Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines 2014 [Call for Papers]

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines 2014

Budapest, 1-3 September 2014

The 5th conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD 2014) will be held by Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest on 1-3 September 2014. The event aims to highlight cross-disciplinary research in critical discourse studies. In the words of the conference organisers, papers are welcome “which , from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres”.

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof Ruth WODAK (Lancaster University)
  • Prof Theo VAN LEEUWEN (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Prof Lilie CHOULIARAKI (London School of Economics)
  • Prof Andreas MUSOLFF (University of East Anglia)
  • Prof Crispin THURLOW (University of Washington)

Call for papers

Contributions are invited for papers (20 minutes, plus 10-minute discussion) on the conference theme, and especially those that call for the re-examination of existing theoretical frameworks and/or showcase new methodological approaches. Papers on the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Discourses of inequality, discrimination and othering
  • Global economic discourses and discourses of the financial crisis
  • Discourses of political protest and civil (dis)order
  • Neoliberalism and the new divides
  • Anti-EU discourses

A non-exhaustive list of other topics that are welcome includes:

  • (New) Media discourse
  • Party political discourse
  • Advertising
  • Discourses of war and terrorism
  • Power, ideology and dominance in institutional discourse
  • Identity in discourse
  • Education discourses
  • Environmental discourses
  • Health communication
  • Business communication
  • Language and the law

Abstracts (250-350 words excluding references) should be submitted as MS Word attachments to before 1 December 2013. The email should include the author’s  name, affiliation and email address, but this information should not be included in the abstract.

A thematically constrained volume will be published containing selected papers. Other papers will appear in a proceedings issue of the CADAAD journal.

Panel proposals are also welcome (further details).

Important dates

  • Submission deadline
1 December 2013
  • Notification of acceptance
1 March, 2014
  • Early bird registration deadline
1 April, 2014
  • Standard registration deadline
1 June, 2014
  • Conference
1-3 September, 2014

Registration fees

The fee in brackets refers to early-bird registration (by 1 April 2014)

  • Standard: 215 EUR (165 EUR)
  • Discounted: 170 EUR (130 EUR)

The discounted fee applies to postgraduates and delegates from low-GDP countries. A small number of bursaries may be available for delegate who come from disadvantaged circumstances. Optional surcharges are in place for lunch (8 EUR/day) and the conference dinner party (30 EUR).

Further Information

Additional details about the conference can be found at the conference webpages or by contacting the organising committee (cadaad2014[at]gmail[dot]com).

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