MAPD 2020 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Political Discourse #3: Responding to new challenges 25-26 June 2020 University of Liverpool
Following on from previous “Political Discourse - Multidisciplinary Approaches” conferences in London (2016) and Edinburgh (2018), we are pleased to announce MAPD 2020 (Multidisciplinary Approaches to Political Discourse) will take place in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool on 25-26 June 2020.
The global political arena is changing at an unprecedented pace. We see the resurgence of authoritarianism, nativism/nationalism, sovereignism, populism and far-right movements driving major changes across societies against the backdrop of increasing global inequalities, left/right fragmentation, migration. In addition, we witness power plays between well-established and emerging global players resulting in re-militarization and ‘trade wars’. Obvious manifestations of these turbulent times include phenomena such as Brexit; the rise of political actors like Trump, Putin, Bolsonaro, Erdogan, Salvini and discursive articulations around hate speech, incivility, Islamophobia and Euroscepticism.
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):
Prof Kay O’Halloran (University of Liverpool)
Prof Michał Krzyżanowski (Örebro University, Sweden)
Queries about the conference and abstracts should be sent to the conference organisers, Franco Zappettini and Lyndon Way at MAPD2020@liverpool.ac.uk.
Conference Fees (including lunches and refreshments, but excluding conference dinner):
Full fee: £ 200 - early bird (before 15 April 2020): £ 160
Post graduates: £ 100 – early bird (before 15 April 2020): £80
Single day fee: £ 150 – Post graduate Single Day fee: £60
Conference Dinner: £ 40 (to be booked separately)
There will be reasonably priced accommodation available on campusOrganising Committee
Ekaterina Balabanova, University of Liverpool, UK
Sam Bennett, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Massimiliano Demata, University of Turin, Italy
Isabela Fairclough, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Laura Filardo Llamas, University of Valladolid, Spain
Simona Guerra, University of Leicester, UK
Christopher Hart, University of Lancaster, UK
Darren Kelsey, University of Newcastle, UK
Veronika Koller, University of Lancaster, UK
Michael Kranert, University of Southampton, UK
Marzia Maccaferri, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Douglas Ponton, University of Catania, Italy
Melani Schroeter, University of Reading, UK
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