About GXB

Genre is a concept and construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim of "Genre across Borders" (GXB) is to advance genre theory and research by helping scholars and students cross these borders through access and scholarly contribution to reference guides and online networking. More about GXB.

Sample Bibliography

[1045] Bazerman, C. (1994).  Systems of genres and the enactment of social intentions. (Freedman, A., & Medway P., Ed.).Genre and the new rhetoric. 79-101.

GXB Member Profile

Gerard S. Baigley

unaffiliated scholar
unaffiliated scholar

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm to Monday June 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Monday October 05, 2015 - 9:00 am to Thursday October 08, 2015 - 4:00 pm

University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School

The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.

No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in...

Glossary Sample

Giltrow (2002) introduced the term "meta-genre" to describe "situated language about situated language" (p. 190). More generally, she describes meta-genres as “[A]tmospheres of wordings and activities, demonstrated precedents or sequestered expectations" that surround a genre and indicate how readers and writers should appropriately take it up" (Giltrow, 2002, p. 195).

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