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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Jan 20, Kyra rated it liked it. He uses the example of a newspaper headline: Australian Academy of the Humanities. 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Carrie Callahan rated it really liked it Dec 31, Description This second edition of John Frow’s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction nohn the area.

His idea that genres provide a “horizon of expectations” helps the reader to genrs that generic structures are not limited to the artistic field but are culturally bound. Although however in the context of a narrative this headline may become fictional and therefore will need to be understood differently. Bridget rated it liked it Aug 22, He also discusses genres as taxonomical structures.


Jul 17, Benjamin De lee rated it liked it. Hannah rated it it was amazing Feb 24, What I did is isolate three chapters– three, five, and six– that I think are most teachable, and while I’ll review that decision th I somehow decided this would be a good book to teach joohn my students, which is probably not entirely accurate.

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. Caroline rated it really liked it May 08, Open Preview See a Problem?

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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. Aly Zhang rated it really liked it Sep 24, Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: 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.

Its concepts are “formal enough to bring us back to history,” [4] and develop “an unprecedentedly systematic model for understanding both literary character and social person, which are always defined in relation to one another.


Summary: Frow’s “Approaching Genre” and “Literary Genre Theory”

Lisajean rated it liked it Oct 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture. Visit our Johb Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Samantha Stuart rated it liked it Dec 10, By suggesting a certain attitude, the objectivity of the work is diminished.

There are also various suppositions imposed about the genre this headline belongs to. Fenre general, the discussions of specific texts were reasonably interesting and thought-provoking, but I struggled with the more general theoretical material, perhaps in part because I’m not sure I find the concept of genre as explored in this text to be a particularly useful one for my own interests.

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Emma rated it liked it May 28, frod He received his PhD in This is a very worthwhile discussion on genre if you are interested in analysing it and a convincing argument.

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