пятница, 20 мая 2011 г.

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) - 2012

The fourth international conference Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) will take place at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, 4-6 July 2012.

CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers dealing with any contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourse/genre. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

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

We especially welcome papers which re-examine existing frameworks for critical discourse research and/or which highlight and apply new methodologies sourced from anywhere across the humanities, social and cognitive sciences including but without being limited to:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Functional Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Pragmatics and Argumentation Theory
  • Conversation and Discourse Analysis
  • Discursive Psychology
  • Multimodality
  • Media Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Political Science

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English. Abstracts of no more than 300 words including references should be sent as MS Word attachment to c.j.hart@herts.ac.uk before 18 December 2011. Please include in the body of the email but not in the abstract your name, affiliation and email address. Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 1 February 2012. Further information is available at www.cadaad.net/cadaad_2012. For any other inquiries please contact Chris Hart (c.j.hart@herts.ac.uk) or the local organiser, Maria Zara Simões Pinto Coelho (zara@ics.uminho.pt).

network: CADAAD
institution: University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
participants: The following distinguished scholars have confirmed their participation as plenary speakers:

  • Professor Paul Chilton (Lancaster University)
  • Dr Michal Krzyzanowski (Lancaster University)
  • Professor Michelle Lazar (National University of Singapore)
  • Professor Juana Marín Arrese (Universidad Complutense Madrid)
  • Professor Teun van Dijk (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

contact person: Chris Hart; Zara Coelho
email: c.j.hart@herts.ac.uk; zara@ics.uminho.pt

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Visualizing Australia: Images, Icons and Imaginations - Representing the Continent at Home and Abroad

13th Biennial GASt Conference in Stuttgart
Visualizing Australia: Images, Icons and Imaginations - Representing the Continent at Home and Abroad
University of Stuttgart, Germany

The conference topic concentrates on visual representations of Australia. Visual images with their immediate and direct appeal are particularly powerful vehicles of national identity, transporting ideas of an -imagined community' (Benedict Anderson). Some images are recognized as quintessentially "Australian" in spite of evidence that their legitimacy lies in collective myths. These myths, or nationalist narratives, are reiterated through the continual use of key pictorial icons. Investigating the multiple layers of meaning which images accrue in the course of becoming lodged in the cultural imagination can reveal key moments in the narrative of nation, country or region.

Bush landscapes, Aboriginal bark painting, Uluru, shearers, life-savers and surfers, kangaroos and koalas; these are some of the images associated with Australia all over the world, becoming icons of Australianness through medial forms such as art, cinema or advertising. These images are by no means static, reacting to or reflecting upon (violent) disruptions in the narrative of the nation: Desert images of Uluru are challenged by those of Woomera; life-savers by the Cronulla rioter. Such changes rest uneasily with hitherto comfortable notions of Australia as an easy-going, egalitarian culture. The historicity of specific images underlines the importance of diachronic approaches, key to ascertaining different phases of visual (self-)definition.

An increased awareness of uneven power balance in visuality and visibility informs recent representations of Australia. In examining how images of national self-fashioning shape-shift and transform, historical assessments that seek to determine different phases in the construction of Australianness on the basis of significant central images will be particularly welcome. The tensions between what people outside Australia consider its distinguishing features and what locals recognize as such constitute particularly fertile grounds for the exploration of the engendering of national identities through visual imaginings. Analyzing examples of visual imaging in various media and practices can reveal similarities and differences between Australian images and their use and reception abroad. Such transnational perspectives are particularly welcome to ensure a hermeneutic process that avoids a reduction to exclusively internal and national perspectives.

The purpose of concentrating on visual representations and practices is to raise the level of awareness of the social, political and economic conditions which inform the production as well as the reception of images and to create an awareness of the pitfalls of sorting them into easily available stereotypical slots.

Contributors are invited from a broad range of disciplines and institutional affiliations. Suggested thematic clusters include:

  • Visual arts: painting, photography, performance
  • Visual media: cinema, TV, internet
  • Visual forums and formats: museums, exhibitions, anniversaries, events, narratives
  • Visual practices in tourism, advertising, mapping
  • Icons, stereotypes and figurations of Australian people: constructions of race, gender and age
  • Landscape, space and place: conflicting images of natural resources and ecological concerns
  • Discourses of visuality: power structures of seeing, visibility, access to visual media/ representation, narrative (constructions of) identity
  • Visual Culture and the classroom

Please send your proposals by February 29th 2012 to: nina.juergens@ilw.uni-stuttgart.de

We ask international guests who would like to attend to respond with a (preliminary) title by 15.06.2011 in order to facilitate possible funding opportunities.

