Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Trailer Genre, Remix Theory, and YouTube Technology

Greetings, Class Community.

Below you will find a 'book trailer'.  This new genre, 'book trailer', is clearly a modification of the 'movie trailer'. In kind, the genre of the 'book trailer' is a YouTube medium.  

Please watch the book trailer and consider what we have discussed about the intersections of remix theory and creative writing. Also consider the popularity of YouTube and the associated technologies on the creation of this genre.

Do you think that a 'book trailer' is a new genre or a modification of previous promotional genres related to the marketing of books and/or information? How are techniques associated with scrapbooking and remix evident? 

Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is releasing a new book on Black Girlhood Studies entitled Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood.  This is an ideal book for any of you that might be interested in the intersections of gender studies, education, creativity and African AmericanStudies.

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