About GXB

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

  • As a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study
  • As a networking portal for scholars and teachers

GXB aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the multiple strands of genre scholarship and their relationships, in order to catalyze intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation and to help us understand the processes and motivations of genre development, evolution, and circulation.

GXB now features translations of research introductions on our Research page. Contact us to contribute a translation. You may also select an interface display language on your Profile page.

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Sample Bibliography

[1008] Winsor, D. A. (2000).  Ordering Work: Blue-Collar Literacy and the Political Nature of Genre. Written Communication. 17, 155–184.

Glossary Sample

A succession of genres ordered in a particular chronological sequence in which one genre is often a necessary antecedent to another. Such sequences can be used as a planning tool for discourse communities familiar with each genre. Genre chains represent one kind of relationship within...


User Spotlight

Name: Jeff Todd
Institution: Texas State University
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of Finance and Economics
Education: Ph.D., English, Texas A&M University (1998); J.D., University of Texas (2006)
Status: Assistant Professor of Business Law
Twitter: @bizproftodd
Biography: I teach business law at Texas State University after several years in the Transnational Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP. My interest in genre comes from my Ph.D. studies and prior teaching in rhetoric and technical and professional communication.

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