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

[RN267] Carliner, S., & Boswood T. (2004).  Genre: A useful construct for reseaching online communication for the workplace. Information Design Journal & Document Design. 12, 124–136.

Glossary Sample

A genre that is "out of sight" to "outsiders and apprentices"; occluded genres perform "essential waystage roles in the administrative and evaluative functioning of the research worlds" (Swales, 2004, p. 18)....

User Spotlight

Name: Sabine Mas
Institution: Université de Montréal
Department/Program Affiliation: École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information (EBSI)
Education: Ph.D Information Science, Université de Montréal, 2007
Status: Assistant professor
Twitter: @sabinemas
Biography: I have a backgound in archival science. I'm interesting in archival theory, records management, digital diplomatics, and faceted classification.

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