We've already had several discussions about the issue of country/language-based tags, culminating in Do we need such broad tags on questions about specific works?, a rather broad question which attracted one answer (score of +1) saying that broad tags in general (it mentions book, question, american, and novel as well as russian-literature) should be discouraged, and another answer (score of +7) saying that language-based tags in particular are desirable for the site.
Although many have viewed these two answers as contradictory, they aren't necessarily. Perhaps we'll end up discouraging all broad tags except those based on the original language of the work. To find out more about what the community thinks of other broad tags, I hereby ask:
How do we feel about genre tags?
On the one hand, many of the same arguments can be made in favour of these tags as for language-based tags. Many people have specialised genre-wise, and might be very knowledgeable about one genre and not so much about any other. Having a tag for, say, science fiction would enable science fiction experts to find questions that interest them without having to hunt through dozens or hundreds of different author/work tags.
On the other hand, we can't have too many different types of broad tag. Each question can only have at most five tags, and at least two of these are already being taken by the author and work/series tags. If we add tags for language and genre, we're already almost at the limit. Given that we're going to use broad tags at all, we'll have to pick and choose which are most useful.