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

[654] Boyne, R. (2006).  Classification. Theory, Culture, & Society. 23, 21–50.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday March 30, 2017 (All day) to Saturday April 01, 2017 (All day)

1st Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference (MAG 2017): Mapping out interactions in spoken and written discourses. Keynote speakers: Ken Hyland, Anna Mauranen, Anneline Adel.

Glossary Sample

User Spotlight

Name: Adele Hite
Institution: North Carolina State University
Department/Program Affiliation: PhD Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
Education: MPH/RD, Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Status: Doctoral student
Biography: After receiving my master's in public health and nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and pursuing additional graduate studies in nutrition epidemiology at the same institution, I am currently a doctoral student in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at North Carolina State University. My research follows a critical science studies approach to food and nutrition, public health policy, and food communities and identities. My work focuses specifically on the history, effects, and implications of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. My interest in food is not just academic; I love eating and, occasionally, cooking.

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