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

[RN254] Spinuzzi, C. (2004).  Four Ways to Investigate Assemblages of Texts: Genre Sets, Systems, Repertoires, and Ecologies. 22nd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication: The Engineering of Quality Documentation. 110–116.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Wednesday November 07, 2018 -
8:15 am to 7:00 pm

NCA 2018 Preconference CFP

ARSTM Preconference on “Evidence”

NCA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
Preconference date: November 7, 2018
Submission deadline: April 20, 2018

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Evidence is a key term in discourse...

Wednesday September 12, 2018 - 8:00 am to Friday September 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm

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). "...


User Spotlight

Name: Kelli Cargile Cook
Institution: Texas Tech University
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Status: Professor

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