Spring Term 2017 Schedule

The following events will take place during Spring Term. All meetings are on Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm. Rooms will be confirmed prior to each meeting.

Date Event Venue
Wed 22 February The Widdowson – Fairclough debate on Critical Discourse Analysis
Readings:

  • Widdowson, H. Critical Discourse Analysis (Chapter 6). In: Widdowson, Henry. 2004. Text, Context, Pretext: Critical Isssues in Discourse Analysis. London Blackwell. 89–111
  • Fairclough, N. 1996. A reply to Henry Widdowson’s “Discourse Analysis: a critical review”. Language and Literature 5(1), 49-56.
CCCU

Governor’s House,  GHf05

Wed 8 March Bee Scherer (CCCU): On Queer Theory (talk & discussion) UKC (DS1-Darwin)
Wed 15 March Charlotte Taylor (University of Sussex) :TBC (talk & discussion) CCCU
Wed 22 March Alexandra Polyzou (CCU) Presupposition, CDA, and Cognition (talk & discussion) UKC (RS4-Rutherford)

DPS Group: Focus & Research Directions

At the first meeting of the Discourse, Power, and Society Reading & Research Group, participants discussed their research interests and themes on which the group could focus on in the future. We created a first “map” including the relevant disciplines, theoretical debates, types of discourse and types of case studies that interest the group.

 

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The discussed paper is an overview of the field of Critical Discourse Studies:

Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (2015). Critical discourse studies: history, agenda, theory and methodology. In R. Wodak, & M. Meyer (Eds.), Methods of critical discourse studies. (3rd ed., pp. 1-22). London: Sage.