15 Years of Discourse Theoretical Analysis
An online discussion round-table
9 December 2022 (1100-1230 CET)
In December 2007, the article “Bringing discourse theory into Media Studies” was published in the Journal of Language and Politics. Written by Nico Carpentier and Benjamin De Cleen, this article set out to add a methodological-analytical component to Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory, complementing their seminal theoretical work with a series of empirical procedures grounded in the long tradition of qualitative research. Moreover, as discourse theory was still very much embedded in political philosophy, this article was one of the calls to open up the disciplinary walls, move beyond political studies and mobilize discourse theory in a multitude of academic disciplines and fields (and beyond).
To celebrate this anniversary, we are organizing a discussion roundtable on 9 December 2022, not (just) to raise our glasses to what has (hopefully) been a helpful text, but, more importantly, to reflect on the inter/transdisciplinarity of discourse theory, the (usefulness of the) reconciliation of high theory and empirical research, the charms of the diversity of discourse-analytical approaches and the need to further strengthen the field of discourse studies.
The roundtable will consist of an introduction by Nico Carpentier and Benjamin De Cleen, followed by the short statements of 8 invited speakers and a moderated discussion. As the roundtable will be live on zoom (or similar), there will also be an opportunity for Q&A.
Speakers are (in alphabetical order):
Nicolina Montesano Montessori
Leen Van Brussel
Date & Time: 9 December 2022 @ 10h00 UTC
11h00 CET / 13h00 Nairobi / 18h00 Beijing / 21h00 Sydney
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: The event will take place online. The participation link will
be shared with the audience before the event.
Registration: The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is
required by 1 December. Please send an email to Mazlum Kemal Dagdelen
<firstname.lastname@example.org> to register to the event.
Support: Culture and Communication Research Centre (CULCORC) and Centre
for the Study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (DESIRE)
We are also grateful to the Journal of Language and Politics, its editor
Michal Krzyzanowski and John Benjamins for making our 2007 article
available online for free. It is accessible here:
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