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Genres are everywhere and we all know how to use them. However, they are also elusive and hard to describe. We act and interact through genre, understand through genre, and organize through genre, but we have a hard time defining individual genres, and an even harder time understanding what a genre is and what a genre does.

Therefore, genre is a central concept in many areas of scholarship today and is interlinked with many other central scholarly concepts, but its core function is still a subject of debate, and its connections with other core concepts remain sorely under-examined.

Genre and … explores these connections in a series of articles that each analyzes the relationship between genre and one other central scholarly concept: conversation, rhetoric, categorization, paratext, interpretation etc., with examples spanning from Sherlock Holmes and avantgardistic literature to car commercials.

The authors of the present volume have a common starting point in Scandinavian Studies, but span a wide field of scholarly tradition. Thus, taken together the articles in Genre and … are representative of an expanding and intriguing professional genre network.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Number of pages461
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-995899-5-1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015
SeriesCopenhagen Studies in Genre

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Only published as e-book

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - genre, genre studies, genre analysis, Rhetorical Genre Studies, Literary Studies, Paratext, Rhetoric, Bakhtin, Carolyn Miller, Interpretation, Collective Novel, Literature, media studies, composition, Adaptation, Lyric poetry, writing pedagogy, Frans Gregersen, Beata Agrell, Gorm Larsen, René Rasmussen, Christel Sunesen, Erik Svendsen, Everyday conversation, LANCHART

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