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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Call for papers, Moral cognition and communication

Dear all,

As our second announcement of the day, please find here [pdf] a call for papers for the new journal Moral cognition and communication (scheduled to appear in 2018).

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC team

 

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Phd Defense, Bertie Kaal, “Worldview and Social Practice. A discourse-space approach to political text analysis”.

Dear all,

Here at ACDC we are very happy to announce that our friend, colleague and ACDC co-founder Bertie Kaal will be defending her PhD thesis on 29 March 2017 at the VU University in Amsterdam! Below you will find a short description of her work. We wish her all the best for this very special moment and for the post-thesis life!

Your ACDC convenors

Title:

“Worldview and Social Practice. A discourse-­space approach to political text analysis”.

Abstract:

Worldview and Social Practice takes a cognitive-‐discourse approach to semantic analysis of worldview constructions along Space, Time and Attitude (STA) coordinates. It demonstrates how variations in STA schemas shape Dutch political parties’ worldviews and the rationale behind their election manifestos (2006, 2010). Results reveal a general trend towards a more conservative worldview system in The Netherlands that warrants more restrictive policies to ostensibly tighten security and increase stability. Variations in spatial schemas transcend the left-­right divide in party competition and call attention to party positioning on the progressive­‐conservative dimension from a cultural­‐cognitive perspective.

STA analysis makes a contribution to the transdisciplinary ambitions of Critical Discourse Studies to build bridges between linguistics, political science and sociology for a deeper understanding of diversity in social practices.

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Lancaster LIP and DISTEX programmes for this semester

Dear all,

Please find below an announcement with links to the programmes of the LIP (Language, Ideology and Power) and DISTEX (Discourse and Text) research group meetings at Lancaster University for next semester.

Lancaster University continues its tradition in discourse analysis with regular meetings of its Language, Ideology and Power and the Discourse and Text research groups. Their new programmes are available at:

With our best wishes,

Your ACDC team

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CADAAD 2018 + New book on Turkish foreign policy discourse on humanitarian intervention (Erdogan 2017)

Dear all,

As some of you might already know, the next edition of the conference series CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines)[url] will take place on 4-6 July 2018 in Aalborg, Denmark, so save the date!

We also take the opportunity to announce the publication of a book that might be of interest to you: Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. Turkish Foreign Policy Discourse (Palgrave MacMillan 2017)[url], by Birsen Erdogan. You’ll find the abstract below.

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This book offers a discursive analysis of the Turkish Foreign Policy on Humanitarian Interventions (HI) and the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Across the chapters the author addresses important questions, such as: what is the position of the HI and R2P in the Turkish foreign policy discourse? Is there any variation between cases when it comes to the use of these concepts? How do these discourses shape/change/transform or sustain the Turkish identity? Despite the tendency in some countries to incorporate HI and R2P principles into their foreign policy (UK, Netherlands, Canada, Japan), and the fact that some countries are lobbying to make these principles a part of international or UN law, in the developing world these policies and concepts have not gained widespread recognition or approval. Countries like China, Brazil and India approach these concepts with suspicion or with reservation. The same tendency can be observed in the MENA region and in some parts of Africa and Asia. In this book, the author looks at the reasons behind these differences in approach and explores how the concept of identity affects Turkish foreign policy specifically. This study is invaluable for researchers and students of R2P and HI and foreign policy discourse in general.

With our best wishes,

You ACDC team

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CfP for 2 CDA panels in the next Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference, DeMonfort University, Leicester, 5-7 July 2017

Dear all, (with apologies for cross-postings)

At the next Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, to be held this year in July at DeMonfort University in Leicester (UK), our colleagues  Nicolina Montesano Montessori and Michael Farrelly will be convening two panels adopting a CDA approach to policy analysis:

  • Critical Discourse Analysis, Discourse Theory and Hegemony
  • Critical Discourse Analysis and Policy

You will find the detailed CfP here [pdf]. Please also note that the deadline for submission is 17 February 2017.

With all best wishes,

Your ACDC team

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Book announcement: Complexity in Education (Bakker & Montesano Montessori, eds.)

Dear all,

The ACDC convenors would like to wish you a happy 2017 and hope you are enjoying the winter break.

We also take the opportunity to announce the publication of a new book that might be of interest to you, co-edited by Cok Bakker and Nicolina Montesano Montessori, titled Complexity in Education. From Horror to Passion (SensePublishers). All information is available on this flyer [pdf].

All our best wishes,

Your ACDC convenors

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One day colloquium in Aston University + 3rd edition of the Amsterdam summer School in Discourse analysis

(with apologies for cross-postings)

Dear all,

Before the year comes to an end, we are happy to get back to you with two announcements that might be of interest:

  • The first is for a one day colloquium on New Approaches to Discourse Across Disciplines, hosted by our colleagues at Aston University, which will take place on 1 March 2017. Speakers include Johannes Angermüller (Warwick),  Paul Baker (Lancaster), Jason Glynos (Essex) and Gerlinde Mautner (Vienna). Check out the page of the event for more details [url]!
  • The second is for the 3rd edition of the Amsterdam Summer School “Doing research with discourse analysis”, which, after two already successful editions, will be hosted at the VU University from 10 to 21 July 2017. For the third year, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Dept of Language and Communication) invites MA/PhD students to join its Discourse Analysis and social practice course. The interactive course offers a variety of theories, methods and practice in social settings and discusses how to integrate discourse analysis in a transdisciplinary research design. Guest lecturers include Alison Sealey (Lancaster University), Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia), as well as Alan Cienki (VU, Langage & Cognition) and Ida Sabelis (VU, Organisation Sciences) and others. All information available on the summer schools’ website [url].

With all our best wishes for the coming year,

Your ACDC conveners

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New journal, Moral Cognition and Communication

Dear all,

We are writing with exciting news about the launch of a new journal for 2018, co-edited by Ahmed Abdel-Raheem and Elisabeth Wehling, titled Moral Cognition and Communication (John Benjamins). You will find the relevant information in the attached call for papers, and the description of the journal’s scope and contents can be found below:

The journal Moral Cognition and Communication (MCaC) provides a forum for research that explores various aspects of moral cognition and communication. This includes the role of moral beliefs for social, economic and political decision-making processes and behavior, as well as the ways in which moral cognition shapes and is shaped by symbolic interactions. Such symbolic interactions include, for instance, language, sign language, and gesture, art and architecture, theatre, dance and music, still and moving images, graphic design and typography, the built and landscaped environment, and other visual cultural interactions, such as, fashion and profession.

Moral Cognition and Communication is a journal dedicated to bring together scholars from various fields of research whose work targets moral cognition, communication, and behavior. It specifically does not limit itself to one set of (sub-)disciplines, theories, or methods, but aims to reach across schools of thought to generate a cross-disciplinary discussion and, ultimately, foster cross-disciplinary thinking and research on a topic that is as multifaceted and complex as human moral cognition.

The journal welcomes papers from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of moral cognition and communication, seeking to bring together and foster a dialogue between disciplines, such as, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and moral philosophy, or theology, literature and media. The journal accepts empirical research, theory articles and short responses, as well as reviews and meta-analyses.

With our best wishes,

Your ACDC convenors

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