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

[1428] Paltridge, B. (2011).  Genre, performance and Sex and the City. . Telecinematic Discourse: An Introduction to the Fictional Language of Cinema and Television . pp. 249-262.
[708] Devitt, A. J. (1993).  Generalizing about Genre: New Conceptions of an Old Concept. College Composition and Communication. 44, 573–586.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Sunday August 09, 2020 (All day) to Friday August 14, 2020 (All day)

There are almost 200 symposia (i.e. mini-strands) to choose from. GXB members may be most interested in these two: S155, Researching and Teaching Academic Genres in a Changing and Interconnected World; and S183, Thesis and dissertation writing in multilingual contexts: Genre, contexts,...

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User Spotlight

Name: Camila Cárdenas Neira
Institution: Pompeu Fabra University
Department/Program Affiliation: Translation and Language Sciences
Education: PhD, Discourse Studies, 2016
Status: Posgraduate Student

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