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

[775] Gregory, J. (2004).  Writing for the Web Versus Writing for Print: Are They Really So Different?. Technical Communication. 51, 276–285.
[876] Miller, C. R., & Selzer J. (1985).  Special Topics of Argument in Engineering Reports. (Odell, L., & Goswami D., Ed.).Writing in Nonacademic Settings. 309–341.

Glossary Sample

The recursive relationship between everyday activities and the social structures that are the medium and the outcome of the activities. Central to a structurational perspective is the recognition...


User Spotlight

Name: Natasha Artemeva
Institution: Carleton University
Department/Program Affiliation: School of Linguistics and Language Studies
Education: PhD, Integrated Studies in Education (writing studies), McGill University, 2006
Status: Associate Professor
Biography: The main focus of my research is the study of different kinds of writing (that is, genres) used in academic and professional workplace contexts. In particular, I am interested in how people communicate (specifically, through writing) and how novices learn to communicate using new genres. My background includes a combined Bachelor + Master’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Russia, a Master’s Degree in Applied Language Studies from Carleton, Ph.D. in Education from McGill, and years of writing consulting for Canadian Government and hi-tech companies in Ottawa. In addition to working as an engineer and engineering researcher both in Russia and in Canada, I have taught EAP courses, communication courses for engineering students, and graduate and undergraduate courses in Writing Studies and Genre Studies. Because of this background, I find myself well positioned at the crossroads of science, engineering, education, discourse & writing studies, and applied linguistics.

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