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

[1118] Clark, M., Ruthven I., Holt P O'B., & Song D. (2012).  Looking for genre: the use of structural features during search tasks with Wikipedia. IIIX '12: Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium.
[972] Swales, J. M. (1990).  Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. (Long, M. H., & Richards J. C., Ed.).Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series.

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,...

Glossary Sample

A cybergenre that bears a "chromosomal imprint" of an...

User Spotlight

Name: Katja Thieme
Institution: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Department/Program Affiliation: Arts Studies in Research and Writing
Education: PhD, English language and literature, University of British Columbia, 2007
Status: Instructor
Twitter: @Katja_Thieme
Academia.edu: Katja Thieme

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