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

[976] Taavitsainen, I. (1997).  Genres and Text Types in Medieval and Renaissance English. Poetica: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies. 47, 49-62.
[656] Briggs, C. L., & Bauman R. (1992).  Genre, Intertextuality, and Social Power. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 2, 131–172.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Tuesday November 29, 2016 (All day) to Thursday December 01, 2016 (All day)

What is a “good” scholarly argument? What are the qualities of an effective academic text? What values and attitudes do supervisors, editors, and other critical readers adopt when they read manuscripts? Getting useful feedback on your writing can be difficult, because most readers are not able...

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

"The set of genres that are routinely enacted by the members of a community" (Orlikowski & Yates, 1994, p. 542).


User Spotlight

Name: Larissa de Pinho Cavalcanti
Institution: Faculdade Frassinetti do Recife
Department/Program Affiliation: Escola de Idiomas
Education: Master degree in Linguistics at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 2012
Status: Professor at Faculdade Frassinetti do Recife
Twitter: @LaraCvanti
Academia.edu: Larissa Cavalcanti

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