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. More about GXB.

Sample Bibliography

[1289] Cunningham, F. R. (2000).  F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Problem of Film Adaptation. Literature/Film Quarterly. 28(3), 187-197.
[984] Todorov, T. (1990).  Genres in Discourse.

GXB Member Profile


Graduate Center at CUNY
Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Teaching Fellow

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Monday October 05, 2015 - 9:00 am to Thursday October 08, 2015 - 4:00 pm

University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School

The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.

No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in...

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 r├ędactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Glossary Sample

A class of genre emerging from the introduction and increasing use of the Internet as a medium of communication. The class includes genres that existed in other media and "migrated" to the Internet, as well as "novel" genres that have no antecedent genres in other...

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