About GXB

Genre is a concept and 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 through access and scholarly contribution to reference guides and online networking. More about GXB.

GXB Member Profile

Natalia Reis

Universidade de Brasília
LET
Bachelor
Translator

Sample Bibliography

[589] Alexander, J. (2005).  The Verse-novel: A New Genre. Children's LIterature in Education. 36, 269–283.
[1290] Leitch, T. (1990).  Twice-Told Tales: The Rhetoric of the Remake. Literature Film Quarterly. 18(3), 138-149.

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Glossary Sample

“A critical consciousness of both rhetorical purposes and ideological effects of generic forms” (Devitt, 2004, p. 189). The term has also been used to describe knowledge of textual conventions, as in Mustafa (1995).

Rowley-Jolivet and Carter Thomas (2005) include under...


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Welcome

Genre is a concept and 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. It combines two primary functions:

  1. GXB is a reference guide to scholarship in the many fields of genre study—glossary, bibliography, and overviews of research in multiple disciplines.
  2. GXB is a networking portal for scholars to connect with each other and with other internet resources—calendar, live feeds from internet sources, profiles of other genre scholars, contributions of course and curriculum materials, opportunities to discuss research problems or find a collaborator.

Both of these functions require active input from users to:

  • add new glossary and bibliography entries
  • tag or expand existing entries
  • extend or comment on the disciplinary overviews
  • add an item to the calendar
  • contribute your teaching materials
  • register and post your research profile

Glossary Sample

The recursive relationship between everyday activities and the social structures that are the medium and the outcome of the activities. Central to a structurational perspective is the recognition that social structures (such as genres) do not exist "out...