Conference Conveners:
Prof. Dr. Renate Brosch
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Literaturwissenschaft

Jr. Prof. Kylie Crane
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Fachbereich Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft (FTSK)

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среда, 18 мая 2011 г.


Участь громадян у творенні культурної політики міста
Досвід Польщі для України

Раді запросити вас 24 травня (Харків) на дискусію за участі:
видатних експертів Польщі та України з питань культурної політики міст:

Войцех Пшебильські
Головний редактор інтелектуального часопису «Res Publica Nowa», ініціатор програми «ДНК міста»

Павел Лауфер
Координатор міжнародних культурних і мистецьких проектів

Тимофій Хом’як
Директор МА «Арт-Вертеп»

Світлана Олешко
Директор театру «Арабески»

Місце події: Харків, Культурний центр «Indie»
(вул. Чернишевська 4/6)
Початок дискусії о 14:00

Теми дискусії:

  • Харків-Харків, де твоє обличчя?
  • Мегаполіс, у якому бізнес, політика, наука та культура не співіснують в єдиному просторі, а взаємовиключають один одного.
  • Чи взагалі існує це місто? чи є декілька міст із однією назвою?
  • Багатокультурність мегаполісу: слабкість чи перевага?

Акредитація преси обов'язкова!!!
Контактний телефон: 066 855 68 05

вторник, 17 мая 2011 г.

ХVI Міжнародна наукова конференція «Харківські соціологічні читання»

Шановні колеги!

Запрошуємо Вас взяти участь у роботі ХVI Міжнародної наукової конференції «Харківські соціологічні читання»

Конференція відбудеться 3-4 листопада 2011 р. на соціологічному факультеті Харківського національного університету імені В.Н. Каразіна.

В межах конференції буде проведено пленарні та секційні засідання, “круглі столи” з актуальних питань розвитку сучасної соціології:

  1. Соціологічна теорія в пошуках пояснень сучасного світу.
  2. Соціальні нерівності в процесах трансформації.
  3. Соціальна політика та соціальна безпека.
  4. Ідентифікаційні процеси в сучасній Україні.
  5. Молодь у світі, що глобалізується.
  6. Соціокультурний вимір сучасного суспільства.
  7. Сучасна освіта: масовість чи якість?

Ваші пропозиції щодо тематики "круглих столів", а також їх учасників просимо надсилати на адресу оргкомітету до 1 жовтня 2011 року.
Планується презентація нових монографій, словників, підручників, навчально-методичних розробок з соціологічних дисциплін.

Заявку на участь у конференції та текст доповіді (обсягом не більше 22000 знаків) необхідно надати до оргкомітету «Харківських соціологічних читань» до 30 червня 2011 р.

Доповіді приймаються українською, російською або англійською мовами.

Матеріали конференції будуть опубліковані у фаховому збірнику наукових праць "Методологія, теорія та практика соціологічного аналізу сучасного суспільства".

Вимоги до оформлення публікацій:

  1. Шифр (бібліографічні показники) УДК (у лівому верхньому куті сторінки).
  2. Назва доповіді (великими літерами).
  3. Прізвище, ім’я, по батькові автора.
  4. Вчений ступінь, наукове звання, посада, місце роботи автора.
  5. Анотації українською, російською та англійською мовами (не менше 6, але не більше 12 рядків).
  6. Ключові слова (українською, російською та англійською мовами).
  7. Текст доповіді.
  8. Назва доповіді та прізвище автора українською, російською та англійською мовами.

При наборі тексту треба дотримуватись таких вимог:

  1. Вимкнути “перенос”.
  2. Відступ першого рядку кожного абзацу робиться не "пропусками", а автоматично через меню Microsoft Word (Формат – Абзац – відступ на першій сторінці ).
  3. Рисунки та діаграми повинні бути зроблені у додатку до Microsoft Word - Microsoft Graph.
  4. Відстань між словами – не більше 1 пропуску; зайві пропуски між словами небажані.
  5. Перелік літератури подається наприкінці доповіді у порядку посилання. Посилання наводяться в тексті у квадратних дужках: вказується номер джерела і сторінка, наприклад: [5, с.18].
  6. Бібліографія оформлюється за стандартом ВАК України.

