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

[1237] College Composition and Communication. (2011).  Genre [poster]. College Composition and Communication. 62(3), n. pag.
[699] Crowston, K., & Williams M. (2000).  Reproduced and Emergent Genres of Communication on the World Wide Web. The Information Society. 16, 201–215.

User Spotlight

Name: Assefa Dibaba
Institution: Indiana University (IUB)
Department/Program Affiliation: Folklore / Anthropology
Education: PhD
Status: Teaching, Doing my PhD research

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Friday April 08, 2016 (All day) to Saturday April 09, 2016 (All day)

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A cybergenre that has never existed in other media; a novel genre that arises with no clear...


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