Review of The End of Genre: Curations and Experiments in Intentional Discourses


  • Nicole St. Germaine Angelo State University


Review, genre, curation


The End of Genre: Curations and Experiments in Intentional Discourse challenges the notion that the humanities cannot, or should not, consider intentionality when interpreting discourse. In this text, Brenton Faber attempts “to address the relative inability of textual studies (and the humanities more broadly) to engage with and constructively participate in crucial problems of the twenty-first century” (p. 3). Because technical communication is a dynamic field in which the rules of genre are often superseded by the needs of the user, academics and program administrators will find much that is useful in this text for their teaching and for aligning their programs with industry trends.


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Author Biography

Nicole St. Germaine, Angelo State University

Nicole St. Germaine is a Professor of English and Coordinator of Technical and Business Writing at Angelo State University. She teaches courses in beginning and advanced technical writing, web publishing, intercultural and international technical writing, medical rhetoric, and the rhetoric of disability. Her research interests include medical writing, intercultural technical writing, and accessibility. Dr. St. Germaine has published in a variety academic journals as well as many edited collections, one of which went on to win the Society for Technical Communication Award of Excellence in the STC International Summit Competition in 2016.




How to Cite

St. Germaine, N. (2024). Review of The End of Genre: Curations and Experiments in Intentional Discourses. Programmatic Perspectives, 14(2). Retrieved from