Academia

Genres

“Classifications are empirical, not logical. They are historical assumptions constructed by authors, audiences, and critics in order to serve communicative and aesthetic purposes.” – Ralph Cohen, “History and Genre”

“Genres fill a need for which no adequate alternative method exists.” – Michael McKeon, The Origins of the English Novel

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