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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Upcoming Events & CFP's

Wednesday August 29, 2018 - 9:15 am to Sunday September 02, 2018 - 11:15 pm
Wednesday November 07, 2018 -
8:15 am to 7:00 pm

NCA 2018 Preconference CFP

ARSTM Preconference on “Evidence”

NCA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
Preconference date: November 7, 2018
Submission deadline: April 20, 2018

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User Spotlight

Name: Helmut Gruber
Institution: Vienna University
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of Linguistics
Education: Habilitation, Applied Linguistics, Vienna University, 1995
Status: Associate Professor
Biography: I studied Psychology, Applied Linguistics and Education at Vienna University and finished my PhD in 1987 and my habilitation in 1995. Fields of interest: Applied Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, genre studies, academic writing research, media studies, political discourse analysis, conflict communication, computer mediated communication. I am also co-editor of “Pragmatics”, the quarterly journal of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), and member of IPrA’s consultational board.

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