Some of the comments in the Genre Chatroom included:
At the same time it is interesting that the public imagination is so engaged by climate change that there is room for a full
Interestingly, this turns
I'm not sure of the purpose...some of it, I'm sure just seizes on the latest trope. Does that count as purpose?
Despite the depth of the scientific agreement on climate change, the impact is far behind.
The existence of
Interesting. Thanks for introducing me to the term.
In the rhetorical tradition of genre criticism, Carolyn R. Miller's work on the socio-cultural approach to genre theory has been influential. Again in her 1984 journal article, Miller argues that “rhetorical criticism has not provided firm guidance on what constitutes a genre” and that a “rhetorically sound definition of genre must be centered not on the substance or the form of discourse but on the action it is used to accomplish”. Later, when Miller and Shepherd engaged the socio-cultural approach to genre criticism in “Blogging as Social Action: A Genre Analysis of the Weblog” (2004), they exposed some of the difficulties of applying genre theory to new media. In their analysis, Miller and Shepherd examine the extent to which the weblog might constitute a genre in light of its interaction with current social and cultural trends.