What is Genre? (A Video, and a Beta Test)

Below is my “Concept in 60” on the problem of genre–really, the super-basic-est of issues at the heart of genre theory and genre studies and every other thing with “genre” in front of it. The nice thing about video is that it lets me draw (or show you, generally) the problem in a way that’s easy to understand.

Warning: it’s a bit quiet–I need to reconfigure the gain on my microphone.

The other reason this video exists is that I find the “watch while I draw with a sharpie” genre of educational Youtube videos to be both visually efficient, attractive, and pedagogically effective. So I’m beta-testing my ability to create these videos with only the equipment I have on hand (namely, a smartphone, 2 PCs and Audacity).