Multidisciplinary Approaches to Political Discourse

Country: United Kingdom

City: Liverpool

Abstr. due: 15.12.2019

Dates: 25.06.20 — 26.06.20

Area Of Sciences: Political science;

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Organizers: University of Liverpool


The theme for this year’s conference reflects our aim to bring together scholars from a variety of discursive and political approaches to critically examine the challenges we face in such a volatile landscape and the theoretical and analytical responses we can provide. We encourage contributions which explore any aspect of the conference theme of “responding to new challenges”. These may include (but are not limited to):

- The role of social media and/or popular culture in the production, distribution and consumption of political discourses
- New theoretical and analytical challenges to the analysis of legitimation processes in discourse
- The (dis)advantages of present approaches to political discourse (e.g. cognitive, historical, corpus-driven, interpretive policy analysis, cultural political economy, argumentation-based approaches, etc.)
- Mediatization of discourses of authoritarianism, nativism/nationalism, sovereignism, populism and far-right movements
- The politics of the environment, the body, etc.
- (Multimodal) counter-discourses; including the use of social media platforms and new formats such as memes as sites and means of protest, resistance and subversion of hegemonic discourse
- Metadiscourse about the state of public/political discourse and issues surrounding access/voice
- Theoretical challenges: How to address issues of saturation, manipulation, relations of power, interference, influence, information bubbles, fake news, and incivility of political discourse
- Case studies of new social/ political phenomena, top-down/bottom-up political actors and their discursive articulations

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