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

[RN175] Forman, J., & Rymer J. (1999).  The Genre System of the Harvard Case Method. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 13, 373-400.
[1301] Clark, M. (2014).  You have e-mail, what happens next? Tracking the eyes for genre. (Ruthven, I., Holt P. O. ’Brian, Song D., & Watt S., Ed.).Information Processing & Management. 50(1), 175 - 198.

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

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


User Spotlight

Name: Jason Swarts
Institution: North Carolina State University
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: PhD Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Status: Professor
Biography: Jason Swarts is a professor of technical communication in the Department of English at North Carolina State University. He regularly teaches courses on technical document design, networks, and discourse analysis. His research focuses on interrelated areas of genre studies, computer-mediated communication, networks, knowledge work, and knowledge communities.

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