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.
We invite submissions that focus on or cut across the following, as well as other, sub-themes:
Critical Discourse Studies’ Theoretical Legacies and Futures in Communication
Perils and possibilities of interdisciplinarity
Established and alternative CDS keywords: concepts, authors, philosophical traditions
CDS and/as critical project(s)
Explicit political commitments and academic research
Accounting for different sociopolitical and historical contexts
Methodological Considerations for Critical Discourse Studies and/in Communication
CDS and other discourse-analytic approaches (Conversation Analysis, Discursive Psychology, Ethnography of Communication, Grounded Practical Theory, etc.
CDS within/across specific subareas in communication (Organizational, Intercultural, Environmental, Interpersonal, Media, etc.)
Moving between micro and macro levels of analysis
Researchers’ explicit and implicit roles in analysis and critique
Pedagogical Considerations for Critical Discourse Studies and/in Communication
Bringing new sites and practices into CDS (social media, social change, etc.)
Activism and academia
Bringing CDS into the classroom: teaching critical perspectives
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the ScholarOne Manuscripts site for Review of Communication: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rroc.
Manuscripts should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. (2010) with endnotes. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word (.doc or .dox) using a 12-point common font, should be double-spaced, and should not exceed 9,000 words including tables, references, captions, footnotes and endnotes.
Manuscript cover pages should be submitted as a separate file and include: (1) title of the essay; (2) any acknowledgments (if applicable, supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies), including the history of the manuscript if any part of it has been presented at a conference or included as part of a thesis or dissertation; (3) author bio(s) of not more than 100 words each.
Manuscripts should include: (1) the title of the essay; (2) an abstract of not more than 200 words; (3) a list of 3–6 suggested keywords; (4) an accurate word count (including endnotes).
Authors of accepted manuscripts will be responsible for clearing the necessary reproduction rights for any images, photos, figures, music, or content credited to a third party (including content found on the Internet), that fall outside of the fair use provisions described in US copyright law. Images, figures, and other ancillary materials should be submitted as separate files and conform to the Review of Communication instructions for file size and format (see below).
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