CFP NCA Seminar: Critical Discourse Studies in Communication: Embracing Opportunities for Research and Pedagogy
November 18th, 2015, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Rio Conference Center
Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico
Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University
Mariaelena Bartesaghi, University of South Florida; M. Lane Bruner, Georgia State University; Theresa Castor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico; Craig Stewart, University of Memphis; Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University; Bernadette Barker-Plummer, University of San Francisco
This seminar will focus on Critical Discourse Studies-also known as Critical Discourse Analysis, or CDA-as a theory/method in Communication, and more specifically on the opportunities it presents for scholars throughout our discipline to engage in social justice-oriented research and pedagogy. Our primary goal is to create space for collaboration among communication scholars as we discuss theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical issues related to Critical Discourse Studies, as well as the opportunities that this approach presents for ongoing studies of different practices/artifacts/texts across NCA’s interest groups.
We invite submissions for both roundtables and workshops.
For those interested in participating in the roundtables: please send a short position paper (7-10 pages) to Susana Martínez Guillem (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christopher Michael Toula (email@example.com) focusing on “Critical Discourse Studies’ Theoretical Legacies and Futures in Communication Studies,” or “Methodological and Pedagogical Considerations for Critical Discourse Studies in/across Communication Areas.” Please indicate the roundtable that best fits your proposal. Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.
Those interested in participating in the workshops: please send a short description of your text(s) (1000 words maximum) to Susana Martínez Guillem and Christopher Michael Toula, and briefly discuss the initial questions you are trying to tackle in your analysis. The questions should be open-ended to allow for flee-floating feedback and discussion. Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.
The final number and focus of the workshops will depend on the number and quality of the submissions, as well as the overarching themes emerging out of the proposals.
The deadline to submit all materials is October 1, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about nuances within CDS, discuss ongoing and potential research applications in different communication areas, and engage in hands-on analysis of your own texts with immediate feedback to help you move your project forward.