CFP - Special issue: Critical Discourse Studies and/in Communication: Theories, Methodologies, and Pedagogies at the Intersections

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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.

CFP: DiscourseNet Congress #2 (DNC 2) - Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies: Theory and Practice

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CFP: DiscourseNet Congress #2 (DNC 2) - Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies: Theory and Practice
13.09.2017-15.09.2017 - University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom)
Deadline for submissions: 1st March 2017

CFP Discourse NetWhile ‘discourse’ has long been an object of investigation in many disciplines, the contours of a new field of transdisciplinary research are now coming to the fore: Discourse Studies. Known for theoretical orientations and methodological tools at the intersection of language and society, discourse research usually deals with social phenomena with a particular focus on the entanglements of power and language. While Discourse Studies has resulted from the exchange between numerous strands and approaches which deal with the social production of meaning, an increasing need for interdisciplinary exchange can now be observed. The Second International DiscourseNet Congress at Warwick aims to represent the many strands, schools, and perspectives in Discourse Studies, from the humanities to the social sciences, from strictly interpretive to quantifying methodologies, from discourse as a situated practice to discourse as socially distributed knowledge.

We invite contributions which deal with theoretical and/or methodological challenges in Discourse Studies, preferably with a focus on the nexus of language and power. We especially welcome papers which re-examine existing discourse theoretical frameworks, study social phenomena empirically and reflect on the critical potentials of Discourse Studies.

CFP - Número monográfico: Discursos ideológicos en los inicios del siglo XXI

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CFP - Número monográfico (6) de Pensamiento al margen
Discursos ideológicos en los inicios del siglo XXI

La crisis financiera de 2007-8 provocó cambios significativos que dieron lugar a una notable reconfiguración histórica del capitalismo neoliberal. Por una parte, la circulación intensificada de flujos financieros, capitales y bienes, junto con la acentuación de las medidas de precarización, fragmentación y exclusión, cobijadas bajo el discurso neoliberal, siguieron marcando las pautas de dominación relevantes. Por otra, el desplazamiento de la democracia, el resurgimiento de discursos y prácticas xenófobas, la consolidación de la deuda como mecanismo de dominación y el vuelco extractivista dirigido a la reprimarización de la naturaleza como fuente de valorización y al despojo de la potencia del sujeto y la comunidad, contribuyeron a expandir los mecanismos de dominación.

Sin embargo, esta reconfiguración histórica del capitalismo neoliberal es asimismo contestada por el trabajo de reconfiguración de las resistencias en la era de la postcrisis financiera. A pesar de la dominación del discurso neoliberal, nuevos discursos emergen como reacción (los discursos nacionalistas, xenófobos, populistas) y como propuestas para alterar la lógica dominante (discursos radicalmente democráticos, inter-multiculturales, populistas, de renovación de la izquierda). La tensión entre ambas formas de articulación del discurso político ha convertido a los modos de producción del discurso y a la ideología política en una importante línea de investigación académica.

En este número de Pensamiento al margen, pretendemos acercarnos a los discursos ideológicos existentes en los albores del siglo XXI desde enfoques teóricos, metodológicos y empíricos amplios, sujetos a distintas posturas académicas y políticas.

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