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

[670] Carter, M., Ferzli M., & Wiebe E. (2004).  Teaching Genre to English First-Language Adults: A Study of the Laboratory Report. Research in the Teaching of English. 38, 395–419.
[651] Bleich, D. (2003).  Materiality, genre, and language use: Introduction. College English. 65, 469–475.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday June 07, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday June 08, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday November 07, 2018 -
8:15 am to 7:00 pm

NCA 2018 Preconference CFP

ARSTM Preconference on “Evidence”

NCA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
Preconference date: November 7, 2018
Submission deadline: April 20, 2018

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Evidence is a key term in discourse...

Glossary Sample

A class of genre emerging from the introduction and increasing use of the Internet as a medium of communication. The class includes genres that existed in other media and "migrated" to the Internet, as well as "novel" genres that have no antecedent genre...


User Spotlight

Name: Reagan Sova
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of English
Education: M.A., English Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2010
Status: PhD Student & University Fellow
Twitter: @reaganmsova
Biography: Reagan M. Sova, a PhD Student & University Fellow in the English Department at the University of Louisville, has published work in Ghettoblaster Magazine and Transitions Abroad.

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