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

[683] Cohen, M. (2003).  Traveling Genres. New Literary History. 34, 481–499.
[969] Sullivan, D. (1991).  The Epideictic Rhetoric of Science. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 5, 229–245.

Glossary Sample

A "genre stream" refers to a genre which spawns several variants that "flow through" the parent genre, existing as their own genres as they yet "retain their coherence through shared institutions, aesthetics, and audiences" (Lena and Peterson, 2008...

User Spotlight

Name: leslie gardner
Institution: unaffiliated scholar
Department/Program Affiliation: university of essex
Education: PhD, rhetoric, university of essex, 2008
Status: executive committee IAJS, director

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