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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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 class of cybergenres in which the new genre emerges directly from a "genre existing in other media" (Shepherd & Watters, 1998, p. 2)....


User Spotlight

Name: Erdem Akbas
Institution: Erciyes University
Department/Program Affiliation: English Language Teaching
Education: PhD in Education, University of York, 2014
Status: Lecturer Dr.
Twitter: errdeam
Academia.edu: ErdemAkbas
Biography: Erdem AKBAS holds his PhD from University of York, UK (2014) and now works at the Department of English Language Teaching at Erciyes University, Turkey. He has participated and presented his research extensively at various reputable international conferences, and published articles in national and international journals/books. He is in the editorial team of Lingua, Iberica, Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, and International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature as a reviewer. His research interests include Discourse Analysis & Language Teaching; Written Discourse Analysis; Teaching Academic Writing; Language Curriculum Design & Evaluation; Contrastive Rhetoric.

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