THE REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION - SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
Critical Discourse Studies and/in Communication: Theories, Methodologies, and Pedagogies at the Intersections
Guest Editors: Susana Martínez Guillem (University of New Mexico) &
Christopher M. Toula (Georgia State University)
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2017
Even though by now Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) as an “enterprise” can be said to hold a secure place in academia as a whole, its presence in US communication departments is still not consistent. If anything, CDS remains a suspect “in betweener,” drawing from distinct and incompatible traditions as they are understood in US-centered academic circles—an impression that has created important barriers to CDS’s consolidation as a marketable enough “brand” of research in communication.
What are some of the tensions that inform these difficulties? Can we work with them in a productive way? If so, how? And what would the implications be for our research and teaching?
In this special issue we hope to address these and other questions, digging deeper into CDS as a potentially useful way to place theoretically-informed practices and practice-informed theories at the forefront of different areas in communication studies. We especially welcome projects that build and/or strengthen the connection between CDS and communication.