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. Genre has 72 ratings and 8 reviews. Jonathan said: A solid theoretical view of the idea of genre and generic classing systems is offered here by John Fr. In “Approaching Genre” John Frow begins by conveying the implicit rules of understanding a rhetorical text: “the knowledge the reader is.
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Useful introduction–but not sure how accurate it is for ancient or medieval literature. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Australian Academy of the Humanities. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: In the same way when I pick up a romance I have different expectations to a science fiction or fantasy novel and understand that novel within the context of its genre.
Summary: Frow’s “Approaching Genre” and “Literary Genre Theory”
His doctoral work and his first book, “Marxism and Literary History”sought to rework Marxist theory for a non-determinist account of literary systems.
Refresh and try again. After working and travelling for two years in Buenos Aires and elsewhere in South America he undertook graduate studies in the Comparative Literature Department at Cornell University including a year as an exchange student at the University of Heidelberg.
The readers, through their common understanding of prior events, form a discourse community that both creates and decodes meaning, thereby continuously redefining the different forms that constitute the genre.
The Critical Johh, Series ed. Frow is the author of seven major monographs and two co-edited collections, in addition to a number of smaller monographs and over a hundred book chapters and refereed journal articles. I think the intro makes claims for the reach of the book and the profound implications of genre that Frow never really lives up to.
He refers to them as a frame for understanding the world, that they provide a “horizon of expectations.
Adaptation and Appropriation Julie Sanders. In my memory, you couldn’t say that about the first two chapters, which were the toughest in the book for me to get through.
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Caroline rated it really liked it May 08, So, yeah, the problems I’m harping on are likely on me; I’m still looking for that book on genre that accommodates my specific questions and dare I say vindicates my already conceived suspicions about the matter.
grow I’m a big fat jerk. He uses the example of a newspaper headline: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Feb 12, Lawrence rated it liked it Shelves: Sufficient for an introductory or summary text.
And it’s tricky stuff, this genre business For those reading this who have no idea who John Frow is he is a professor at Melbourne University which I do not attend by the way but could have if I’d wished.
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Emma rated it liked it May 28, I think the book is, in places, a little too academic for classroom purposes– there’s a lot of building arguments from arguments made elsewhere and I think some of that might go right over my students’ heads. This is a very worthwhile discussion on genre if you are interested in analysing it and a convincing argument.
The Postmodern Simon Malpas. Crime Fiction John Scaggs. I believe this might surprisingly help assist or provide tools for a richer analysis of generic concepts. He received his PhD in Richard Gaunt rated it really liked it Jun 10, 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.
What I did is isolate three chapters– three, five, and six– that I think are most teachable, and while I’ll review that decision this summer, that’s where I’m at now. Flo B rated it liked it Dec 24, It was suggested to me that I read this book for work.
Western tradition has further followed this breakdown of literary genre as a triad of the epic, dramatic or lyric, although the debate of overlapping components among the three still exists. John Frow certainly knows his area of expertise and makes many valid points about genre and most importantly allows the reader to think for themselves about the nature of genres. He moved to the University of Edinburgh as the Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature inwhere he was also the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities ; in he returned to Australia, taking up the chair of English Language and Literature at the University of Melbourne.
Travel Writing Carl Thompson. Plato and Aristotle The natural forms Genres and modes Poetics and history 4 Implication and relevance The structural dimensions of genre Implication and presupposition Genre as schema Generic truths: In this way all texts are not bound to one genre but belong to one main genre, under which they may be part of a sub-genre for example Dracula belongs to the horror genre and in particular the Gothic sub-genre.
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