In his research Elan Gamaker discusses the use of genre and generic tropes as a mask for hidden or subversive meaning in film. He focuses specifically on the genre of the Investigation Film, in which the principal problem is one of solving a case or returning something or someone to where they belong.
E.D.A. Gamaker: The Genre Mask. Rhetorical Style and Audience Activation in the Investigation Film.
Prof. M.G. Bal
Dr P.W.J. Verstraten (Universiteit Leiden)
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