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Three Axes of Genre Study

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Derives a general theory of genre from analysis of the genre I call “minor-character elaboration.” It argues that genre should be studied and understood along three intersecting axes: as a practice ... More


. A Good Man With a Gun

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter begins by discussing the terms by which the classical Western has been analysed: the promotion of the myth of the West, the substitution of myth for history, and the promotion of ... More


. Rethinking Revisionism

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The third chapter begins by providing an account of the generally assumed evolution of the Western's classical plot formulas into the critical revisionist phase of the genre. This chapter first ... More


Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Matthew Carter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is the nature of the relationship between the Hollywood Western and American frontier mythology? How have Western films helped develop cultural and historical perceptions, attitudes and beliefs ... More


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