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Post #4: Generic Criticism

Due by the class period on Friday, February 12th

Based on your reading and our class discussions of generic criticism, find at least two artifacts that you feel might comprise of a genre (generic description) or one particular artifact to assess whether it fits in an existing genre (generic participation) or one artifact that appears to be part of a genre but might digress from it in interesting ways, etc (generic application). In other words, the artifacts should be linked in such a way that you can make a case for an emerging genre or whether the artifact participates in an existing genre or not. Using the points from our class discussion, perform a short generic criticism of your artifact(s): generic description, generic participation, or generic application. Don’t forget to name the genre you’ve pinpointed for your artifact/s. An example is “wedding-themed comedies”; but you should produce a name of your own that may be fitting. You may want to use the observation sheet delivered in class to analyze each artifact and then identify the commonalities between the artifacts OR identify the qualities that make an artifact participate in a genre OR qualities that make it digress from an existing genre, etc (post some of your notes here). Finally make a list of the organizing principles for your analysis (see the sample essays in the textbook to get ideas for generating possible organizing principles in a generic analysis).

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