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

[982] Todorov, T. (1976).  The Origin of Genres. New Literary History. 8, 159–170.
[1427] Paltridge, B. (2013).  Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. . Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres . pp. 497-501.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday March 30, 2017 (All day) to Saturday April 01, 2017 (All day)

1st Metadiscourse Across Genres Conference (MAG 2017). Middle East Technical University, Kalkanli, Northern Cyprus. Keynote speakers: Ken Hyland, Anna Mauranen, Anneline Adel.

Glossary Sample

A literary or cultural theme that is repeated. Also, rhetorically, a word or phrase that is used figuratively or metphorically


User Spotlight

Name: Russ Hunt
Institution: St. Thomas University
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: Ph. D. Northwestern Univesity 1963
Status: Professor

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