Next ACDC meeting, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri on “Israeli peace discourse: a cultural approach to CDA (CCDA)), 9 February 2015, 15:30-17:00, UvA Bungehuis 004

Dear ACDC friends,

On February 9th, we welcome Dalia Gavriely-Nuri who will present and discuss her Cultural Critical Discourse Analysis approach to the discourse of peace (and war) in Israel. The occasion is her forthcoming book on Israeli Peace Discourse (2015). She is a research fellow at The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Date: 9 February 2015
  • Time: 15:30-17:00
  • Place: UvA, Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, rm 004 (ground floor)
  • If you plan to attend, RSVP to


Israeli peace discourse: A cultural Approach to CDA (CCDA), Dr. Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

What role do language and discourse play in the advancement of peace? What is the connection between a given society’s “peace language,” and the repeated failure of peace initiatives involving it? At the heart of my lecture lie these basic questions and the attempt to shed light on them from new angles.

I focus on an analysis of Israeli peace discourse, and indicate the need for change in this discourse in order to promote a “culture of peace.” I will present the process of peace-estrangement as a set of linguistic, discursive and cultural devices intended for creating doubt regarding the positive meaning associated with the concept of peace.

The approach I adopt is the Cultural Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis (CCDA). This approach aims at exposing the cultural codes embedded in discourse and that contribute to reproducing abuses of social power (Gavriely-Nuri 2015).

ACDC 2015

  • March 9: Marieke Venselaar: Discourse construction in the construction industry
  • April: 2: Ian Lamond: Critical Event Studies – beyond leisure
  • May 7: Tom Bartlett: Discourses of power in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana
  • June 26: Martin Reisigl: Arguing Climate Change: A discourse-historical case study on the reception of the 5th IPCC Assessment report in digital newspaper postings

Looking forward to welcoming you,

The ACDC organizing team: Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Bertie Kaal, Joyce Lamerichs, Karen Verduyn, Steve Oswald, Manon van der Laaken, Anne Bannink

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