CADAAD2018 registration is open

Dear colleagues,

This is to remind you that registration for the upcoming CADAAD conference, to be held at Aalborg University (4-7 July 2018), is now open. Follow this link to register.

All information regarding the conference is available here.

With our best wishes,

Your ACDC convenors

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Essex Summer School, ‘Applying discourse theory: Politics, ideology, populism’, 23.07-03.08 2018, University of Essex, UK

Dear all,

Please find below information on an upcoming summer school that might be of interest to you and/or your colleagues.

With our best wishes for a successful semester,

Your ACDC convenors

 

Applying Discourse Theory: Politics, Ideology, Populism – Course at the Essex Summer School
23.07.2018-03.08.2018
University of Essex, UK

Course Instructors

  • Jason Glynos (University of Essex)
  • Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University)

Course Outline
A central claim of discourse theory is that meaning, subjectivity, and agency are constructed within relational structures that are shaped and re-shaped through political struggle. This course introduces the basic concepts of poststructuralist discourse theory, understood as a distinctive, qualitative approach to critical empirical research. The course situates this approach in relation to competing approaches to social and political analysis that take discourse and meaning seriously, and contextualises it also in relation to key debates in the philosophy of natural and social science.
The main aim of the course, however, is to address the challenging question of ‘applying’ discourse theory to empirical phenomena in the name of understanding, explanation, and critique. Drawing inspiration from poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, it serves as a forum to discuss research strategies that are consonant with the field of discourse theory, and outlines conceptual frameworks that can be employed in the analysis of concrete discourses and practices. A range of concepts and themes are examined with particular reference to the work of thinkers such as Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Antonio Gramsci, Michel Foucault, and Slavoj Žižek.
Such concepts and themes are considered from the point of view of methodology and research strategy, and include discourse and practice, hegemony and antagonism, politics and dislocation, performativity and subjectivity, fantasy and ideology, democracy and populism. It uses empirical cases to illustrate broad methodological and theoretical points, from general considerations regarding qualitative methods appropriate to poststructuralist discourse theory, to more focused considerations of rhetorical, ethnographic, participatory, and psycho-social dimensions of research, including the place and role of the analyst in the process of research. The illustrations draw on organizational and media practices, policy discourses, populist movements, and more besides. As part of this course participants are invited to present and thematise their own research topics and proposals.

Discussion of Participant’s Research Projects
Participants are encouraged to submit a short 1,500 word outlines of their own research interests and projects, and the sorts of challenges being faced, methodological or otherwise. These outlines should be emailed to both the course instructors Jason Glynos (ljglyn@essex.ac.uk) and Yannis Stavrakakis (yanstavr@yahoo.co.uk) at least one week before the start of the course, so that they can be built into the programme. Time is allocated at the end of each week for collective discussion of participant research topics and proposals.

Course Aims and Objectives
Participants will become familiar with the basic assumptions, concepts and logics of poststructuralist discourse theory, exploring their implications for conducting social and political analysis and analyzing policy discourses. At the end of the course, participants will:
• be conversant with major literatures and debates in the field of discourse analysis;
• have acquired a solid grounding in poststructuralist discourse theory and its application to social and political analysis and critique;
• be well-grounded in theoretical and methodological issues arising in this field;
• be familiar with key dimensions of critical empirical research relevant to the design of a research strategy in this field;
• finish with a keen sense of the critical role that discourse plays both in theory and in social and political practice.

Course Overview
http://essexsummerschool.com/summer-school-facts/courses/complete-2018-course-list/2i-applying-discourse-theory/

To Apply
http://essexsummerschool.com/application/

Application Deadline
1 May 2018

General Information about Essex Summer School
http://essexsummerschool.com/summer-school-facts/

Contact
Melanie Sawers (Administrative Director): mels@essex.ac.uk

Click link for more information
http://www.discourseanalysis.net/wiki.php?wiki=en%3A%3AEvents&id=2213

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CfP: CADAAD2018

Dear all (with apologies for cross-postings),

Please find the call for papers for the upcoming edition of the CADAAD conference below.

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC team

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to issue the second call for papers for CADAAD 2018 (full call for papers at http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/call-for-papers/).  CADAAD 2018 will take place in Aalborg, Denmark 4-6 July.

CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres.  Within discourse contexts such as these, we especially welcome papers which re-examine existing frameworks for critical discourse research and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences.