Доповіді приймаються електронною поштою у текстовому редакторі Microsoft Word у форматах .doc або .rtf.

До доповіді додається анкета, що містить відомості про автора: П.І.Б., науковий ступінь, учене звання, посада, місце роботи, членство в САУ, поштова адреса, контактні телефони, факс, е-mail.

Доповіді, що не відповідатимуть вимогам ВАК України до наукових публікацій, до друку не прийматимуться.

У разі включення Вашої доповіді в програму конференції та до збірника наукових праць Вам необхідно буде сплатити за її публікацію (орієнтовно 25 грн. за сторінку тексту). Для учасників конференції встановлено оргвнесок у розмірі 200 грн.

З питань конференції звертатися до Ніколаєвського Валерія Миколайовича, Сокурянської Людмили Георгіївни, Хижняк Лариси Михайлівни, Арбєніної Віри Леонідівни, Проценко Людмили Григорівни.

Контактні телефони: (057) 707-53-68, 707-54-90, 707-56-51, 707-53-89.
E-mail: nick@univer.kharkov.ua, sokur@univer.kharkov.ua, procenko@sociology.kharkov.ua.

Поштова адреса оргкомітету: 61022, Харків, майдан Свободи, 6, Харківський національний університет імені В.Н.Каразіна, соціологічний факультет.

Евро-2012: новые возможности для Харькова как интернационального города

19-22 мая 2011 года в рамках празднования Дней Европы в Харькове впервые пройдет международный семинар «Евро-2012: новые возможности для Харькова как интернационального города» с участием делегации немецких экспертов с опытом подготовки и проведения Чемпионата мира по футболу 2006 года в Германии.

Приезд делегации - первый совместный визит немецких участников организации чемпионата мира в Украину в рамках подготовки к «Евро-2012».

Мероприятие пройдет в рамках общегородской программы «Kharkiv International City». Организаторы: Департамент международного сотрудничества Харьковского городского совета и ХООО «МультиКультиУА».

Цель семинара – инициировать международное взаимодействие, обмен опытом в преддверии проведения «Евро-2012» в Харькове. «Для обеспечения в Харькове оптимальных условий успешного проведения Чемпионата Европы по футболу мы задействовали сферы, в которых наиболее интересно партнерство и обмен опытом с Германией – обеспечение безопасности, развитие транспортных сообщений во время проведения чемпионата; организация работы объединений болельщиков, волонтеров; управления региональным туризмом, продвижение бренда города в СМИ на международном уровне», - рассказывает Мартин Ройтер, инициатор проведения семинара и глава ХООО «MultiCultiUA».

20 мая с 15.00 до 18.00 в главном конференц-зале стадиона «Металлист» пройдет пленарное заседание семинара с докладами немецких экспертов.

В третий день семинара, субботу, 21 мая, после торжественного открытия Дней Европы, на ключевых объектах подготовки к Евро-2012 эксперты вместе с украинским коллегами будут вести практическую работу по секциям:

  • Гражданская защита и первая медицинская помощь
  • Работа с болельщиками и волонтерами
  • Брендинг, туризм, СМИ: международный и отечественный опыт.

Ярким событием третьего дня семинара будет обсуждение инструментов продвижения туристического бренда Харькова «Kharkiv – smart city» на секции «Брендинг, туризм, СМИ», который впервые был представлен в марте этого года на крупнейшей международной туристической выставке ITB в Берлине.

Презентация бренда города, выступление экспертов из Европы и СНГ, доклады и обсуждения на тему позиционирования Харькова на международном уровне планируется завершить формированием инициативной группы среди представителей СМИ, лидеров рынка маркетинговых, рекламных и PR-услуг для продвижения бренда города «Kharkiv - smart city» на городском, всеукраинском и международном уровне. В организации работы секции активно участвуют туристическая компания Monte Travel, PR-агентство Kharkov Leading Media, Агентство маркетинговых коммуникаций «Бумеранг».

Организаторы стремятся повысить компетенцию участников семинара, привлечь новых партнеров в город и расширить международные связи Харькова через международный диалог для максимального использования возможностей города, возникающих в связи с Евро-2012.

Все участники пленарного заседания войдут в электронный каталог семинара, который будет передан немецким экспертам с целью реализации совместных проектов..

