Genre theory time

Dean comments that genres are more than forms in her article but she doesn’t really explain in great detail what she means by that so it just leaves me confused. she also mentions that genres are forms of life which makes no sense to me at all.

Dean mentions that classification is an  essential part of understanding genre which I agree with because if you don’t understand genre and how it is applied then it is very hard to work with things that are classified in certain genres.

Genres are categorized as:

-social
- rhetorical
 -dynamic
- historical
 -cultural
 -situated
 -ideological

I think these categories work really well with genres.

Overall from reading Deans article on genres, I feel like I have a better understanding of genres and how they can be applied but there were some areas of Deans article that I felt she didn’t explain a concept fully or she left out details.

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