EN119 Definitions .docx - Genre A recurring type of literature or “literary form,” conceived of as a set of conventions and codes altering from age

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Genre: A recurring type of literature, or “literary form,” conceived of as a set of conventions and codes, altering from age to age, but shared by a kind of implicit agreement of “contract” between writer and reader The Hobbit (fantasy): creatures, set in a made up world, fashion/time period, made up fiction of a mythical past that never happened Cognitive Schemata: A collection or “database” of patterns that allow us to process textual information into recognizable conventions. Cognitive schemata improve and multiply with experience, while the most basic schemata become “automatic.” Most basic: become automatic More exposure and experience with genre the more schemata one is going to endure Generic Contract: A set of expectations shared by readers and writers that establish what genre the text belongs to, and what cognitive schemata to use in recognizing them Story: includes the characters, locations, and events of a fictional text (what we are told) Narrative:
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