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.

More about GXB >

Sample Bibliography

[1181] Holt, F. (2007).  Genre in Popular Music. 224.
[1140] Lopate, P. (2006).  Curiouser and Curiouser: The Practice of Nonfiction Today. The Iowa Review. 36(1), 

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Friday November 13, 2020 (All day) to Sunday November 15, 2020 (All day)

Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers,...

Monday February 08, 2021 (All day) to Friday February 19, 2021 (All day)

University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization

contact email: 

University of Pittsburgh, February 18-19, 2021 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Glossary Sample

According to Bhatia (1997), “[g]eneric integrity is the product of the conventional features of a specific generic construct ... [that] often constrain the use of linguistic resources (lexico-grammatical as well as discoursal), and are frequently invoked to arrive at a reasonable interpretation of the genre or even determine the choice of the genre to suit a particular context” (360-362).

Ansary and Babaii (2005) use and summarize Bhatia’s definition of “generic integrity,” simply stating that it is the genre’s “recognizable structural identity” (271).


User Spotlight

Institution: UNSJ - ARGENTINA
Department/Program Affiliation: IIECE
Education: Profesora de Lengua y literatura Inglesa
Status: Professor

Twitter Feed