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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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 September 12, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday September 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Glossary Sample

A cybergenre that has never existed in other media; a novel genre that arises with no clear...


User Spotlight

Name: Brian Paltridge
Institution: University of Sydney
Department/Program Affiliation: Education
Education: PhD
Status: Professor of TESOL
Biography: Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney. His publications include the Handbook of English for Specific Purposes (edited with Sue Starfield, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). The second edition of his book Discourse Analysis was published by Bloomsbury in 2012. He is author, with Sue Starfield and Christine Tardy of Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing, Oxford University Press, 2015 and, also with Sue Starfield, Getting Published in Academic Journals, University of Michigan Press, 2016. He is an editor emeritus of English for specific purposes and co-editor of TESOL Quarterly.

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