Reflecting the diversity of topics and approaches in critical discourse studies, the following distinguished guests have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:

  • Anabela Carvalho (Universidade do Minho)
  • David Machin (Ørebro University)
  • Martin Reisigl (Universität Bern)
  • Caroline Tagg (The Open University)
  • William Walters (Carleton University)

All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English. Delegates may submit up to two abstracts for the conference.

 Individual proposals

Abstracts of up to 350 words excluding references should be uploaded to the conference management system Easy Chair before 15 November 2017 08:00 CET. Please follow this link for guidelines on how to upload your abstract: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/submission-abstracts/

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2018.

Panel proposals

In addition to individual papers, panel proposals are also welcome and may be submitted via the conference management system Easy Chair before 15 October 2017 08:00 CET. Further details are available at http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/panel-proposals/ Please follow this link for guidelines on how to upload panel abstracts: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/submission-abstracts/

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 January 2018.

Further conference details can be found at: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/

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CADAAD 2018: CfP

(with apologies for cross-postings)

Dear all,

The 7th edition of the CADAAD conference will take place in July 2018 in Aalborg, Denmark. You will find the call for papers below.

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC team

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to issue the first call for papers for CADAAD 2018 (full call for papers at http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/call-for-papers/).  CADAAD 2018 will take place in Aalborg, Denmark 4-6 July.

CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres.  Within discourse contexts such as these, we especially welcome papers which re-examine existing frameworks for critical discourse research and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences.

Reflecting the diversity of topics and approaches in critical discourse studies, the following distinguished guests have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:

  • Anabela Carvalho (Universidade do Minho)
  • David Machin (Ørebro University)
  • Martin Reisigl (Universität Bern)
  • Caroline Tagg (The Open University)
  • William Walters (Carleton University)

All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English. Delegates may submit up to two abstracts for the conference.

Individual proposals

Abstracts of up to 350 words excluding references should be uploaded to the conference management system Easy Chair before 15 November 2017 08:00 CET. Please follow this link for guidelines on how to upload your abstract: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/submission-abstracts/

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 February 2018.

Panel proposals

In addition to individual papers, panel proposals are also welcome and may be submitted via the conference management system Easy Chair before 15 October 2017 08:00 CET. Further details are available athttp://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/panel-proposals/Please follow this link for guidelines on how to upload panel abstracts: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/submission-abstracts/

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by 15 January 2018.

Further conference details can be found at: http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/CADAAD-2018/

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CfP “The Rhetoric of Populism: How to Give Voice to the People?”, Bart van Klink, Ingeborg van der Geest and Henrike Jansen

Dear all,

As we’re already well into the European summer, here’s a nice call for papers from our Dutch colleagues, for a collective volume on the rhetoric of populism. You”l find the call for papers here [pdf]. Deadline for paper proposals: September 1st, 2017!

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC team

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Job opportunity at Leeds Beckett University

Dear all,

Here’s a job ad for a post-doctoral position at Leeds Beckett University that might be of interest to some of you:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBL367/postdoctoral-research-fellow/

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC convenors

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Amsterdam Summer School. Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change, 8-22 July 2017

Dear all,

Here’s an announcement from the organizers of the Amsterdam Summer School in Discourse analysis that we think might be of interest to you.

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC conveners

 

Amsterdam Summer School. Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change, 8-22 July 2017

Check out the programme and register now on Doing Research with Discourse Analysis (only a few places left!)

We offer a varied programme for MA and PhD students to practice advanced academic skills in transdisciplinary conceptual research design, including a discourse-analytic component.

Frameworks for integrating discourse-analytic methods in other methodologies are demonstrated and discussed with a view to sparking critical reasoning about research design and practice. We will focus on the study of language use from various perspectives in the understanding that communication is the mirror and motor of social interaction. Various methods will be demonstrated and discussed to get familiar with transdisciplinary research design.

Students are encouraged to participate actively. You are invited to bring in perspectives from your own cultural background and fields of interest so your input can be integrated in the discussions and assignments. In this way, you will learn to account for the choices you make in your research design.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and its Network Institute have a long tradition of fostering transdisciplinary research. The tutors on this course are closely associated with that effort, specialising in effective communication Amsterdam Research on Text and Talk in Institutional Settings (ARTTIS); critical discourse studies Amsterdam Critical Discourse Community (ACDC), teacher training and creative education; ethnography; institutional discourse; cognition and multimodal communication. Lecturers include senior lecturers and professors from the world’s leading centre for critical discourse studies at Lancaster University (UK)University of East Anglia and various faculties at the VU.

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