Thursday, September 20, 2012

Goris, Genre and Gender

On the 24th of November An Goris will be in Birmingham (UK) giving a talk at the second workshop organised by the interdisciplinary Genre Studies Network. This workshop is focused on genre, gender and identity.

The Network is
funded by AHRC [and] organised by Dr Natasha Rulyova, the University of Birmingham in cooperation with Dr Garin Dowd, the University of West London, UK.
The more information humans have to deal with on a daily basis and the faster they have to do it, the stronger their need is for effective means of ordering information. Genre as taxonomy fulfils this human need. Genre is used to structure information, to create meaning, and to make sense of reality. These are only a few of the many questions that the genre studies network will address:
  •  How do people arrive at their judgement about the genre of the text?
  •  What is the relationship between the medium and genre, the canon and genre, the author and genre?
  •  Is the development of genres a function of technological development or a result of aesthetic judgement?
  •  How do genres travel across historical, cultural and linguistic boundaries? How do they help and impede human communication?
  •  What correlations have been asserted between genre and gender?
The dates, topics and locations of the workshops are as follows:
  • Workshop one (6 October 2012, University of Birmingham): Genre: theory, methodology and practice

  • Workshop two (24 November 2012, University of Birmingham): Genre, gender and identity 

  • Workshop three (10 December 2012, University of Birmingham): Genre and new technologies

  • Workshop four (23 February 2013, University of Leeds): Genre in translation: crossing cultural, linguistic, disciplinary, media and other boundaries

  • Workshop five (29 April 2013, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham): Genre and canons of representation

  • Workshop six (10 June 2013, Waterstone’s Piccadilly, London). Communicating Genre: the author, the text and the audience 
All workshops are open to everyone and are free but places are limited. If you are interested in attending please email the organiser, Natasha Rulyova, at

No comments:

Post a Comment