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DiscourseNet 15: Discourses of Culture – Cultures of Discourse
March 19-21, 2015, Belgrade
A topic of controversial debate today, “discourse & culture” points to fundamental questions in contemporary society such as the role of mass media in the construction and transformation of reality, the interrelationships between high and mass culture, or the interpellations of subjects in their communities. Discourse is seen as a set of enacted processes that establish, protect, or change conventions and thus reassemble the wide area of both the material and immaterial environment. Therefore, the question of how discourse affects culture through a long chain of mediated actions and reactions stands at the focal point of many discourse researchers. The main aim of the DN15 conference is to open an interdisciplinary dialogue concerning discourse and culture. Contributors are invited to make (sub-)culture(s) a central concern within discourse studies or to explore discursive phenomena in terms of culture. DN15 welcomes critical reflection upon the discursive and cultural aspects of meaning, identity, and communication.
This conference welcomes new methodological and theoretical approaches dealing with the nexus of discourse and culture. Contributors are invited to focus on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in media studies and digital humanities, sociology, political studies, linguistics, literary criticism, and cultural studies. The meeting also presents the opportunity to join the DiscourseNet network and to develop new projects and cooperations. The working language is English, all contributions will be recorded (with the consent of the presenters), and a publication is planned.
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