What’s the secret of a good genre mashup?

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Lately it seems like a lot of the freshest genre works are mash-ups of well-worn ideas. Whether it’s “police procedural with elves” or “superhero movie with Cold War intrigue.” But why do some genre mashups rule, while others fail horribly?

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Was talking about this with a super media teacher the other day. It’s a great way of teaching genre. Understanding conventions.

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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