We are pleased to announce that the 9th conference of the Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), jointly organized by the University of Bergamo and Birmingham City University, will take place from 6-8 July 2022 and will be hosted by the University of Bergamo, Italy.
CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres. Whilst we hope to receive abstracts across the usual wide range of topics and approaches, we also invite scholars to present papers and posters that that engage with this year’s conference theme: (Critical) Discourse Analysis and the (new?) normal.
Norms, normalities, and normativities have undoubtedly been disturbed in recent years. Though ‘normal’ is a local, subjective, and fluid concept, norms are fundamental to collective endeavour and social practices and have important implications for ideology, power, and, of course, the construction of meaning in discourse. Equally, the destabilisation or disruption of norms gives rise to contestation over shared social values and normativities, as well as opportunities to galvanise new ways of being. The need for contemporary discourses to adjust to rapidly changing norms makes this an area of particular interest for (critical) discourse analysis.
CADAAD2022 welcomes paper, poster, and panel proposals that engage in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research and/or that respond in some way to the conference theme Discourse Analysis and the (new?) normal. Alongside submissions engaging with methodological traditions, advances in (C)DS and the theoretical handling of ‘normativity’ in (C)DS research, we invite work in discourse analysis across any discipline to explore topics and perspectives including, but not limited to:
•Corporate and organisationalcommunication
•Culture, cultural studies, and culturalpromotion
•Environment and environmentalism
•Extremism and radicalisation
•Identity (gender, sexuality,nationality, ethnicity/race, etc.)
•News and (social) media analysis
•(post-)pandemic life - what, ifanything, has changed?
Apart from individual submissions, panel proposals of three or more papers with a clear and coherent topic/programme are also welcome. If you are interested in proposing a panel, please contact the conference organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts of papers (up to 4000 characters excluding references) and posters (up to 2000 characters excluding references) should be submitted via the conference webpage (www.cadaad.info) by 17 December 2021 08:00 CET. Abstracts should include research questions, a brief outline of methodology and analytical methods, and any theoretical issues addressed, as well describing the data analysed. All papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.
Notification of acceptance of panel proposals will be communicated by 25 February 2022.
Marc McGlashan (Birmingham City University)