Genre

ISBN-10: 1138020583
ISBN-13: 9781138020580
Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)
Authors: John Frow
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Description: This second edition of John Frow's Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/22/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

This second edition of John Frow's Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores:the relation of simple to complex genresthe history of literary genre in theorythe generic organisation of implied meaningsthe structuring of interpretation by genrethe uses of genre in teaching.John Frow's lucid exploration of this fascinating concept has become essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies, and the second edition expands on the original to take account of recent debates in genre theory and the emergence of digital genres.

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