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

[864] Martin, J. R., & Rose D. (2008).  Genre Relations: Mapping Culture. Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics.
[1330] Boer, R. (2004).  Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies. Society of Biblical Literature. Annual Meeting.

Glossary Sample

A class of genre emerging from the introduction and increasing use of the Internet as a medium of communication. The class includes genres that existed in other media and "migrated" to the Internet, as well as "novel" genres that have no antecedent genre...


User Spotlight

Name: Jessica Winck
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of English
Education: M.A. in Written Communication, Teaching of Writing. Eastern Michigan University, 2012.
Status: PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition

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