[Air-L] Critical Approaches to Media Discourse (CAMD2020): Call for Papers

Wing Hei Adrian Yip w.yip at qmul.ac.uk
Mon Mar 2 03:07:39 PST 2020

Dear all

This is a gentle reminder that it’s two weeks away from the abstract submission deadline for the conference “Critical Approaches to Media Discourse (CAMD2020)”. More information is available on the conference website: https://camd2020qmul.wixsite.com/camd2020.


Critical Approaches to Media Discourse (CAMD2020)
14-15 May 2020
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Media not only reflect but also reinforce dominant ideologies and power relations in our everyday life. They play an increasingly important role in the construction and communication of ideas and beliefs in the contemporary mediatized world. The continually changing mediascape poses challenges to the examination of media discourses, from theoretical and methodological considerations to the intersections of discourse, media, power and ideologies. CAMD2020 aims to re-envision criticality in media discourse analytic work and stimulate dialogue and reflection of various critical approaches to the analysis of language in the media. We welcome researchers from across disciplines, whose work spans a wide range of topics, contexts and traditions of discourse studies.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor John Flowerdew (Lancaster University)
Professor Per Ledin (Södertörn University)
Professor Jeremy Munday (University of Leeds)

Discussions at the conference will be organized into two main strands including but not limited to the following themes:
1.            Theory and methodology
•             Theoretical approaches to media discourse
•             Research methods in media discourse analysis
•             Micro analysis of media discourse
•             Critical discourse analysis
•             Corpus-assisted (critical) discourse studies
•             Multimodality
•             Social semiotics and visual communication
•             Traditional media, new media, social media
•             Methodological innovations and challenges
•             Ethics

2.            Ideology and power
•             Discourse and society
•             Power and identity
•             Gender and sexuality discourse
•             Race and class discourse
•             Political discourse
•             Academic discourse
•             Health discourse
•             Environmental discourse
•             Other discourses of ideology and power

Each participant can submit as a first author one abstract, for paper presentation (20 minutes) or lightning talk (8 minutes). Proposals for both lightning talks and paper presentations should be no more than 300 words (including references). Please submit your abstract as a Word Document to camd2020.qmul at gmail.com<mailto:camd2020.qmul at gmail.com> and include the following in your submission:
•             title of the presentation
•             name(s), affiliation(s) and contact email(s) of the author(s)
•             proposed category of your submission: lightning talk or paper presentation
•             proposed strand: theory and methodology or ideology and power

Abstract submission deadline: 16 March 2020

Further information about the conference can be found on the website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions/suggestions.

Best regards

Adrian Yip, Songyan Du, Jessica Zhong
PhD Candidates in Linguistics
Queen Mary University of London

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