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.

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Travis Rountree

University of Louisville
English
MA in English, Certificate in Appalachian Studies
Instructor, English

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A genre that is defined by its cultural and historical usage, whose features and definition are formulated from the observation of preexisting literary knowledge (Feuer, 1987). The opposite of a theoretical genre. Note: Not to be confused with the genre of the "historical novel," in which a work of fiction is set in a historical time and place and/or features historical events as the main subject.


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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

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An interacting, interdependent system or network of genres, as distinct from a series of genres with a specifically sequential series of...