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date: 21 January 2020

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This article studies film genre theory and provides a brief assessment of genre theory in the twenty-first century. It also attempts to plan a reasonable course for the future of genre studies across the various disciplines of media studies. It aims to show how the descriptive imperatives of genre criticism can be settled with the anthropological tasks of the present film genre theory. The article also explains how this intersects with the analysis of genre discourses.

Keywords: film genre theory, genre studies, media studies, genre criticism, anthropological tasks, genre discourses

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