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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Open Science is increasingly gaining attention by scientists and promoted by governments and funding agencies. The digitalization of science facilitates this move towards increased transparency and reproducibility, collaboration and sharing of data and results, and understanding of and ...

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: Vijay K Bhatia
Institution: Retired Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Department/Program Affiliation: English Department
Education: PhD
Status: Retired Professor
Twitter: VijayBhatia
Biography: Dr. Vijay Bhatia has recently retired as a Visiting Professor in the Department of English. Some of his recent research projects include Analyzing Genre-bending in Corporate Disclosure Documents, and International Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytical Study, in which he leads research teams from more than 20 countries. His research interests are: Genre Analysis of academic and professional discourses in legal, business, newspaper, advertising contexts; simplification of legal and other public documents; cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary variations in professional genres. His publications include journal articles, books chapters, edited volumes, and individually written books. Two of his books Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings and Worlds of Written Discourse: A Genre-based View, are widely used by researchers in genre theory and practice. He is also the founding President of the LSP and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim

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