Участие в семинаре бесплатно, по предварительной регистрации.

Для аккредитации на открытие семинара с докладами немецких экспертов 20 мая (15.00-17.00 - конференц-зал "Металлист") и экскурсии по объектам стадиона (14.00-15.00) просьба направить ответное письмо с данными об организации и количеству участников с темой "Аккредитация на пленарное заседание".

Для участия в работе секции "Брендинг, туризм, СМИ: международный и отечественный опыт" и формирования инициативной группы по развитию бренда города "Kharkiv - smart city" 21 мая (12.30-18.30) просьба направить ответное письмо с данными об организации и количеству участников с темой "Участие в работе секции".

Контактное лицо по вопросам аккредитации на пленарное заседание и работу секции – Мария Мартиросян, 063 300 52 52, 066 160 18 11, pr.euro2012@gmail.com

воскресенье, 15 мая 2011 г.

Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe

Genealogies of Memory in Central and Eastern Europe
Theories and Methods
Warsaw, November 23-25, 2011

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
Insititute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
Institute of Sociology, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities

European representations of the last century have been largely shaped by a Western perspective. This also applies to the realm of academic study of social memory. The purpose of this conference is to reflect on the methodology and the state of memory research in Central and Eastern Europe. This region entered the twentieth century with unresolved social problems engendered by belated modernisation and profound ethnic and religious divisions. It suffered not only two world wars but also experienced genocide, border changes, population resettlements, and political and economic experiments on a scale unseen in the Western part of the continent. Moreover, it entered the global order only at the close of the twentieth century. We hope to establish the relevance of the studies on memory in Central and Eastern Europe for memory research in other parts of the world. We would also like to sketch a map of European research schools on memory, with a particular reference to theoretical proposals which either originated in Central and Eastern Europe or are used to study the memory of this region. Scholars from various disciplines are welcome to join the debate on the history of memory.

The conference will address the following issues:

The specific nature of Central and Eastern Europe’s historical experience. In this section we ask whether there was any twentieth century historical experience which could be defined as a common experience for the countries of the region. What historical events and traditions may bind the societies of Central and Eastern Europe into communities of memory, even if they remain internally conflicted? What was the influence of various ethnic groups and the specifics of nation building process on shaping memories in the region? Then, are the theoretical concepts and research methods developed by scholars from outside the region adequate for conveying the specificity– if such exists – of Central and Eastern Europe?

Research categories. In this part we concentrate on the methodology of memory research. The terminology used in the global literature on memory is rich and varied. References to the past are classified into such categories of memory as: collective, cultural, national, public, official and others. While in one context the term “public memory” may seem adequate, in another one an opposition between historical policy and vernacular memory may seem more appropriate. Methodologies also differ regarding the media of memory under consideration. In this respect, memory may be defined e.g. as an action or a text. Both institutions and individuals may be regarded as agents of memory. Memory often occurs immediately alongside – or is superseded by – other concepts such as trauma, forgetting, myth and tradition. And lastly, why do we speak of memory and not of history when considering how the past exists in the present? In the most general sense, what theories should we explore and what institutions and media of memory should we examine in order to render the phenomenon of addressing the past in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe?

Research themes, techniques and data collections. In this part we ask scholars of various disciplines e.g. sociologists, historians, literature specialists and others studying Central and Eastern Europe to present their research methods and techniques. We are interested in studies on memory from Germany to Russia, from Estonia to Bulgaria. There will also be a place to discuss both the practice and the practitioners of commemoration: historical policy and its makers as well as museums and other institutions collecting visual documentation and oral history.

Professor Aleida Assmann (University of Konstanz) will give the keynote address.

Languages of the conference:
English preferred, Polish or German possible.

Abstracts: Please send an abstract of your paper of no more than 300 words and short biographical information by July, 1. 2011. You will be asked to submit your final conference paper by November, 1, so we could circulate it to the commentators.

Please send your abstracts and all inquiries to: genealogies@enrs.eu

Publication of selected papers in a peer-reviewed journal is planned.

A limited number of travel and accommodation refunds for younger scholars and doctoral students is available. There is no conference fee.

The organizing committee: Maciej Bugajewski, PhD (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Burkhard Olschowsky, PhD (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity), Małgorzata Pakier, PhD (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities), prof. Jan Rydel (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity), Joanna Wawrzyniak, PhD (University of Warsaw).

