Open DiscourseNet Seminar with Rick Iedema this Friday

Dear all

we would cordially like to invite you to our next Open DiscourseNet Seminar on Friday, April 29, 2022, 10-11am (London time). We will hear Professor Rick Iedema, from King's College London, with an exciting theoretical talk titled 'Affects, discourses'. Please note the earlier than usual time. 

In the talk, Iedema will delve into affect as descriptor of specific aspects of life. In doing so, he will address Wetherell's concept of 'affective practice' and rehearse Martin's, Ley's and Mazzarella's critiques  of affect as unqualified, autonomous energy. Iedema next poses the following question: if some scholars insist on life as meaningful 'all the way down', and others prioritise (politically, analytically) the undifferentiated force that is life before it gets entangled with secular agendas, everyday discourses and individual identities, what route is best to make sense of situations that don't make sense; ones where we experience a loss of meaning? 

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this talk. To receive a Zoom link on Thursday evening, please go to our Open DiscourseNet Seminar London Group page ( and click 'Join Group' (you need to be logged in), by Thursday afternoon. 

Please note the earlier than usual time. We will meet between: 10-11am (London time) on Friday 29/4/22. Thank you. 

For more information about our Open DiscourseNet Seminar London, please visit our webpage: If you have colleagues and friends who are interested in joining our monthly seminars in discourse studies, you are welcome to point them to our webpage, where they can sign up and receive the monthly Zoom links. Thanks very much. 

With best wishes

Jaspal, Johannes, Stefanie and Michael


PS: If you have missed last month's excellent talk by Jan Zienkowski "Culture wars in Belgium? Analyzing the metapolitical dimension of civil society discourse(s) in Flanders," you can now view the recording on our YouTube channel: Iedema