Is the Study of Genre Still Front Line Research?
Or: Where is the Front Line in Genre Research?
Call for papers
Purpose: As a cultural phenomenon genre is prolific and thus a relevant field of study for a broad array of scholarly disciplines. Over the last decades the study of genre has spread from literary studies to a number of other disciplines ranging from linguistic anthropology via pragmatics to rhetoric and didactic fields, and it has even wider potential as genre and related concepts play vital roles in a number of the social sciences and in the study and interpretation of law.
Most of the progress made in genre studies, however, rest upon theoretical definitions
of the concept made several decades ago and it is debatable whether progress has been made within the core study of genre itself. The purpose of the conference is to describe the relationship between the state-of-the-art in modern genre scholarship and the founding theoretical texts of two decades ago in order to discover what is new in genre scholarship and map out the roads available to further research. At the same time the conference will further international and national collaboration within genre studies and examine the possibilities inherent in the fundamentally interdisciplinary character of the subject.
Professor Charles Bazerman, Department of Education, University of California, USA
Professor Jean-Marie Schaeffer, The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France.
Paper proposals: The organizing committee of Is the Study of Genre Still Front Line Research encourages submissions of research papers related to all aspects of genres theory, especially the discussion of the relationship between the founding theoretical text of genres theory and state-of-the-art in modern genre scholarship.
Paper presentation: Each paper presenter is allowed 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for
Date: November 14.-15. 2013
Location: Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hosts: Research Group for Genre Studies, Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
Royal School of Library and Information Science.
PhD School at the Faculty for the Humanities, University of Copenhagen
Submission: Paper proposals must be sent to Susanne Kemp: [log in to unmask]
Submission deadline: March 1st 2013.
Jack Andersen, PhD, Pro-rector and Head of Department, Royal School of Library and Information
Science. [log in to unmask]
Sune Auken, Dr.Habil., Research Group for Genre Studies, Department of Scandinavian Studies and
Linguistics, Head of the PhD School, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen.
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Susanne Kemp, PhD Student, Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of
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