Genre as Fictional Action: On the Use of Rhetorical Genres in Fiction

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The arcticle is an interdisciplinary study between literary and rhetorical genre research. Its starting point is the well-deserved leading position held by Rhetorical Genre Studies (RGS). The article proposes a scholarly collaboration between Literary Studies and RGS and posits one possible starting point for this collaboration by utilizing Carolyn Miller´s central concept of "Genre as Social Action" as a way to analyze literary characters´ social actions within narratives through an interpretation of their uses of genre.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)19-28
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Carolyn Miller, Genre as Social Action, Genre, Narrative, Aristotle, Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin, Thomas Mann, Shakespeare (William), Julius Caesar (skuespil), Fanny Hill

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