CAMD2020 is organized by Adrian Yip, Songyan Du and Zhong Zihuan (Jessica), all PhD candidates from Queen Mary University of London. We share the enthusiasm in critical discourse analytic work and are keen to bring researchers from various traditions and disciplines into a dialogue.
University of Leeds
Call for Papers
Last updated: 15 January
Media not only reflect but also reinforce dominant ideologies and power relations in our everyday life. They play an increasingly important role in the construction and communication of ideas and beliefs in the contemporary mediatized world. The continually changing mediascape poses challenges to the examination of media discourses, from theoretical and methodological considerations to the intersections of discourse, media, power and ideologies. CAMD2020 aims to re-envision criticality in media discourse analytic work and stimulate dialogue and reflection of various critical approaches to the analysis of language in the media. We welcome researchers from across disciplines, whose work spans a wide range of topics, contexts and traditions of discourse studies.
Discussions at the conference will be organized into two main strands including but not limited to the following themes:
Theory and methodology
Theoretical approaches to media discourse
Research methods in media discourse analysis
Micro analysis of media discourse
Critical discourse analysis
Corpus-assisted (critical) discourse studies
Social semiotics and visual communication
Traditional media, new media, social media
Methodological innovations and challenges
2. Ideology and power
Discourse and society
Power and identity
Gender and sexuality discourse
Race and class discourse
Other discourses of ideology and power
Each participant can submit as a first author one abstract, for paper presentation (20 minutes) or lightning talk (8 minutes). Your abstract should demonstrate clearly the critical aspect of your work (in progress), discussing the insights/challenges you have in examining media discourses. You are not required to have completed the analysis of your research data or to present projects near completion.
Proposals for both lightning talks and paper presentations should be no more than 300 words (including references). Please submit your abstract as a Word Document to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following in your submission:
title of the presentation
name(s), affiliation(s) and contact email(s) of the author(s)
proposed category of your submission: lightning talk or paper presentation
proposed strand: theory and methodology or ideology and power
Abstract submission deadline: 16 March 2020
Notification of result: 31 March 2020
Online Registration deadline: 6 May 2020
Programme will be available soon.