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Genre Trajectories : Identifying, Mapping, Projecting (Hardcover)

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The overarching ambition of Genre Trajectories is to explore trends and developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. The volume seeks both to explore and to problematize genre and genre studies by exposing the field to new identifications, mappings and projections. A wide-ranging set of perspectives is engaged by the 12 authors of the volume to produce multi-faceted readings of a fascinating range of texts drawn from poetry, Holocaust fiction and film, contemporary Hollywood and European film, the New Italian Epic, contemporary photography and the selfie, melodrama, as well as to foster an understanding of the role of genre in teaching and learning. The book is designed to engage the reader in a conversation about genre in relation to philosophy, memory, gender, new media, visuality, teaching and pedagogy.
The overarching ambition of Genre Trajectories is to explore trends and developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. While the first approach to genre trajectories is undoubtedly one of identification, the chapters in the volume engage in paradoxical, and dynamic manifestations critiquing the position of genre as a linear trajectory. Genre approaches are applied by the 14 authors of the volume to examine a fascinating range of texts including ancient Greek poems, Holocaust visual and literary texts, contemporary Hollywood films, selfies, melodrama, as well as to better understand the role of genre in teaching and learning. The book is designed to engage the reader in a conversation about genre in relation to philosophy, memory, gender, new media, teaching and pedagogy.

Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Art, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2015
TCIN: 46769631
UPC: 9781137505477
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9238

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