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.
[RN135] Shaw, P., & Okamura A. (1998).  The letter of submission: avoiding the promotional genre. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 41, 274-276.

Glossary Sample

A genre accepted by the community of its users for their purposes, despite the presence of recognizable, and possibly archaic, conventions of an older genre. This may be a transition stage to an entirely new genre. (Crowston & Williams, 2000).


User Spotlight

Name: Reuben Martens
Institution: Ghent University
Department/Program Affiliation: Literary Theory
Education: Master
Status: Research Fellow

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