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

[889] Myers, G. (1991).  Stories and Styles in Two Molecular Biology Review Articles. (Bazerman, C., & Paradis J., Ed.).Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities. 45–75.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday June 07, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday June 08, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday September 12, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday September 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Glossary Sample

A genre that is defined by its cultural and historical usage, whose features and definition are formulated from the observation of preexisting literary knowledge (Feuer, 1987). The opposite of a theoretical genre. Note: Not to be confused with the genre of the "historical novel," in which a work of fiction is set in a historical time and place and/or features historical events as the main subject.


User Spotlight

Name: Joanna Wolfe
Institution: Carnegie Mellon
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: PhD
Status: Professor

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