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

[RN134] Orr, T. (1999).  Genre in the field of computer science and computer engineering. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 42, 32-37.
[789] Herring, S. C., & Paolillo J. C. (2006).  Gender and Genre Variation in Weblogs. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 10, 439–459.

Upcoming Events & CFP's

Thursday July 27, 2017 (All day) to Saturday July 29, 2017 (All day)

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism (July 27-29 2017)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to...

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 genre that is "out of sight" to "outsiders and apprentices"; occluded genres perform "essential waystage roles in the administrative and evaluative functioning of the research worlds" (Swales, 2004, p. 18). Swales...


User Spotlight

Name: Chulin Zhuang
Institution: Miami University
Department/Program Affiliation: English department
Education: M.A
Status: M.A

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