Edited by Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo
Designed and copy edited by David Doran
Genre studies and genre approaches to literacy instruction continue to develop in many regions and from a widening variety of approaches. Genre has provided a key to understanding the varying literacy cultures of regions, disciplines, professions and educational settings. Genre in a Changing World provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. The twenty-four chapters in this volume, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, North and South America, were selected from more than 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies), held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date. The chapters also represent a wide variety of approaches including rhetoric, Systemic Functional Linguistics, media and critical cultural studies, sociology, phenomenology, enunciation theory, the Geneva school of educational sequences, cognitive psychology, relevance theory, sociocultural psychology, activity theory, Gestalt psychology, and schema theory. Sections are devoted to theoretical issues, studies of genres in the professions, studies of genre and media, teaching and learning genre, and writing across the curriculum. The broad selection of material in this volume displays the full range of contemporary genre studies and sets the ground for a next generation of work.
Introduction, Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo
Advances in Genre Theories
Worlds of Genre - Metaphors of Genre, John M. Swales
To Describe Genres: Problems and Strategies, Maria Antónia Coutinho and Florencia Miranda
Relevance and Genre: Theoretical and Conceptual Interfaces, Fábio José Rauen
Genre and the Professions
Accusation and Defense: The Ideational Metafunction of Language in the Genre Closing Argument, Cristiane Fuzer and Nina Célia Barros
The Sociohistorical Constitution of the Genre Legal Booklet: A Critical Approach, Leonardo Mozdzenski
Uptake and the Biomedical Subject, Kimberly K. Emmons
The Dissertation as Multi-Genre: Many Readers, Many Readings, Anthony Paré, Doreen Starke-Meyerring, and Lynn McAlpine
Genre and Media
Narrative and Identity Formation: An Analysis of Media Personal Accounts from Patients of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Débora de Carvalho Figueiredo
Genre in Teaching and Learning
Genre and Cognitive Development: Beyond Writing to Learn, Charles Bazerman
Bakhtin Circle's Speech Genres Theory: Tools for a Transdisciplinary Analysis of Utterances in Didactic Practices, Roxane Helena Rodrigues Rojo
The Role of Context in Academic Text Production and Writing Pedagogy, Désirée Motta-Roth
Teaching Critical Genre Awareness, Amy Devitt
Curricular Proposal of Santa Catarina State: Assessing the Route, Opening Paths, Maria Marta Furlanetto
Genre in Writing Across the Curriculum
Exploring Notions of Genre in "Academic Literacies" and "Writing Across the Curriculum": Approaches Across Countries and Contexts , David R. Russell, Mary Lea Jan Parker, Brian Street, and Tiane Donahue
Genre and Disciplinary Work in French Didactics Research, Tiane Donahue
Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles, Bonini, Adair, and Figueiredo, Débora (Eds.). (2009). Genre in a Changing World. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/genre/
Publication Date: August 7, 2009
The Clearinghouse offers access to special issues of three journals—Revista Brasileira de Linguistica Aplicada, Linguagem em (Dis)Curso, and Revista Signos—that published articles emerging from the 2009 International Symposium on Text Genre Studies - SIGET V. View the Special Issues ...
Series Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara
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