I write literature.  I don't write noir, action, mystery, hard-boiled, smut, etc.  It may be confusing that my characters don't live in the suburbs and deal with issues of angst.  Literature is the exploration of meaning and the examination of of the 'human condition', i.e. life.  Life happens everywhere.  It happens in war, in factories and on fishing boats.  I'm not so sure it happens in the suburbs or universities.