About GXB

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

Heather Dubrow

Fordham University
English
Ph.D., English, Harvard University, 1972
John D. Boyd, SJ,Chair in the Poetic Imagination

Sample Bibliography

[869] Medway, P. (2002).  Fuzzy Genres and Community Identities: The Case of Architecture Students' Sketchbooks. (Coe, R., Lingard L., & Teslenko T., Ed.).The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre: Strategies for Stability and Change. 123–153.

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Saturday May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm to Monday June 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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Glossary Sample

Both process and outcome of recognizing and making decisions about genres. As process,...


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Welcome

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. It combines two primary functions:

  1. GXB is a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study—glossary, bibliography, and overviews of research in multiple disciplines.
  2. GXB is a networking portal for scholars to connect with each other and with other internet resources—calendar, live feeds from internet sources, profiles of other genre scholars, contributions of course and curriculum materials, opportunities to discuss research problems or find a collaborator.

Both of these functions require active input from users to:

  • add new glossary and bibliography entries
  • tag or expand existing entries
  • extend or comment on the disciplinary overviews
  • add an item to the calendar
  • contribute your teaching materials
  • register and post your research profile

Glossary Sample

A well-established genre from the near or distant past that helps rhetors make sense of a novel situation (or constrains their ability to recognize the disjunctures between the old situation and the new) (Jamieson, 1975). "...