About GXB

Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders through access and scholarly contribution to reference guides and online networking. More about GXB.

GXB Member Profile

Larissa de Pinho Cavalcanti

Faculdade Frassinetti do Recife
Escola de Idiomas
Master degree in Linguistics at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 2012
Professor at Faculdade Frassinetti do Recife

Sample Bibliography

[688] Conley, T. M. (1978).  Review of Form and Genre by Campbell and Jamieson. Communication Quarterly. 26, 71–75.
[694] Cope, B., Kalantzis M., Kress G., & Martin J. (1993).  Bibliographic Essay: Developing the Theory and Practice of Genre-based Literacy. (Cope, B., Kalantzis M., & Carr J F., Ed.).The Powers of Literacy: A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing. 231–247.

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm to Monday June 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Wednesday October 08, 2014 (All day) to Friday October 10, 2014 (All day)

Glossary Sample

A "genre stream" refers to a genre which spawns several variants that "flow through" the parent genre, existing as their own genres as they yet "retain their coherence through shared institutions, aesthetics, and audiences" (Lena and Peterson, 2008).


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Welcome

Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders. It combines two primary functions:

  1. GXB is a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study—glossary, bibliography, and overviews of research in multiple disciplines.
  2. GXB is a networking portal for scholars to connect with each other and with other internet resources—calendar, live feeds from internet sources, profiles of other genre scholars, contributions of course and curriculum materials, opportunities to discuss research problems or find a collaborator.

Both of these functions require active input from users to:

  • add new glossary and bibliography entries
  • tag or expand existing entries
  • extend or comment on the disciplinary overviews
  • add an item to the calendar
  • contribute your teaching materials
  • register and post your research profile

Glossary Sample

Bakhtin distinguishes between primary and secondary speech genres. Secondary, or complex, speech genres develop in highly organized cultural communication and are usually mediated (written) and...