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

[1008] Winsor, D. A. (2000).  Ordering Work: Blue-Collar Literacy and the Political Nature of Genre. Written Communication. 17, 155–184.
[RN109] Moran, M. G. (2003).  Ralph Lane's 1586 Discourse on the First Colony: The Renaissance Commercial Report as Apologia. Technical Communication Quarterly. 12, 125-154.

Glossary Sample

A film that has been adapted from an earlier version but that does not maintain authenticity as defined by anthropologist Charles Lindholm.


User Spotlight

Name: Megan Hartline
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: MA, English, St. Bonaventure University, 2013
Status: PhD Student
Twitter: meganhartline

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