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

Communicative ‘savvy’ (Dannels & Martin, 2009; see also, Schryer et al, 2005) is defined as a kind of “rhetorical flexibility” (Dannels & Martin, 2008, p. 154). It is realized through  “an openness,” which allows genre users to adjust to the demands of “particular circumstances” (Schryer et al., 2005, p. 256) and act “in situations of uncertainty” where they must “improvise and manage” (p. 256) communication in order to meet the demands arising. Schryer and Spoel (2005) refer to this process as “improvisation” (p. 414).

User Spotlight

Institution: Unicamp (State University of Campinas - Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Department/Program Affiliation: Applied Linguistics Department (Departamento de Linguística Aplicada)
Education: PhD in Linguistics, Federal University of Pernambuco, 2008
Status: Professor; faculty member; undergraduate and postgraduate supervisor
Academia.edu: Márcia Mendonça
Biography: Faculty member of Unicamp (State University of Campinas), PhD in Linguistics. Undergraduate and postgraduate professor and supervisor in Applied Linguistics, mother language. I have experience in teachers education programs, curricula organization for basic education in Portuguese area and elaboration of didatic material for basic education an for adult learning, in Portuguese area. My research interests are literacies, literacies at work place, language teaching, teachers education, genre, comics as genres.

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