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

[1416] Tardy, C. M. (2016).  Beyond Convention: Genre Innovation in Academic Writing. English Language Teaching.
[937] Schryer, C. F. (1994).  The Lab vs. the Clinic: Sites of Competing Genres. (Freedman, A., & Medway P., Ed.).Genre and the New Rhetoric. 105–124.

Glossary Sample

Carter (2007) uses the term "metagenre" to designate "broader patterns of language as social action, similar kinds of...


User Spotlight

Name: Gulmira Saulembek
Institution: M.O. Auezov Institute Literature and Art
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of Literary Theory
Education: PhD Litarary Study
Status: researcher

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