Call for papers: Panel on “Language and sexuality before Stonewall”


This is a call for papers for a panel to be held at the 26th Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, which will take place May 2-4, 2019, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (conference website:


Call for papers: Panel on “Language and sexuality before Stonewall”

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Analyzing Discourse and Foucauldian Regimes of Power/Knowledge with the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse and related perspectives

The session will discuss empirical research on discourses and regimes of power/knowledge in different social areas, using the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD). This perspective on discourses and their analysis draws on Foucault, Berger and Luckmann and the interpretative paradigm of sociology including symbolic interactionism and "communicative constructivism". In comparison to the Foucauldian tradition, SKAD focuses more on social actors and societal arenas of discursive disputes.

The Discursive Construction of Reality IV - Interdisciplinary perspectives on a sociology of knowledge approach to discourse research

Over the last decade, the research programme outlined by the sociology of knowledge approach to discourse (SKAD) has spread to many disciplines in social science. A common interest in discourse research has resulted in a widely distributed community that prevalently, but not exclusively, uses qualitative research designs to examine forms of 'discursive construction of reality'.

Violence in the Digital Age

Submitted by Jan Krasni on Sat, 09/15/2018 - 21:03

The digital age transformed the traditional forms of violence but also caused new ones. The hopes to overcome the negative sides of the human community in the age of Internet and social networks have come true only to a certain degree. New 'weaker' and more democratic communication modes reproduce the system of control and overall oppressing structure of victimization, but in an even more inclusive sense.

DNC3-ALED (Third DiscourseNet ALED Congress): Knowledge and power in a polycentric world. Discourses across languages, cultures and space

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The legitimacy of "Europe" and "the West" as identifiable territorial and imagined entities is in crisis. The awareness has grown of a world becoming more polycentric. At the same time, the field of Discourse Studies is growing at a dazzling rate across the globe. Discourse Studies is known for theoretical  orientations and methodological tools that account for meaning production as a social practice mobilizing languages, media and technologies.

The GGS Annual Conference 2018 DiscourseNet22: Discourse, Power, Subjectivation

Discourse Studies cover a growing field of interdisciplinary research on meaning making practices, communicative activities and symbolic representations. Cultural studies, linguistics, media analysis, geography, and history, among others, highlight the role of texts, pictures and language in the constitution of truth and reality. Actor-oriented disciplines such as political science, sociology, pedagogy or economics and management studies are interested in the formation of subjectivities, 

DN23: Discourse, power and mind: between reason and emotion

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Discourse can be addressed as a vehicle for power, a positioning practice which enlightens the role and the relationship among the speakers. Power is a way of defying and measure relationships and interactions between individuals. These relations and interactions lead one part to affirm its will against another part, no matter on what bases this will is grounded (Weber, 1974).

VI Coloquio Internacional de Estudios Latinoamericanos de Olomouc (CIELO-6). Inmigración, política y medios de comunicación: perspectiva discursiva

Due to the rise of the radical and populist right wing in the US and in Europe and due to pressures of globalization, immigration has become an important electoral and political topic. The immigrant, often metaphorically built as a problem or threat, has become the unwitting star of the political and cultural struggles for redefinition of national identities and liberal values such as tolerance, religious freedom, freedom of expression, or the political landscape itself, traditionally organized along the left/right axis.

Blues in the 21st Century – Myth, Social Expression and Transculturalism

Since its beginnings in the late 19th century, the Blues has been more than a music style with a seminal impact on 20th century popular music. As a medium of social expression, it articulated the tribulations of an entire black culture, male and female. Discourses about race were as much an integral part of the evolution of the blues as were those of class, when young white kids - in America and European countries, especially the UK - adopted the music for their political and social ends.