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

[803] Jamieson, K. M. (1975).  Antecedent Genre as Rhetorical Constraint. Quarterly Journal of Speech. 61, 406–415.
[RN195] Mason, M., & Mason R. D. (2012).  Communicating a Green Corporate Perspective: Ideological Persuasion in the Corporate Environmental Report. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 26, 479-506.

Glossary Sample

A genre variation engendered when actors revise some of the discursive qualities and expectations of a particular genre but do not completely transform the genre itself. Such modifications bring about derivative or 'corollary' genres (Yates & Orlikowski, 2007).

User Spotlight

Name: Travis Rountree
Institution: University of Louisville
Department/Program Affiliation: English
Education: MA in English, Certificate in Appalachian Studies
Status: Instructor, English

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