Genre Trouble - About the problem of using modern day literary terms on Egyptian texts

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awinkler, « Genre Trouble - About the problem of using modern day literary terms on Egyptian texts », Gods, Graves and Graphs, ID : 10670/1.ortbwb


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Part of working with textual data is the classification of the text in question in some way or another. Now, there are many different ways of classifying a text: epoch, school of thought or authorship are only a few examples. This article will deal with genres or rather with the questions and problems concerning them. Every day we let our reading be guided by genre classifications: We open up a book with a cover saying “Thriller” and automatically expect a more or less suspense-packed plot. O...

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