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Title The microgenre : a quick look at small culture / edited by Molly C. O'Donnell and Anne H. Stevens.
Publication New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Description xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 700.1 M
Summary "Everybody knows, and maybe even loves, a microgenre. Plague romances and mommy memoirs. Nudie-cutie movies, Nazi zombies, and dinosaur erotica. Baby burlesks, Minecraft fiction, grindcore, premature ejaculation poetry: microgenres come in all varieties and turn up in every form of media under the sun, tailor-made for enthusiasts of all walks of life. Coming into use in the last decade of so, the term "microgenre" classifies increasingly niche-marketed worlds in popular music, fiction, television, and the internet. Netflix has recently highlighted our fascination with the ultra-niche genre with hilariously specific classifications--"independent supernatural dramedy featuring a strong female lead"--that can sometimes hit a little too close to home. Each contribution in this collection introduces readers to a different microgenre, drawn from a range of historical periods and from a variety of media. The Microgenre presents a previously untreated point of cultural curiosity, revealing the profound truth that humanity's desire to classify is oftern only matched by the unsustainability of the obscure and hyper-specific. It also affirms, in colorful detail, what most people suspect but have trouble fathoming in an increasingly homogenized and commerical West: that imaginative projects are just that, imaginative, diverse, and sometimes completely and hilariously inexplicable"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Molly C. O'Donnell and Anne H. Stevens -- The Myron's Cow epigram / Paul Hay -- The premature ejaculation poem / Christopher Vilmar -- Prostitute narratives of Ancien RĂ©gime France / Alistaire Tallent -- The neoclassical plague romance / Matthew Duques -- Anesthesia fiction / Jennifer Diann Jones -- Magic-portrait fiction / Diana Bellonby -- Topographical reports of the American frontier / John Hay -- Grangerism / Megan Becker-Leckrone -- Shirley Temple's "Baby Burlesks" / Nora Gilbert -- Nudie-cuties / Cynthia J. Miller and Thomas M. Shaker -- Giallo / Gavin F. Hurley -- Nuclear realism / John Carl Baker -- Anti-sitcom video art / Susanna Newbury -- Home Depot art / Danielle Kelly -- The mommy memoir / Mary Thompson -- Minecraft fiction / Michael T. Wilson -- Heavy metal microgenres / Heather Lusty -- Mexican neo-surf microgenres / Aurelio Meza -- Fanfiction microgenres / Elyse Graham and Michelle Alexis Taylor -- Machine-classified microgenres / Jonathan Goodwin.
Subject Culture -- Philosophy.
Literary form.
Art genres.
Art genres. (OCoLC)fst01727049
Culture -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00885075
Literary form. (OCoLC)fst00999924
Addl. Author O'Donnell, Molly C., editor.
Stevens, Anne H., 1971- editor.
Related To Online version: The microgenre New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 9781501345821 (DLC) 2019025883
ISBN 9781501345807 paperback
150134580X paperback
9781501345814 hardcover
1501345818 hardcover

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