Genre Analysis. Steven T. Varela Department of English University of Texas at El Paso. Genre. Genre is a category used to classify discourse usually by form, technique, or content. Genre changes discourse by the format the information is presented—the information is shaped by the genre.
Steven T. Varela
Department of English
University of Texas at El Paso
Oral: Public speaking, podcast, radio show/program, class lecture, interviews
Typography: books/textbooks, magazines, newspapers, websites, primary source documents (diaries, essays, etc), memorandums, laws/policy, editorials, instruction sets, transcribed interviews
Iconography: webcast, video, media, posters, cartoons/comics, photography, instruction sets, interviews through media