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

[RN106] Selber, S. A. (2010).  A Rhetoric of Electronic Instruction Sets. Technical Communication Quarterly. 19, 95-117.
[1423] Paltridge, B. (2013).  Genre and English for specific purposes. The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes . pp. 347-366.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Friday November 13, 2020 (All day) to Sunday November 15, 2020 (All day)

Given the evident command of the celebrity in 20th- and 21st-century media cultures and following modern trends toward trans-medial and inter-generic production, this traditional session calls for papers that explore the relationships between celebrity and generic scandals. How have filmmakers,...

Glossary Sample

In the sense of "genealogical descent," this term is used by researchers in systemic-functional linguistics (SFL) to conceptualize what researchers in rhetorical...

User Spotlight

Name: Dacia Dressen-Hammouda
Institution: Université Clermont Auvergne
Department/Program Affiliation: Faculty of Languages, Cultures & Communication
Education: PhD in Linguistics, The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2002
Status: Associate Professor - HDR
Biography: Since 2003, I have been Associate Professor of ESP and technical communication at Université Clermont Auvergne (France), where I have developed and directed undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Design & Multilingual Technical Documentation. My current research interests include L1 & L2 writing research, indexicality, genre theory, intercultural discourse analysis, and the discoursal construction of expertise in novice and non-native disciplinary writers.

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