Discourse Studies summer school 2006 - final announcement

Paul McIlvenny paul at HUM.AAU.DK
Mon May 22 21:54:36 UTC 2006

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         *** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***

        DeXus - Discourse Nexus 4.0 
      An international summer school 
          in discourse studies

             Invited guests: 

   Michael Bamberg, Clark University, USA
   Michelle Lazar, National University of Singapore 
   David Middleton, Loughborough University, UK
   Sigrid Norris, Georgetown University, USA

        14th - 19th August, 2006

       Centre for Discourse Studies
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

                Web site:

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2005. 
There are some places left.

DeXus is the name for the Discourse Nexus summer school, which was held
very successfully for the first time in 2003 at the Centre for Discourse
Studies, Aalborg University. DeXus will focus on innovative research in
discourse studies and its application to a variety of settings and data
sets, using a mix of lectures, workshops, group project work and
discussion sessions. The goal of DeXus is to create a space in which
attendees - invited guests, students, postgrads and established scholars -
can discuss the latest moves in discourse studies, apply approaches in
discourse studies to 'real world' problems, learn hands-on in a positive
environment and find new relays between academic work and social change.
We have invited a number of guests to play the role of 'wayfinders' or
'midwives'. Their job is to provide a diverse range of resources for
learning, for example to promote discussion, to clarify methods, and to
illustrate analysis. 

Following the first two days of lectures and workshops by the invited
guests, which will establish a common ground work, we concentrate over the
following days on group project work. On the last day, all groups will
come together to report on their findings, solutions and applications,
with commentary and discussion from the wayfinders. A poster session will
take place during the first day for those who wish to present their
research publicly. 

Keynote lectures are as follows:
 - Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice
 - Making Experience Matter in the Discursive Organization of Memory:
      Imaginary Futures in the Past
 - Discourse Studies: What Is the Role of Language in Interaction?
 - Identity Research, Narrative Approaches and Small Stories

Workshops will be held on the following: 
 - Critical Reflexivity of Discourse Practice: Multimodal Articulations 
      of Power/Empowerment in the Media
 - Making Memory Matter in the Discursive Organization of Family 
      Web Sites: Identity and Collectivity in Intersecting Durations
 - Multimodal Interaction Analysis: A Methodological Tool Kit
 - Narrative Analysis - Positioning - Small Story Research

DeXus will interest students and scholars who work in the diverse fields
of discourse studies, particularly mediated discourse analysis, critical
discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, discursive psychology,
multimodal discourse analysis, narrative inquiry, political discourse
analysis, social semiotics, practice theory, and language and gender

The summer school is international and open to all researchers, PhD and
graduate students. 

For more academic information, contact the organisers:
       Paul McIlvenny or Pirkko Raudaskoski - cds at hum.aau.dk

Please register online at http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk/dexus4/

The deadline for registration is 15th June 2006. The deadline for fee
payment is 15th July.

The participation fee is 3000 Danish kroner (approx. 400 Euros), which
covers administrative costs, tea/coffee and lunches every working day, and
one evening drinks reception (Monday) and one evening dinner (Thursday).
More information on the DeXus web site.

The summer school is organised by the Centre for Discourse Studies and
co-supported by the Doctoral School in Human Centred Informatics at
Aalborg University.


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