ERIC Number: ED185607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
The Theory and Practice of Genre Criticism: Genre Criticism: The Analysis of Form, Part I; Genre Criticism: Judgment Argument and Evidence, Part II; [and] Genre Criticism: A Topical Bibliography, Part III.
A three-part study of the forms of rhetorical criticism is offered. Part one reviews the nature of genre criticism, enumerates several concepts of form and the types of genre criticism they produce, and discusses the implications of this relationship between form and genre. Part two is an essay on the methodological implications of form-grounded genre studies, addressing the nature of judgment for the genre critic, the role of argument in generic studies, and the criteria by which critics evaluate the evidence concerning specific forms of persuasive discourse. Part three is a topical bibliography, presenting resources concerned with genre in the arts: the philosophy of form; rhetoric and genre; and 12 categories of genre studies (American, apology, concession/withdrawal, crisis/confrontation, eulogy, the inaugural address, politics, religion, science, war, women's liberation, and miscellaneous topics). (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Study prepared at Northwestern University.