Genres in the Internet

Issues in the theory of genre

Editors
| University of British Columbia
| Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
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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.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 188]  2009.  ix, 294 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
i–x
Genres in the Internet: Innovation, evolution, and genre theory
Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein
1–26
Re-fusing form in genre study
Amy J. Devitt
27–48
Lies at Wal-Mart: Style and the subversion of genre in the Life at Wal-Mart blog
Cornelius Puschmann
49–84
Situating the public social actions of blog posts
Kathryn Grafton
85–112
“Working consensus” and the rhetorical situation: The homeless blog’s negotiation of public meta-genre
Elizabeth G. Maurer
113–142
Brave new genre, or generic colonialism?: Debates over ancestry in Internet diaries
Laurie McNeill
143–162
Online, multimedia case studies for professional education: Revisioning concepts of genre recognition
David Russell and David Fisher
163–192
Nation, book, medium: New technologies and their genres
Miranda Burgess
193–220
Critical genres: Generic changes of literary criticism in computer-mediated communication
Sebastian Domsch
221–238
A model for describing ‘new’ and ‘old’ properties of CMC genres: The case of digital folklore
Theresa Heyd
239–262
Questions for genre theory from the blogosphere
Carolyn R. Miller and Dawn Shepherd
263–290
Index
291–294
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Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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