Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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Multiple Subgenre Belonging: A Proposal for the History of Novel Forms
Abstract: This article proposes the acceptance of the existence of multiple subgenres in the taxonomy of novels. It explains how an “evolutionary” perspective on the novel can help us understand how genres and subgenres are never “pure” or “unique” and that one has to engage the plurality of subgenres through which one novel can be classified in order to understand the evolution of literary forms.
Keywords: evolutionary theory, literary theory, genre theory, history of the novel.
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