2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Exploration of Genre Through Carolyn Miller and Franco Moretti


Austin L. Stuart
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor

Genres are used to give a reader context about a story, but what stimulates the creation of these genres? Carolyn Miller in her article Genre as Social Action, discusses how genre is a response to a societal need. on the other hand, in Graphs Maps Trees, Franco Moretti explores how genres are created by using a statistical approach to mapping out what genres have existed and for how long.In this presentation I will be using Moretti and Miller’s works, as well as rebuttals to their works to explore the genre of Ozark Noir, and how it was created.

Keywords: Genre, Social Action, Ozark Noir

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 102-3
Location: MG 1090
Time: 8:30

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