Web Resources


Videos and Animations

  • by Brent James & Heather Wozniak, 2006 (web). From a class project at UCLA: "This project seeks to perform text in both traditional literary genres and neo-genres such as software. How does the meaning—or reception—of the text change when it travels? And, given such changes, how much power does genre wield over perception and meaning?"
  • What does genre mean? What are some examples of genres in literature and film? Professor Ehren Pflugfelder answers these questions using examples from popular movies, literature, and everyday life. The short video is designed to help high school and college English students to not only identify genres of various art forms but also to analyze their structure and purpose. The video is sponsored by the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University
  • "Listen to Alex Trebek, pronunciation fan, say "genre" over and over": 1-min video of French-Canadian tv host, created by "Jeopardy! "superstar Alex Jacob.
  • by Don Hertzfeldt, 1996
  • a 12-part video series featuring a conversation with Carolyn R. Miller and Charles Bazerman, produced by the Núcleo de Investigação sobre Gêneros Textuais at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, 2011 (YouTube). Discussion in English; available with subtitles in French, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • by Anthony Metivier, examining Derrida's "Law of Genre" and how it applies to Film Studies

Online Presentations

Web Projects

  • a crowd-sourced wiki on automatic web genre identification
  • "Our goal is to study the genres students read and write across the disciplines, both at UNC and beyond. . . . The first phase of the project involves determining what genres are most commonly taught in undergraduate science, social science, and humanities classes." Results of an analysis of course syllabi are posted on the site.
  • "RGGS embraces and seeks to develop the highly developed research in current Genre Studies." Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
  • a web project by Marina Santini on advanced text analytics and genre
  • Thoughts on genre, grammar, and other rhetorical and linguistic norms, a blog by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas
  • an NSF-funded project examining metadata in web documents to improve access to information on the web
  • "The Gamer Motivation Profile allows gamers to take a 5-minute survey to get a personalized report of their gaming motivations. . . . These audience scores allow us to explore game titles within a genre with incredible precision."
  • a blog of genre theory annotations by Renea Frey