• The Trouble with Genre

    Author(s):
    Brian Matzke (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Item Type:
    Conference poster
    Conf. Title:
    HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp 2018
    Conf. Org.:
    HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC)
    Conf. Loc.:
    Berkeley, CA
    Conf. Date:
    2018
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/8cnp-gn72
    Abstract:
    Jacques Derrida famously asked in “The Law of Genre” (1980), “Can one identify a work of art…if it does not bear the mark of a genre?” As metadata elements, genres are both highly useful and highly unstable; the field lacks consistent and widely agreed-upon definitions of genres, and texts can evince traits of many genres in different ways and to different degrees. Based on a preliminary survey of recent literature, this poster identifies four common issues around the use of genre in digital libraries and identifies potential avenues for future research.
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