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

[665] Campbell, K K. (2009).  Genre. (Eadie, W. F., Ed.).21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook. 1, 257–265.
[RN106] Selber, S. A. (2010).  A Rhetoric of Electronic Instruction Sets. Technical Communication Quarterly. 19, 95-117.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Søndag august 09, 2020 (Hele dagen) til Fredag august 14, 2020 (Hele dagen)

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,...

Fredag november 13, 2020 (Hele dagen) til Søndag november 15, 2020 (Hele dagen)

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

Genres requiring communicative interaction between users, often with some kind of multimedia communication technology (Yates, Orlikowski, & Rennecker, 1997).


User Spotlight

Name: Angela N. Johnson
Institution: Texas Tech University
Department/Program Affiliation: Technical Communication
Education: MSE Materials Science
Status: Part-time Doctoral student, Full-time Medical Writer GE Healthcare

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