The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom: Between Contract and Discourse

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Abstract

Compared with concepts such as authorship, genre has had a more stolid and reliable presence in Film Studies. Various writers have returned to the idea after many years, even if in a revisionist spirit (see Altman, 1999; Neale, 1980; 2000). The meanings and processes associated with genre have thus been the objects of fairly constant debate in film theory: ‘Genre is a French word meaning “type” or “kind”’, observes Stephen Neale; ‘it has occupied an important place in the study of the cinema for over thirty years (2000: 9).

Although other master-narratives are certainly possible – Sarah Berry-Flint (2004) offers a...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Film Studies
EditorsJames Donald, Michael Renov
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter28
Pages436-453
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781849200400
ISBN (Print)9780761943266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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    Hills, M. (2008). The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom: Between Contract and Discourse. In J. Donald, & M. Renov (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies (pp. 436-453). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781849200400.n28