deal with the pleasures of genre that are not the pleasures of reasoning.
While he acknowledges the idea of genre as a system of systems, but the paradox that is of interest to him here is not one that is appropriately answered in terms of anything like reading in a system (231).
www.hanover.edu /philos/film/vol_02/knight.htm   (6577 words)

 Music Genre
But it is often easy to forget where the music you listen to today originated from, and to dicipher the key features of each genre.
R and B: This genre otherwise known as Rhythm and Blues originated in the 50's from places like Memphis and New Orleans.
The genre was made world famous by Bob Marley who popularized the style on a world-wide basis.
www.musicgenre.eadial.co.uk   (339 words)

 Genre Magazine
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GENRE may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law; enforce the terms of any of our user agreements; or protect the rights, property, and safety of GENRE, the users of its site, or others.
www.genremagazine.com /corp/privacy.cfm   (443 words)

 Patterns for Life: Structure, Genre, and Theology in Psalms
Yet, the concern with the genre of the Psalms has itself proven a valuable tool in understanding the Psalms, simply because we understand that the form of the psalms is related to their function.
The idea of genre is simply a way students of the bible have identified and grouped those elements that tend to recur in certain psalms.
That cultural and historical background is important for understanding the impact of the psalm as a certain genre of psalm, but also in establishing parameters of meaning for the theology of the psalm.
www.cresourcei.org /psalmgenre.html   (4734 words)

 Fiction Factor - Fiction Sub-Genre Listings
"Genre is a French term derived from the Latin genus, generis, meaning "type", "sort" or "kind." It designates the literary form or type into which works are classified according to what they have in common, either in their formal structures or in their treatment of subject matter, or both."
In recent times, the term 'fantasy', when regarded as part of an individual genre, generally brings to mind tales of dragons and castles and knights in shining armor - but in truth, the genre as a whole encompasses so much more.
The Romance Genre has broken off into so many separate branches that several distinct sub-genres were formed to cater to the varying tastes of discerning women.
www.fictionfactor.com /genre.html   (277 words)

 Comprendre le concept de Genre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
L'intégration du concept de genre dans la pensée et les stratégies de développement a été réalisée selon des étapes désormais bien identifiées (détaillées dans la fiche n°11).
L'approche « genre et développement » se fonde sur les acquis des études de la construction sociale du féminin et du masculin : le genre est un facteur de division du travail et d'allocation des ressources et du temps.
Un des objets des études en termes de genre est de fournir des éléments d'analyse de la manière dont cette définition fonctionnelle et idéologique des sexes, qui imprègne toutes les dimensions de la vie sociale, affecte les activités déployées par les hommes et les femmes.
www.genreenaction.net /article.php3?id_article=221   (6069 words)

 Genre Theory
French word for type or kind; genre theory deals with the ways in which a work may be considered to belong to a class of related works.
Genre theory deals with the ways in which a work may be considered to belong to a class of related works.
In film and television some genres are based on story content (the war film), others are borrowed from their literary cousins (comedy, melodrama) or from other media (the musical).
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Speech/rccs/theory27.htm   (724 words)

 An Introduction to the Wuxia Genre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The simplest way to describe this genre to those who are not familiar with it is to define it as Chinese swords and sorcery.
In the wuxia genre, righteous bandits who opposed local despots and protected the weak were known as dao-xia.
However, the pioneers of the wuxia genre wrote during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and set many of the standards for modern wuxia novels.
www.heroic-cinema.com /eric/xia.html   (5032 words)

 Mood, Genre, and Erotica
A mood modifies a piece of fiction and dictates your response to it, while genre defines how the piece of fiction is shaped -- it's a set of conventions and shared assumptions between the reader and the writer.
Other conventions of the genre include copious lubrication, enormous penises, rampant randiness, and a general disregard for hygienic practices and consequences.
Obviously, this is fluid; there are no firm boundaries where one can say "this is a mood" or "this is a genre." As conventions are established, some moods move into the genre category.
www.compu-diva.com /IvoryGates/mood.htm   (1029 words)

 genre city
Yes, Genre City is neither the fastest moving, nor the easiest story to follow.
One of Genre City's curiouser geographic features is a hole in the middle of the city that, when people are lowered into it, grants super powers.
Nameless, The White Girl had only one task when she arrived in Genre City, destroy the last remaining members of her species, which happened to be bent on world domination.
www.benjaminbirdie.com /genrecity.html   (483 words)

 Non-Genre Film Categories
They are identifiable sub-classes of the larger film genre, with their own distinctive subject matter, style, formulas, and iconography.
These are non-offensive, wholesome, and entertaining films (usually rated G for 'suitable for general audiences') that do not include topics or scenes with violence, foul language and other profanity, religious issues, gratuitous sexuality and so on, and are specifically designed for children 12 and under (or for family viewing).
Not a specific genre in itself, since cult films can be science fiction, horror, etc. Cult films have limited but special appeal, and are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous and cartoony characters or plots, garish sets - and often considered controversial.
www.filmsite.org /genres2.html   (737 words)

 Publishers Marketplace: Genre Hetaera
They emerged as a vulgar morass of penny-dreadfuls, pulps, heart-pounding gothics, action adventure yarns, cliff-hanger serials, bodice rippers, and comics that appealed to the coarser human emotions, an unsophisticated under-educated mentality, and could by no means be considered contributions to the world's body of literature.
In a nutshell, the works of each and every flavor of genre were poorly written, one-dimensional "plot-only" story yarns.
Genre was for the masses, for the un-intellectual, for the ordinary.
www.publishersmarketplace.com /members/VeraNazarian   (2681 words)

 Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction
The title reflects our intention to give nonfiction its due as a literary genre—to give writers of the fourth genre a showcase for their work and to give our readers a place to find the liveliest and most creative works in the form.
Given the genre's flexibility and expansiveness, we welcome a variety of works—ranging from personal essays and memoirs to literary journalism and personal criticism.
The editors invite works that are lyrical, self-interrogative, meditative, and reflective, as well as expository, analytical, exploratory, or whimsical.
msupress.msu.edu /FourthGenre   (189 words)

 Genre Hair Studio. Hair Salon. Cut, style, color. Madison, Wisconsin.
"Genre Hair Studio is conveniently located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, right off State Street at 438 N. Frances Street.
"Genre is situated on the first floor of an historic multi-use building, convenient to students of neighboring University of Wisconsin - Madison.
"All aspects of hair care are provided at Genre Hair Studio, including style consultation, precision hair cutting, expert colouring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing.
www.genrehairstudio.com   (272 words)

 Doyle's SF Genre Rant
The temptation, in arguments involving genre fiction and literary taste, is to give up and say, "Okay, I'm a philistine, not to mention an unlettered slob.
Because there are, as I see it, two conflicting artistic ideologies working to shape contemporary science fiction.
Both parties want to make the genre better, everybody involved seriously cares about what they're doing and why they're doing it.
www.sfwa.org /writing/genre2.htm   (651 words)

 genre heavy metal Search-e.com | genreheavymetal
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a...
Some hardcore metal fans dismiss the genre as a form of heavy metal, arguing that the genre is too diluted and that nu metal guitarists typically do not follow the traditional metal guitar techniques.
Sleaze rock is the bastard child of heavy metal, as the term defines a musical genre that has almost as much to do with attitude as songs.
www.search-e.com /find/genre+heavy+metal.shtml   (1470 words)

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