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.
GXB Member Profile
Gerard S. Baigley
Upcoming Events & CFPs
Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!
University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School
The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.
No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in...
Giltrow (2002) introduced the term "meta-genre" to describe "situated language about situated language" (p. 190). More generally, she describes meta-genres as “[A]tmospheres of wordings and activities, demonstrated precedents or sequestered expectations" that surround a genre and indicate how readers and writers should appropriately take it up" (Giltrow, 2002, p. 195).