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

[RN98] Brinkman, G. W., & van der Geest T. M. (2003).  Assessment of Communication Competencies in Engineering Design Projects. Technical Communication Quarterly. 12, 67-81.
[699] Crowston, K., & Williams M. (2000).  Reproduced and Emergent Genres of Communication on the World Wide Web. The Information Society. 16, 201–215.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Wednesday November 07, 2018 -
8:15 am to 7:00 pm

NCA 2018 Preconference CFP

ARSTM Preconference on “Evidence”

NCA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
Preconference date: November 7, 2018
Submission deadline: April 20, 2018

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Evidence is a key term in discourse...

Wednesday August 29, 2018 - 9:15 am to Sunday September 02, 2018 - 11:15 pm

Glossary Sample

A genre that is defined by its cultural and historical usage, whose features and definition are formulated from the observation of preexisting literary knowledge (Feuer, 1987). The opposite of a theoretical genre. Note: Not to be confused with the genre of the "historical novel," in which a work of fiction is set in a historical time and place and/or features historical events as the main subject.

User Spotlight

Name: Jamila Kareem
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: Rhetoric and Composition
Education: Master's in English, University of Indianapolis, 2012
Status: Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student

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