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

[RN86] Inkster, R. (1994).  Rhetoric of the classroom: The exigencies of the technical writing class as topics for memos. Technical Communication Quarterly. 3, 213-225.
[942] Schryer, C. F., Lingard L., Spafford M., & Garwood K. (2003).  Structure and Agency in Medical Case Presentations. (Bazerman, C., & Russell D., Ed.).Writing Selves/Writing Societies: Research from Activity Perspectives. 62–96.

Glossary Sample

In Systemic Functional Linguistics, "texts which combine more fundamental elemental genres such as recounts, narratives, explanations, and so on" (Hyland, 2002, p. 123)....


User Spotlight

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

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