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

[1273] Nutt, D., & Railton D. (2010).  The Sims: Real Life as Genre. Information, Communication, and Society. 6(4), 577-592.

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

A genre that is "out of sight" to "outsiders and apprentices"; occluded genres perform "essential waystage roles in the administrative and evaluative functioning of the research worlds" (Swales, 2004, p. 18). Swales...


User Spotlight

Name: Linda Buckmaster
Institution: University of Maine at Augusta
Department/Program Affiliation: Social and Behavorial Sciences
Education: MFA, Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine, 2010
Status: Lecturer III

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