Genres in the Internet: Issues in the Theory of Genre
Janet Giltrow, Dieter Stein
John Benjamins Publishing, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 294 pages
This volume brings together for the first time pragmatic, rhetorical, and literary perspectives on genre, mapping theoretical frontiers and initiating a long overdue conversation amongst these methodologies. The diverse approaches represented in this volume meet on common ground staked by Internet communication: an arena challenging to traditional ideas of genre which assume a conventional stability at odds with the unceasing innovations of online discourse. Drawing on and developing new ideas of genre, the research reported in this volume shows, on the contrary, that genre study is a powerful means of testing commonplaces about the Internet world and, in turn, that the Internet is a fertile field for theorising genre.
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Big wow. Some solid analysis of genre and rhetoric here. If you want to know about some of your favourite Internet genres, then do read this book. The chapter I read was about homeless blogs. It didn't mention some that I have read, but you can't include everything!
Genres in the Internet
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