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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 15, Issue 3, Septiembre 2000

Vlastimil Zuska
Pages 481-495

Towards a Cognitive Model of Genre
Genre as a Vector Categorization

The paper offers a new model of genre. The model employs Deleuze and Guattari's concepts of plane of immanence, chaos, and, in particular, concepts and approaches of cognitive science. Genre in general and the film genre in particular are modelled as a multidimensional space with a network of vector sequences, as a plane of immanence with individual works in the role of concepts, as a cluster category without a centre. That genre model provides more explanatory power than the recent semantic-syntactical one.

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