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

[881] Mittell, J. (2001).  Cartoon Realism: Genre Mixing and the Cultural Life of the Simpsons. Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television. 15–30.
[593] Anderson, D. (2004).  Questioning the Motives of Habituated Action: Burke and Bourdieu on Practice. Philosophy and Rhetoric. 37, 255–274.

Glossary Sample

A genre that is not really defined - it is still in the works.  The origins may not be clear, or the definitions are not clear.  Thusly, fuzzy. Test.


User Spotlight

Name: Nancy Bray
Institution: University of Alberta
Department/Program Affiliation: Writing Studies
Education: PhD Student
Status: Instructor

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