Talk:Epic (genre)

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Comment[edit]

Next chance I get, or if someone else wants to do it, a disambig needs to be added at the top of this article's page to the dismbig. page, and this article's title needs to be added to the disambig. page, but I wanted to wait a little until the titling was better established. Cheerios. ChildofMidnight (talk) 05:38, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Hmm. You know I hate disagreeing with you (well...), but I think there's not much here--the article boils down to the definition of "epic" as an adjective. Sorry pal. Drmies (talk) 05:41, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
It's possible, and I've considered that, but I think it will be enough. The problem and the need is, I think, demonstrated by the use of the word "epic" in numerous articles, yet the only article on the subject itself of this sort of epic is the one about epic poetry which doesn't exactly apply and so isn't terribly helpful. I think (know) that this will be a perfectly helpful and happy stub that will address the subject of epics whose only crime is a lack of rhyme. ChildofMidnight (talk) 05:49, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Poor Quality[edit]

This article is terrible, and needs to either be seriously revised, or deleted. —76.93.41.50 (talk) 07:53, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

I tried. Srnec (talk) 03:57, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

"Epic Conventions"[edit]

These are characteristic of epic poetry, and not really epic novels, film and theater, the subject of this article. Novels/theater/film are called epic for the scope of the action and heroism of the characters. —Green Cardamom (talk) 07:22, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

WorldCat Genres[edit]

Hello, I'm working with OCLC, and we are algorithmically generating data about different Genres, like notable Authors, Book, Movies, Subjects, Characters and Places. We have determined that this Wikipedia page has a close affintity to our detected Genere of epic-fiction. It might be useful to look at [1] for more information. Thanks. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:09, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Max. --and that's a cute user/template!
Epic fantasy here at English wikipedia redirects to high fantasy.
Clute & Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999), consider the term unusable for anything distinct from sword-and-sorcery aka heroic fantasy because the industry has made epic (like heroic) essentially a euphemism for S&S.
Whether to merge "heroic" with "sword-and-sorcery" has been nominally under discussion from 2006. See Talk: Heroic fantasy#(Merge?) and #Fantasy genres, for one or two.
Clute & Grant define "high fantasy" more strictly than we do, which makes their term more useful than ours, I believe. We should attend to WorldCat's "epic fiction" and might well consider distinguishing "epic" distinct from "high" fantasy subgenre, or rearranging some material in the group of related articles. --P64 (talk) 00:43, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Possible sources for expanding this article[edit]

(TBD) -- Green Cardamom (talk) 01:40, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

"Epic"[edit]

The usage of Epic (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see [[talk:epic poetry] -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 05:51, 20 September 2014 (UTC)