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

Friday November 13, 2020 (All day) to Sunday November 15, 2020 (All day)

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

A class of cybergenres in which the new genre emerges within the new medium. Novel subgenres are "either not based on previously existing genres or substantially different from existing genres on the basis of increased functionality" (97). They can be...


User Spotlight

Name: Carole MacDiarmid
Institution: University of Glasgow
Department/Program Affiliation: English for Academic Study (formerly EFL Unit)
Education: MSc TESP, Aston University, 1999; (currently PhD Student, University of Glasgow)
Status: EAP Manager
Biography: I taught English as a foreign language in language schools and Istanbul University for many years and also worked in teacher training and development on CELTA , DELTA and British Council training and development courses. I moved to Glasgow in 2003. I specialize in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), teaching and course directing within the SMLC at the University of Glasgow. I am particularly interested in academic language use and the implications for EAP course and materials design. I am a member of the BALEAP Teaching EAP working party and Assessor for the BALEAP Accreditation Scheme (http://www.baleap.org.uk/) . I also lead a number of courses on the MEd and MSc TESOL at the University of Glasgow.

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