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

[839] Leff, M. C. (1986).  Genre and Paradigm in the Second Book of De Oratore. Southern Speech Communication Journal. 51, 308–325.
[875] Miller, C. R., & Jolliffe D. A. (1986).  Discourse Classifications in Nineteenth-Century Rhetorical Pedagogy. Southern Speech Communication Journal. 51, 371–384.

Glossary Sample

A literary or cultural theme that is repeated. Also, rhetorically, a word or phrase that is used figuratively or metphorically

User Spotlight

Name: Kate Pantelides
Institution: Eastern Michigan University
Department/Program Affiliation: Department of English Language and Literature
Education: Ph.D., English-Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida, 2013
Status: Assistant Professor, Associate Director of First-Year Writing

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