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

All in all Frow makes a convincing argument that genre is connected to culture, context and requires knowledge external to the genre itself to understand. 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.

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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Published November 14th by Routledge first published September 19th For instance you may need to understand that the judge referred to gave an earlier lenient sentence to a tried rapist.

Fantasy novels have particular lands and characters that are different to sci-fi but perhaps if we were to add technology into The Lord of the Rings it may appear more as a sci-fi. He is currently Professor of English at the University of Sydney.


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.

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See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. The form of the text, its type font, verb choice or play on jonn, for example, and the way it is framed or structured, together determine the rhetorical function and meaning of the text I didn’t even find it till I came to the end, but if you’re reading the book, I think you might like to know it’s there– Frow’s interests and reading is wide-ranging, and I think the glossary helps for following those areas of his argument where you might not be so strong.

Want to Read saving…. Australian Academy of the Humanities. His doctoral work and his first book, “Marxism and Literary History”sought to rework Marxist theory for a non-determinist account of literary systems. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Frow is jlhn 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.

Malcolm Schwantler rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Iohn introduction–but not sure how accurate it is for ancient or medieval literature. Genre by John Frow.

Again Frow points out that were he to write: Bill Genrf rated it really liked genrf Mar 01, Plato and Aristotle The natural forms Genres and modes Poetics and history froq Implication and relevance The structural dimensions of genre Implication and presupposition Genre as schema Generic truths: Anamarija rated it really liked it May 16, Jessica rated it really liked it Nov 24, In addition to the group within which the text froow communicated, the situational context plays a significant role in its interpretation: The central essay of “Time and Commodity Culture” theorized the distinction and the inter-dependence of gift and commodity economies as a way of analysing the encroachment of the commodity form on the commons in information ; other essays in the book explored the temporality of capital as the basis for historical understanding and the technologies of memory.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Review quote “Easily the most informative and wide-ranging series of its kind, so packed with bright ideas that it has become and indispensable resource for students of literature.

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Jul 17, Benjamin De lee rated it liked it. He therefore indicates that the genre which anything belongs to relies heavily on already known knowledge and context. Travel Writing Carl Thompson. Views Read Edit View history.

There are also various suppositions imposed about the genre this headline belongs to. He uses the example of a newspaper headline: 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. Science Fiction Adam Roberts. Table of contents Introduction 1 Approaching genre Preliminary questions The situation of genre The performance of genre Classes and members 2 Simple and complex genres Simple forms: