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

[996] Vivian, B. (2002).  Style, Rhetoric, and Postmodern Culture. Philosophy and Rhetoric. 35, 223–243.
[986] Toms, E. G., Campbell G. D., & Blades R. (1999).  Does Genre Define the Shape of Information? The Role of Form and Function in User Interaction with Digital Documents. 62nd ASIS Annual Meeting: Knowledge Creation, Organization, and Use. 693–704.

GXB Member Profile

Lynne

Leeds Metropolitan University
School of Cultural Studies
PhD Film an Television Studies, University of Glasgow, 2009
Lecturer in Media and Communication

Glossary Sample

Carter (2007) uses the term "metagenre" to designate "broader patterns of language as social action, similar kinds of typified responses to related recurrent situations" (p...


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Welcome

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. It combines two primary functions:

  1. GXB is a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study—glossary, bibliography, and overviews of research in multiple disciplines.
  2. GXB is a networking portal for scholars to connect with each other and with other internet resources—calendar, live feeds from internet sources, profiles of other genre scholars, contributions of course and curriculum materials, opportunities to discuss research problems or find a collaborator.

Both of these functions require active input from users to:

  • add new glossary and bibliography entries
  • tag or expand existing entries
  • extend or comment on the disciplinary overviews
  • add an item to the calendar
  • contribute your teaching materials
  • register and post your research profile

Glossary Sample

Lyric essay is a term that some writers of creative nonfiction use to describe a type of creative essay that blends a lyrical, poetic sensibility with intellectual engagement. Although it may include personal elements, it is not a memoir or personal essay, where the primary...