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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Glossary Sample

Jamieson and Campbell (1982) theorize how to name, define, and understand the blending of generic features in certain acts. "For our purposes, we shall label such generic blends 'rhetorical hybrids,' a metaphor intended to emphasize the productive but transitory character of these combinations" (p. 147). Jamieson and Campbell do not specify whether the fusion is to result from recurrent elements or is more unique to a particular moment or situation.

User Spotlight

Name: Mary Jane Curry
Institution: University of Rochester
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of Teaching & Curriculum
Education: PhD
Status: Associate professor
Biography: Mary Jane Curry is associate professor at the Warner Graduate School of Education, University of Rochester, USA. She has co-authored or co-edited six books, most recently Global academic publishing: Policies, perspectives and pedagogies (2017) and Educating refugee-background students: Critical issues and dynamic contexts (in press). She has published articles in journals including TESOL Quarterly, English for Specific Purposes, AILA Review, and the Journal of English for Academic Purpose. She is co-associate editor of the Brief Research Reports section of TESOL Quarterly and co-editor of the Multilingual Matters book series, Studies in Knowledge Production and Participation.

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