narmeenlakhani has written 6 posts for New Media Genres

Summary: Frow’s “Approaching Genre” and “Literary Genre Theory”

In “Approaching Genre” John Frow begins by conveying the implicit rules of understanding a rhetorical text: “the knowledge the reader is expected to have is intertextual: knowledge of earlier reports and earlier controversies” (7).  The readers, through their common understanding of prior events, form a discourse community that both creates and decodes meaning, thereby continuously … Continue reading

Only my mom can truly appreciate my Grad School Jenga

I just got a smartphone about a week ago and began taking pictures of my everyday life with it to post on Facebook, which is the platform for most of my online socialization. Although we tend to focus more on the affordances or conveniences of this instantaneous technology, I was more curious about people’s instantaneous … Continue reading

Response: The Misguided Revolution

Jay Rosen enthusiastically voices his dissent for mainstream media in “The People Formerly Known as the Audience.” The chapter expresses a revolt of the public against the oppression once exerted by powerful media such as the printing press, radio and television. Rosen claims that new media overturns the top-down divulgence of information by giving previously … Continue reading

Response Paper: Sharing Private Lives with Those Who Have Earned It

Solove, in “The Virtues of Knowing Less”, appears to be particularly cautious about presenting a number of different perspectives of privacy in relation to social norms. However, I find the text too heavily focused on how one’s life is important in shaping society and less so in describing one’s own wish for greater privacy in … Continue reading

Summary: Daniel Solove’s The Future of Reputation, Ch. 5-8

New technology makes old problems of privacy more complex (Godkin: curiosity was the “chief enemy of privacy in modern life”). 1890: Lawyers Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis wrote “The Right to Privacy,” advocating that the law could provide solutions to violation of privacy. In particular, they laid grounds for a tort remedy – being able … Continue reading

Resource: Literary vs. Rhetorical Genre

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