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

Helmut Gruber

Vienna University
Department of Linguistics
Habilitation, Applied Linguistics, Vienna University, 1995
Associate Professor

Sample Bibliography

[639] Berkenkotter, C., & Huckin T. N. (1995).  Gatekeeping at an Academic Convention. Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication. 97–116.
[601] Askehave, I., & Nielsen A E. (2005).  What Are the Characteristics of Digital Genres? Genre Theory from a Multi-Modal Perspective. (Sprague, Ralph H., J.., Ed.).Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Science. 98a–.

Upcoming Events & CFPs

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

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Glossary Sample

Amy J. Devitt uses this term to describe the way genres interact with other genres. 


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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

Amy J. Devitt uses this term to describe the way genres interact with other genres.