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The aim of the colloquium is to critically and constructively consider where Discourse Theory is at this moment, and to reflect on ways forward for discourse theoretical approaches to society, politics, communication and media. In particular, the colloquium will focus on five topics:
1.The discursive and the material
2.Discourse theoretical perspectives on political economy
3.Discourse theoretical perspectives on health, ageing, and the body
4.Populist discourses and discourses about populism
5.Discourse theory and visuality
We invite paper proposals on any of these five topics that are based on a post-structuralist or post-foundationalist discursive approach, broadly defined. The deadline for paper proposals is 30 May 2018. Please send an abstract of around 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. Please indicate clearly which of the five topics indicated above your paper fits with. If accepted, full papers of maximum 6000 words are expected by 20 December 2018.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University/University Vienna) and Michael Freeden (Oxford).
Other confirmed speakers so far are (in alphabetical order) Nico Carpentier (Uppsala), Benjamin De Cleen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Edina Doci (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Fani Giannousi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Jason Glynos (University of Essex), David Howarth (University of Essex), Giorgos Katsambekis (Loughborough),Pieter Maeseele (Universiteit Antwerpen), Thomas Siomos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),Ilija Tomanic-Trivundza (Ljubljana University), Laurens van der Steen (Universiteit Antwerpen), Andreja Vezovnik (Ljubljana University), Savvas Voutyras (University of Essex), and Jan Zienkowski (Université Saint Louis Brussel).
The colloquium program committee consists of the chairs of the five institutional members of DESIRE: Benjamin De Cleen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, colloquium coordinator), Nico Carpentier (Uppsala University), Ilija Tomanić Trivundža (University of Ljubljana), Jason Glynos (University of Essex), Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
The local organizing committee consists of Benjamin De Cleen (coordinator, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Karel Deneckere and Jana Goyvaerts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Pieter Maeseele (Universiteit Antwerpen).
The day before the collloquium, on 6 February, we organise a PhD masterclass on Discourse Theoretical Approaches to Politics, Society, Communication and Media with Nico Carpentier (Uppsala), Jason Glynos (Essex), David Howarth (Essex), and Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). More information on the PhD masterclass can be found at https://www.researchcentredesi