Conference staff: Monika Żychlińska monika.zychlinska@enrs.eu and Agnieszka Nosowska agnieszka.nosowska@enrs.eu

пятница, 13 мая 2011 г.

ReSET Challenges seminar “Towards a New Cultural History of Eastern and Central Europe. Critical Issues and Reappraisals”

Deadline for applications from Belarus and Moldova to the ReSET Challenges seminar “Towards a New Cultural History of Eastern and Central Europe. Critical Issues and Reappraisals” is extended till 20 May, 2011.

Our project is part of the HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching. (For more information on the program see http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/reset/grants/reset_seminar).

The main aim of the project is to discuss new teaching and research agendas in humanities and to introduce approaches that have been developed within the field of cultural history into the university teaching. The project will help to redesign existing courses on cultural/historical anthropology, history of culture, sociology of culture and cultural studies, and to introduce new courses on cultural history in the undergraduate curricula. (For more information on the project see http://www.timeandspace.lviv.ua/index.php?module=events§ion=news&id=431).

Junior university professors/lecturers specializing in the fields of history, cultural studies, sociology and cultural anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Application form and supporting materials (CV, list of publications, draft of a course syllabus in the field of cultural history and scholarly text related to the topic of the project) shall be sent to the following e-mail addresses: spis2005@yahoo.com; ostap_sereda@yahoo.com.

понедельник, 9 мая 2011 г.

The VI International PhD Seminar - Urbanism and Urbanization

The VI International PhD Seminar- Urbanism and Urbanization
Venice 27-29 October 2011
Location: Italy

The PhD program in Urbanism of the Factulty of architecture in Venice (IUAV) will host the sixth International PhD Seminar - Urbanism and Urbanization in the autumn of 2011.The seminar invites PhD candidates working on a dissertation topic relating to the theory, history or practice of urbanism to present heir work and thereby seeks to confront and discuss the themes and approaches of different international PhD programs in urbanism and the related disciplines. Following a biannual cycle, the VI International PhD seminar will follow the first International PhD seminar that was organized by KU Leuven in February 2004 and others by UPC Barcelona, IUAV Venice, TU Delft.

The theme of the VI U&U Seminar is 'The Next Urban Question: themes, approaches, tools'. Three main aspects can be identified today that define an “urban question” different from the past: first, the growing distance between the rich and the poor, second, the environmental risks, and third the mobility crises. The ‘question’ is and will be ‘urban’ because it is in the urban context that the largest part of the world population lives. It is in the context of the city that the question is most apparent and gains a sense of urgency.

The first aspect asks for a reflection on spatial and social justice, questioning the ways in which social opportunity is spatially distributed and seeking ways to foster equitable forms of spatial differentiation.

The second aspect, the environmental crisis, reveals the problem of a democratic solution (environmental justice) and demands critical review of the way in which urbanism has began to appropriate the ecological agenda. Even more so, the mobility question (understood in the broadest sense of the word), poses a direct threat to the urban condition as new (neo liberal) governance models introduce new and hard lines of in and exclusion between plugged an unplugged, connected and bypassed groups and individuals.

All three aspects demand a new engagement of design at different scales, building new arenas of designerly research and original knowledge production. Taking up this engagement requires reflection on the epistemological status of design (as knowledge producer), on the role of design in the exploration of alternative futures, on its capacity to bring about effective change.

With the help of ongoing researches and the contributions from the participating universities, the seminar aims to document and discuss the ways in which urbanism is changing, studying the perspectives that are being adopted and their genealogies.. We invite presentations of different forms of urban research, urban analysis and critical design research which while presenting the case under investigation – critically explore the general theme.

Short and 'full papers'
The seminar invites full papers that present a coherent piece of research or dissertation chapter, as well as short papers that address methodology, research question or articulate a starting point for PhD research. Full papers will be organized in thematic sessions. Short papers will be organized in thematic workshops. A selection of seminar contributions will be published.

Abstract guidelines
PhD candidates interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract of maximum 1000 words by May 21st. The scientific committee, taking into account the interest of the themes proposed, will select the papers to be presented during the seminar by July 8th. Upon selection of the various contributions, we will invite respondents in function of the subject of the papers submitted. The selected papers will be submitted in a final version to the scientific committee and to each respondent before September 15th. Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to: urbanism.urbanization@iuav.it. Please include the following information: Full name, affiliation, e-mail-address, thesis supervisor, working title of dissertation, anticipated date for thesis defense. Indicate if you intend to submit a full paper (4000-8000 words) or a shorter workshop paper (2000 - 2500 words, typically for researchers in the early stages of their PhD discussing research question, thesis set up).

