With your team, take a look at some examples of your particular genre with fresh eyes. Discuss the following questions.
- What’s your genre, and more importantly, what are the features (linguistic, rhetorical, organizational, etc.) that typify it? (Be exhaustive!)
- What recurring exigences (or exigence + “subexigences,” if you will) led to the development of this genre and its particular features? Or in Dirk’s terms, what kind of “social actions” is it trying to accomplish?
- Dirk says location can alter a genre. Any ideas on how the genre before you might change with respect to location?
- Which of these features, if any, are more recent adaptations? Speculate five, ten, twenty years down the road…how might this genre evolve in the future?
Genre Team 1: Sanah, Nick, Kristen, Jordan
Genre Team 2: Elizabeth, Monica, Amanda, Katelyn
Genre Team 3: Liz, Daniel, Emily, Fitz
Genre Team 4: Sri, Connor, Matt, Rina
Genre Team 5: Megan, Kelsey, Natasha, Brad