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Genre Trajectories

Identifying, Mapping, Projecting

  • Garin Dowd
  • Natalia Rulyova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Garin Dowd, Natalia Rulyova
      Pages 1-8
  3. Reassessing Theoretical Traditions: From Ancient Greece to Bakhtin

  4. Memory, Testimony, Politics

  5. Revisiting Literary Genres: Writing Back/Writing Forward

  6. Visual Cultures: Technologies, Institutions and Genres

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Lesley Stevenson
      Pages 133-143
  7. Film Genres: Endurance and Transformation

  8. Pedagogies: Applications in Education

About this book


This book provides a fresh interdisciplinary perspective on genre and identifies developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. Genre approaches are applied to examine a fascinating range of texts including ancient Greek poems, Holocaust visual and literary texts, contemporary Hollywood films, selfies, melodrama, and classroom practices.


Genre studies genre literature poetry philosophy muse cultural studies selfies photography art pedagogy film film studies melodrama consumerism celebrity Holocaust Italian epic translation Bakhtin Cultural Studies education identity Institution memory politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Garin Dowd
    • 1
  • Natalia Rulyova
    • 2
  1. 1.University of West LondonUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

About the editors

Natasha Artemeva, Carleton University, Canada Peter Buse, Kingston University, London, UK Béatrice Damamme-Gilbert, University of Birmingham, UK Katya Krylova, University of Nottingham, UK Donald N. Myles, Carleton University, Canada Timothy S. Murphy, Oklahoma State University, USA Sarah Parker, University of Stirling, UK Anne Smedegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Erin K. Stapleton, University of Melbourne, Australia Lesley Stevenson, Independent Scholar Michael Stewart, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK Michael Volek, Athabasca University, Canada

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