Genre in a Changing World

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Edited by Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo

Perspectives on Writing Series (The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press)
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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, and North and South America, were selected from the over 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.

Contributors include John M. Swales, Paul Prior, Maria Antónia Coutinho, Florencia Miranda, Fábio José Rauen, Cristiane Fuzer, Nina Célia Barros, Leonardo Mozdzenski, Kimberly K. Emmons, Natasha Artemeva. Anthony Paré, Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Lynn McAlpine, Adair Bonini, Rui Ramos, Helen Caple, Débora de Carvalho Figueiredo, Charles Bazerman, Roxane Helena Rodrigues Rojo, Désirée Motta-Roth, Amy Devitt, Maria Marta Furlanetto, Salla Lähdesmäki, David R. Russell, Mary Lea, Jan Parker, Brian Street, Tiane Donahue, Estela Inés Moyano, Solange Aranha, and Giovanni Parodi.

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Editors’ Introduction


John M. Swales, "Worlds of Genre—Metaphors of Genre"
Paul Prior, "From Speech Genres to Mediated Multimodal Genre Systems: Bakhtin, Voloshinov, and the Question of Writing"
Maria Antónia Coutinho and Florencia Miranda, "To Describe Genres: Problems and Strategies"
Fábio José Rauen, "Relevance and Genre: Theoretical and Conceptual Interfaces"


Cristiane Fuzer and Nina Célia Barros, "Accusation and Defense: The Ideational Metafunction of Language in the Genre Closing Argument"
Leonardo Mozdzenski, "The Sociohistorical Constitution of the Genre Legal Booklet: A Critical Approach"
Kimberly K. Emmons, "Uptake and the Biomedical Subject"
Natasha Artemeva, "Stories of Becoming: A Study of Novice Engineers Learning Genres of Their Profession"
Anthony Paré, Doreen Starke-Meyerring, and Lynn McAlpine, "The Dissertation as Multi-genre: Many Readers, Many Readings"


Adair Bonini, "The Distinction Between News and Reportage in the Brazilian Journalistic Context: A Matter of Degree"
Rui Ramos, "The Organization and Functions of the Press Dossier: The Case of Media Discourse on the Environment in Portugal"
Helen Caple, "Multi-semiotic Communication in an Australian Broadsheet: A New News Story Genre"
Débora de Carvalho Figueiredo, "Narrative and Identity Formation: An Analysis of Media Personal Accounts from Patients of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery"


Charles Bazerman, "Genre and Cognitive Development: Beyond Writing to Learn"
Roxane Helena Rodrigues Rojo, "Bakhtin Circle’s Speech Genres Theory: Tools for a Transdisciplinary Analysis of Utterances in Didactic Practices"
Désirée Motta-Roth, "The Role of Context in Academic Text Production and Writing Pedagogy"
Amy Devitt, "Teaching Critical Genre Awareness"
Maria Marta Furlanetto, "Curricular Proposal of Santa Catarina State: Assessing the Route, Opening Paths"
Salla Lähdesmäki, "Intertextual Analysis of Finnish EFL Textbooks: Genre Embedding as Recontextualization"


David R. Russell, Mary Lea, Jan Parker, Brian Street, and Tiane Donahue, "Exploring Notions of Genre in 'Academic Literacies' and 'Writing Across the Curriculum': Approaches Across Countries and Contexts
Tiane Donahue, "Genre and Disciplinary Work in French Didactics Research"
Estela Inés Moyano, "Negotiating Genre: Lecturer’s Awareness in Genre Across the Curriculum Project at the University Level"
Solange Aranha, "The Development of a Genre-Based Writing Course for Graduate Students in Two Fields"
Giovanni Parodi, "Written Genres in University Studies: Evidence from an Academic Corpus of Spanish in Four Disciplines"

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