UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Course: ENGL 653. Literary and Rhetorical Genre Theory (3)

Examination of scholarship concerned with genre, both the traditional concept of genre, which focuses on formal categories of literary texts and the rhetorical notion of genre, which focuses on the rhetorical purpose and function of non-literary texts. Through extensive reading, class discussions and research projects, students will explore the function of genre, the communities that genres serve, the relationship between literary and non-literary genres, the cultural elements in genre, the relationship between genre and power and the ways in which genres are acquired.

Spring-2021 - Schedule of Classes

ENGL 653

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Fall-2020 - Schedule of Classes

ENGL 653

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