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

[923] Rowland, R. C. (1991).  On Generic Categorization. Communication Theory. 1, 128–144.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday May 16, 2019 - 8:00 am to Friday May 17, 2019 - 11:45 pm

Aiming at a better understanding of research writing and academic literacy development in different L1 contexts, we invite contributions from scholars working in the fields of genre analysis, English for Academic Purposes, literacy studies and rhetoric and composition. We also welcome...

Glossary Sample

A genre variation engendered when actors revise some of the discursive qualities and expectations of a particular genre but do not completely transform the genre itself. Such modifications bring about derivative or 'corollary' genres (Yates & Orlikowski, 2007).


User Spotlight

Name: Christina McDonald
Institution: VMI
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies
Education: Ph
Status: P

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