Among the most important texts for me in this area, and the most influential on this paper, are the following:
Bazerman, Charles. (1988). Shaping written knowledge: the genre and activity of the experimental article in science. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press.
Freadman, Anne. (1987) "Anyone for Tennis?" The Place of Genre in Learning: Current Debates, ed. Ian Reid (Geelong: Deakin University, CSLE) 91-124. Repr. (condensed) 1994, in Genre and the New Rhetoric, ed. Aviva Freedman and Peter Medway (London: Taylor & Francis).
Freedman, Aviva. (1993). "Show and Tell? The Role of Explicit Teaching in the Learning of New Genres." Research in the Teaching of English 27 : 222-251.
Swales, John. (1990). Genre Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Miller, Carolyn. (9084). "Genre as Social Action." Quarterly Journal of Speech 70: 151-167.