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.

Sample Bibliography

[614] Bauman, R. (1999).  Genre. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 9, 84–87.
[763] Geertz, C. (1980).  Blurred Genres: The Refiguration of Social Thought. American Scholar. 49, 165–179.

GXB Member Profile


Hei Longjiang University
College of Applied Foreign Languages
MA, Discourse studies, text linguistics and corpus linguistics, Hei Longjiang University, 2009.

Upcoming Events & CFPs

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm to Monday June 01, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing / Association canadienne de rédactologie. Save the date and see you in Ottawa!

Monday October 05, 2015 - 9:00 am to Thursday October 08, 2015 - 4:00 pm

University of Copenhagen, Faculty for Humanities, PhD School

The course is co-led by Amy Devitt, University of Kansas, and Sune Auken, University of Copenhagen.

No matter where you go in society, and no matter what you do, you will be encapsulated by genres. Genres are active in...

Glossary Sample

Given Schryer's (2000) definition of genres as "constellations of . . . improvisational strategies with chronotopic orientations" (p. 450), she later distinguished two types of resources acquired by apprentices in professional contexts that allow them to improvise strategically. These are regulated resources and regularized resources. "Regularized resources . . . refer to strategies that emerge from practice situations and are more tacit [than regulated resources]" (Schryer & Spoel, 2005, p. 250, emphasis original).

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