To understand our genre further, we created a voicethread, explaining our genre, and helping us understanding it ourselves. This is important because we don’t want it to be too conventional or unconventional, boring or predictable. We also explored the repertoire of elements, and the sub categories of this being:

  • Setting
  • Character
  • Narrative
  • Iconography
  • Style

All of these come together to form genre, and these are described as ‘instances of repetition and difference’. Philosopher Stephen Neale says that in genre, ‘difference is absolutely essential to the economy of genre, mere repetition would not attract an audience’. So, from having learnt this,  we are are going to be unpredictable and different, so that we attract an audience.