CHAPTER 6 GENRE genre Classification of organisms into groups; trends and motifs that characterize
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CHAPTER 6

GENRE

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genre

Classification of organisms into groups; trends and motifs that characterize a given narrative

Standardization

Differentiation

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Genre conventions

Character types

Setting

Narrative patterns

Themes

Visuals

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Teen humor

CONVENTIONS

ensemble of idealized teenage characters

high school setting

characters might embody some stereotype

humorous aspects of “coming of age” and slapstick humor

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romance

Young Romance

title “designed for the more adult reader of comics”

CONVENTION

–narrative problematic (challenge that must be overcome before the happy ending can come)

Rarely provided more than traditional role models

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FUNNY ANIMALS

Anthropomorphism–endowing animals with human qualities

CONVENTION

–using [

nonflattering

] human qualities to enlighten readers about the human condition

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horror

Picks at collective uneasiness with unknown–

Tales from the Crypt

Excessive violence and gore prompted Comics Code

CONVENTIONS

insertion of supernatural into the commonplace

element of suspense

a host/narrator with a sense of humor

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