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

[RN106] Selber, S. A. (2010).  A Rhetoric of Electronic Instruction Sets. Technical Communication Quarterly. 19, 95-117.
[945] Scott, R. L. (1980).  Intentionality in the Rhetorical Process. (White, E. E., Ed.).Rhetoric in Transition: Sutdies in the Nature and Uses of Rhetoric. 39–60.

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 reader's or critic's conception of a work's genre that differs from the author's, sometimes referred to as the "wrong" genre, as it is not true to the author's original intentions (Fowler, 1971).

User Spotlight

Name: Michael Kranert
Institution: University of Southampton
Department/Program Affiliation: Modern Languages and Linguistics
Education: PhD in Linguistic Discourse Analysis
Status: Lecturer of Sociolinguistics
Academia.edu: MichaelKranert
Biography: I am a linguist interested in comparative discourse analysis in English and German speaking countries. In order to analyse the influence of contextual differences on linguistic features of discourse in these countries, I use linguistic research methods such as Corpus Assisted Discourse Analysis, Political Lexicography, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Metaphor Theory. In the interpretation stage, I discuss my findings against the background of historical and sociological insights. My PhD-project undertook a comparison of the discourses of New Labour and the German SPD at the turn of the twenty-first century, explaining apparent linguistic and discursive differences with differences in the political cultures of Germany and the UK. The project is of significance on two levels: firstly, as a means to advance the methodology of discourse analysis, and secondly as a contrastive linguistic analysis of the two discourses. I am currently working on ‘populist’ discourses in Germany and the UK as well as on Discourse in the Workplace. Some interesting documentation of the conference ‘New Discourses of Populism and Nationalism’ I organised in June 2018 can be found here: https://popnat2018.wordpress.com/

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