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

[602] Askehave, I., & Nielsen A E. (2005).  Digital Genres: A Challenge to Traditional Genre Theory. Information, Technology & People. 18, 120–141.
[964] Spooner, M., & Yancey K. (1996).  Postings on a Genre of Email. College Composition and Communication. 47, 252–278.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Sunday August 09, 2020 (All day) to Friday August 14, 2020 (All day)

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,...

Glossary Sample

A genre accepted by the community of its users for their purposes, despite the presence of recognizable, and possibly archaic, conventions of an older genre. This may be a transition stage to an entirely new genre. (Crowston & Williams, 2000).


User Spotlight

Name: Keri E. Mathis
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: English - Composition and Rhetoric
Education: MA - Renaissance Studies; University of Alabama; 2012
Status: Graduate Student (PhD)

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