About GXB

Genre is a construct that crosses disciplinary, national, methodological, conceptual, and pedagogical borders. The aim 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 offers a comprehensive overview of the multiple strands of current genre scholarship and their relationships to each other so that the processes and motivations of genre development, evolution, and circulation can be better understood and can catalyze intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation.

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Sample Bibliography

[817] Kaufer, D., Geisler C., Ishizaki S., & Vlachos P. (2005).  Textual Genre Analysis and Identification. (Cai, Y., Ed.).Ambient Intelligence for Scientific Discovery. 3345, 129–151.
[733] Figueiredo, D., Bazerman C., & Bonini A. (2008).  Introduction to the Special Issue on Genres and Social Ways of Being. Linguistics and the Human Sciences. 3, 1-2.

GXB Member Profile

Nadia Arki

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Tuesday September 08, 2015 (All day) to Thursday September 10, 2015 (All day)

The eighth biannual meeting of this international symposium in Brazil. There will be workshops, parallel sessions, and plenary sessions, with featured speakers Charles Bazerman, Orlando Vian, Jr., Desirée Motta-Roth, Roxane Rojo, Solange Aranha,  Vera Cristovão, Ana Maria Guimarães, Joaquim Dolz...

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm to Monday June 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

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). Swales originated the term and uses it specifically with...


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