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

[750] Freedman, A. (1993).  Show and Tell? The Role of Explicit Teaching in the Learning of New Genres. Research in the Teaching of English. 27, 222–251.
[1036] Mirtz, R. (1994).  The Territorial Demands of Form and Process: The Case for Student Writing as a Genre. (Bishop, W., & Ostrom H., Ed.).Genre and Writing: Issues, Arguments, Alternatives. 190–198.

Glossary Sample

Jamieson and Campbell (1982) theorize how to name, define, and understand the blending of generic features in certain acts. "For our purposes, we shall label such generic blends 'rhetorical hybrids,' a metaphor intended to emphasize the productive but transitory character of these combinations" (p. 147). Jamieson and Campbell do not specify whether the fusion is to result from recurrent elements or is more unique to a particular moment or situation.

User Spotlight

Name: Ana Pano Alaman
Institution: Università di Bologna
Department/Program Affiliation: Dipartimento Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Education: PhD Comparative Literature, University of Bologna, 2006
Status: Assistant Professor
Twitter: @anapanouoc

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