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Author(s): Liliana Alic
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitatii Transilvania din Brasov
Keywords: gender; genre; discourse; literature; cultural studies

Summary/Abstract: This issue of the Bulletin of Transilvania University is an illustration of the polysemy of two words: gender and genre and of the way people make use of them. Gendermay mean a grammatical marker of the biological sex in animates or a distinctive feature of the same; as for genre, it may refer to a literary genre, to discourse genre or to a stereotype of human beings: easy-going, pleasure–seeking individuals, revolutionary individuals, anarchist or conservative ones, rebellious, malcontent ones, militants for human rights, the dandy, the emancipated type, the careerist kind, the upstart and many others. The great variety of meanings of the two lexical items, gender and genre inspired some of our contributors, most of them on their way of getting their PhD title.