About GXB

Genre is a 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. 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 offers a comprehensive overview of the multiple strands of current genre scholarship and their relationships to each other so that the processes and motivations of genre development, evolution, and circulation can be better understood and can catalyze intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation. More about GXB.

Sample Bibliography

[972] Swales, J. M. (1990).  Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. (Long, M. H., & Richards J. C., Ed.).Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series.
[1223] Kamberelis, G.., & Bovino T.. (1999).  Cultural Artifacts as Scaffolds for Genre Development. Reading Research Quarterly. 34, 138-170.

GXB Member Profile

Lawrence F. Cleary

University of Limerick, Ireland
Regional Writing Centre/Centre for Teaching and Learning
Masters in English Language Teaching, University of Limerick, 2003
Research Officer, PhD Candidate

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Monday October 05, 2015 - 9:00 am to Thursday October 08, 2015 - 4:00 pm

University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School

The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.

No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in...

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 r├ędactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Glossary Sample

The "full range of the kind of texts" that one person uses to fill out one side of a "multiple person interaction." (Bazerman, 1994, p. 98).


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