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

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 246-255

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

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