Important dates
Deadline abstracts May 21st, 2011
Notification of acceptance July 8th, 2011
Full paper due September 15th 2011

Organizing committee

Valentina Bandieramonte
Michiel Dehaene
Lorenzo Fabian
Kaveh Rashidzadeh
Paola Vigan?

Scientific committee
Cristina Bianchetti
Margaret Crawford
Bruno de Meulder
Han Meyer
Dominique Rouillard
Bernardo Secchi
Joaquim Sabat?
Kelly Shannon
Thomas Sieverts
Marcel Smets
Maria Chiara Tosi
Paola Vigan? (chair)

more info www.uu2011.eu

Valentina Bandieramonte and Kaveh Rashidzadeh: urbanism.urbanization@iuav.it.

PhD program in Urbanism, c/o IUAV School of Doctorate Studies
Palazzo Badoer
San Polo 2468
30125 Venice
Email: urbanism.urbanization@iuav.it
Visit the website at http://www.uu2011.eu

воскресенье, 8 мая 2011 г.


A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
7th – 8th July 2011

Cardiff University is pleased to announce an international and interdisciplinary conference - run by and for postgraduate research students - on the theme of ‘Transformations', which is scheduled to take place on 7/8 July 2011.

This year’s conference will be aimed at doctoral students whose research work converges on the theme of Transformations. The conference will attract doctoral students from a variety of disciplines including English, History, European Studies, Welsh, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Journalism, Cultural Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology and other Social Sciences. The aim is to enhance understanding by providing the opportunity for interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation of ideas.

Proposals for papers are invited from postgraduate researchers across the UK and overseas in order to foster institutional links between students.

Examples of themes to be explored are:

  • Transformation of the self/other
  • Social/political transformation
  • Creative/digital transformation
  • Past or future transformation
  • Transformation of space/place
  • Philosophical/religious transformation
  • Ethical or legal transformation

The deadline for abstracts is 5pm, Sunday 15th May 2011. To submit a proposal, please send a 200 word abstract of the paper’s contribution to the conference theme, to Transformations@cf.ac.uk. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes and proposals should include contact details and a brief biographical note.

The Transformations student committee will consider all abstracts received and you will be informed via email approximately two weeks after the deadline as to whether or not your abstract has been accepted.

The conference is free of charge. Limited accommodation in student halls of residence will be available on a first come first served basis at a cost of £27.53 per night (including breakfast).

For further information, email Transformations@cf.ac.uk

воскресенье, 1 мая 2011 г.



University of Loughborough, UK

25 years of the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG)
10 years of the Culture and Media Analysis Research Group (CAMARG)

Plenary speakers include:

Charles Antaki
Michael Billig
David Buckingham
David Deacon
Teun A. Van Dijk
Paul Drew
Derek Edwards
Peter Golding
Jim McGuigan
Angela McRobbie
Graham Murdock
Mike Pickering
Jonathan Potter
Elizabeth Stokoe
Liesbet Van Zoonen

The Communication Research Centre at Loughborough University invites you to join in our celebrations as our two research groups reach key anniversaries: the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG) celebrates twenty-five years of discursive psychological, rhetorical and conversation analytic research, and the Culture and Media Research Group (CAMARG), celebrates ten years of communication, media and cultural analysis.

Call for individual papers

We encourage submissions that engage with empirical and theoretical topics in communication studies, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, media studies, social interaction, or cultural studies - especially those that address in original ways the promises and challenges or research in any of these (inter)disciplinary areas.

Deadline for Abstracts: 1st November, 2011

Registration deadline (for guaranteed on-campus accommodation) is November 30th, 2011.

Conference registration fee £90 (£60 concessions)
Pre-conference workshop fee £50 (£30 concessions).

Pre-conference workshops:
  • conversation analysis
  • critical discourse analysis
  • comparative media methods
  • discursive psychology
  • memory & methodology
  • transcription
  • visual digital ethnography
John Downey, Derek Edwards, Alexa Hepburn, Emily Keightley, Sabina Mihelj, Mike Pickering, Sarah Pink, Jonathan Potter, John Richardson, Cristian Tileaga and Sue Wilkinson.

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