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.
Upcoming Events & CFP's
There are almost 200 symposia (i.e. mini-strands) to choose from. GXB members may be most interested in these two: S155, Researching and Teaching Academic Genres in a Changing and Interconnected World; and S183, Thesis and dissertation writing in multilingual contexts: Genre, contexts,...
A progression made in the field of Rhetoric and Composition studies, where genre is the "guiding context" in a number of composition textbooks (Bawarshi and Reif, 2010). The "turn" that is made takes a focus on "the teaching of writing at various levels and in various contexts" and expands it to "the study of writing as a form of ideological action and social participation," and finally focuses on conducting "research on writing, metacognition, and transferability" (Bawarshi and Reif, 2010).