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Papers to be given at the 4th DiscourseNet Congress (20th-22nd October, 2021)



We have decided to extend access to the videos and the chatrooms until the end of next week (29th October), so there is no rush to watch presentations you haven't had time for. Happy browsing and many thanks for the great talks and lively discussions in the chatrooms.


The programme for DNC4 is posted below.

There are virtual chatrooms for each video, feel free to ask questions about or make comments on the videos you will be watching. If you are a presenter, please check back to your virtual chatroom every now and then and react to the comments/questions asked in the meantime.

If you are a DiscourseNet member (more information at https://discourseanalysis.net/DN), you can access the congress via the following credentials:


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pw: dnc4

After the conference, a book proposal for a thematic volume based on selected conference papers will be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan for the “Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse” series.


Keynote speeches

Lauren Hall-Lew

Discourses of Place and Community in Lockdown: The Lothian Diary Project


Elizabeth Peterson

It’s complicated: English in the Nordic countries



Regular papers


Adam Konopka and Lydie Karnikova

Urban toponymy and memory politics in post-communist cities


Benno Herzog and Arturo Lance Porfilio

Talking with racists. Insights from discourse and communication studies on the containment of far-right movements. A critical Review


Chiara Zanchi

Words Matter a crowdfunding project on the "power of words in the public debate"


Davor David and Josemaria Gligorovski

Discursive Revisioning of the Past Through Translation “Perla” by Carolina de Robertis


Dušan Ristić and Dušan Marinković

Biopolitics of Othering During The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review


Gerardo Costabile Nicoletta

The expert and the (neo)peasant. Lay and counter-reflexive practices of research to analyse green economy discourses in the EU


Heather Mozley and Chloe Langford

Reverse Mentoring in Medical School: Challenging the Deficit Discourse


Ildikó Vaskó

Look, who’s talking!  – the unprepared mind


Israa Medhat

(Re-)Organizing Higher Educations´ Institutional Orders - Global Discourses between Dominance and Marginalization


Johann W. Unger

Using discourse-historical analysis to examine the ‘hostile environment’ for UK higher education students


Julio Antoni Bonatti Santos

The politics of discourse and genocide during COVID-19 global pandemic: the case of Bolsonaro


Katharina Sucker

The democratic paradox and what is left?


Lyubov Gurevich

Framing Effect Method in Social Discourse Research: the Discrimination Frame from the Experts’ Perspective


Maighread Tobin

Using discourse analysis to challenge the dominant narrative of literacy in Ireland


Marcin Kosman

A Loss Framed as a Win: Krzysztof Bosak's Presidential Election Night Speech


Oana Celia Gherghiu and Alexandru Praisler

Hate Speech Revisited in Romanian Political Discourse: From the Legion of the Archangel Michael (1927-1941) to AUR (2020)


Olga Gurova and Tatiana Romashko

Cultural branding meets feminism in Russia: Applying a post-structuralist discourse theory to the case study of Reebok’s #BeMoreHuman ad campaign


Steven Debbaut

The symbolic crusade of policing drugs


Thomas Jacobs

Discourse Theory as a framework for the analysis of political strategy. Post-Marxism, hegemony, and the discursive reproduction of society


Veronika Katermina, Natalia Ryabchenko, Olga Malysheva and Anna Gnedash

Youtube ecosystem: An experience of linguo-discursive and network analysis


Viktorija Mažeikiené

Coping with mis- and disinformation: merging functional-cognitive and media literacy approaches


Yannik Porsche

Ethnographic focus groups as a reflexive forum for researchers and practitioners in extremism prevention


Yoann Bard, Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac, Josette Rebeyrolle and Silvia Federzoni

Analysis of the reference cohesive ties in students' original draft narratives


Zsuzsanna Schnell and Christopher Podeschi

Intercultural discussion of conceptual universals in joint online discourse methodology – frames of interpretation to bring on social change