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

[1250] Clark, I. L. (2003).  Genre. (Clark, I. L., Ed.).Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing.
[1417] Østergaard, S., & Bundgaard P. F. (2015).  The Emergence and Nature of Genres—A Social-Dynamic Account. Cognitive Semiotics. 8(2), 97–127.

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: Meagan Kittle Autry
Institution: North Carolina State University
Department/Program Affiliation: Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media
Education: PhD, 2014 (expected)
Status: Graduate student
Twitter: @makautry
Biography: I'm a rhetorical scholar focusing on science & technology, genre studies, and opening the academy.

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