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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Glossary Sample

The genre classification upon which the author and the interpreter must agree in order to agree upon meaning, or, simply, the genre the author intended for a given work (Fowler, 1971).


User Spotlight

Name: Christian F. Casper
Institution: University of Michigan
Department/Program Affiliation: Program in Technical Communication, College of Engineering
Education: Ph.D., Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2009
Status: Lecturer IV
Academia.edu: ChristianFCasper
Biography: I'm a lecturer of technical communication in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, where my pedagogical interests lie in communication within the fields of aerospace, biomedical, and chemical engineering and in the first-year experience. I have research interests in rhetorics of science and technology, genre theory, and discourse analysis, and I continually seek to translate material from this work into pedagogical tools to improve communication practices in engineering, particularly within the design-build-test cycle.

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