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.
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,
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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).
Ninth annual Columbia University German graduate student conference
March 5-6, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Kapczynski (Washington University)
University of Amsterdam/SMART Project Space
Keynotes from: Franco Bifo Berardi, Vittorio Morfino, Matteo Pasquinelli, and Stevphen Shukaitis
Keywords:Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2012
We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED III), which follows up the inspiring conferences held in Florence (2004) and Zurich (2007). CHINED III will take place in Rostock, Germany, 18-19 May 2012.
Paula Biglieri (University of Buenos Aires)
Oliver Marchart (Universität Luzern)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Jelica Šumič Riha (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: 31 January 2014
The politics of remembering and forgetting are important social and cultural issues. The authority, power and resources with which to create hegemonic versions of the past – to give authoritative accounts that are available in the public domain – are largely the property of institutions. Questions of power, voice, representation and identity are central to Cultural and Collective Memory.
1st Global Conference: Deception
Deadline for abstracts: 14 Feb 2014
Call for Presentations