SV: An idea for a website for CRITICS
Signe Kjær Jørgensen
skj at IFS.KU.DK
Thu Nov 18 08:43:25 UTC 2010
As everybody else, I am happy that the Critics-L list will continue, and that we get a new opportunity to share and distribute information as regards critical discourse analysis.
I will add a reference. Last automn, a doctoral class on discourse analysis of media, visuals and film was hosted by the Danish Research School for Media, Communication and Journalism. A webpage with sources is accessible at http://fmkj.dk/?p=1172
Scroll down to view an on-line compendium and presentations (pdf- and audio-files) from the scholars Ruth Wodak, Paul Chilton, Nico Carpentier, David Howarth & Stephen Griggs, Erica Burman and Birgitta Frello.
Please let your students learn about it.
If you know of any up-coming conferences and seminars relating to critical discourse analysis of media, visuals or film, please let me know. Then, I will let the doctoral students who participated at the class know of such events.
Best wishes Signe
Ms. Signe Kjær Jørgensen
Department of Political Science
University of Copenhagen
Fra: Critical Discourse/Language/Communication Analysis [CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL] På vegne af Celso Alvarez Cáccamo [lxalvarz at UDC.ES]
Sendt: 17. november 2010 19:38
Til: CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL
Emne: Re: An idea for a website for CRITICS
Thank you, Manu, Teun, and Chris. Resources have been added. About the Twitter thing, Manu, ok, let's try it. But the "critical+discourse+analysis" string doesn't stick. Could you send me your own widget? : lxalvarz at udc.es . Thank you.
I have changed the web subtitle. Now it runs "CRITICS - Critical study of discourse, language, and communication in society". It is somewhat broader than the initials "CDA / CDS", as it is my opinion that the site should not be strictly "disciplinarily" bound, but that it could get contributions for people from other subfields or approaches (e.g. "Linguistic Anthropology" or "Ethno/CA" or "critical ethnographic interactional sociolinguistics") not specifically identified with "CDA/CDS". In fact, several recommended websites are not CDA/CDS. Is this alright?
As of today, there are 22 journals listed, 15 websites, only 4 paper repositories as samples, a couple of books as samples (plus one embedded Google Book which can be examined without leaving the CRITICS site), 8 Upcoming Conferences and Courses, and... 1 Critical Position, that of Teun's.
Regarding this, Teun, thank you very much for a very good text. I've added a picture. Next to your little box, at http://www.netvibes.com/critics#Critical_Positions , I've added another one: "Upcoming: Luisa Martín Rojo", so that she doesn't forget her promise to send me a "confession" ;-) (kidding), as she calls it. If we reach 20 Positions, for example, it would be great success.
I could starting adding now a tab with all the personal websites that Teun has in his Discourse website, but (a) I would have to check link by link, and, more importantly, (b) I'd rather get the link from the Critical Position text each person will send me ;-) . Take this as a little encouragement for your crucial contribution.
Oh, one more thing: Perhaps some of you have lists of Bookmarks for web links, or "Favoritos", or however they are called in your language, for resources. Netvibes can import entire bookmark lists. You can contribute by exporting your CDA/CDS bookmarks to a file and send it to me.
In the meantime, I'm still waiting for someone who would like to give me a hand technically. What about yourself, Manu?
Celso Alvarez Cáccamo
lxalvarz at udc.es
A 2010/11/17, às 12:40, Manu escreveu:
> Hi Celso,
> You made a very good point of choosing "Netvibes". I'm currently using
> it and I found it very useful and intuitive. If I can be of any use,
> here I am. In that sense I thought it may be interesting to know what
> people is actually saying right now about this topics. For the sake of
> instant information I propose a "twitter search" with a tag like
> "discourse analysis" on "Feed and searches" tab wich give this
> Of course the search can be make in any language you like. There are
> some CDA intetestings twitters, too. It may be interesting to make a
> list and share it by rss on this netvibes site.
> I also like to add another web to the "Web sites" tab:
> Well, this is my small contribution. Congratulations on the job!
> Manu Ramos
> Universidad Pablo de Olavide
> 2010/11/16 Celso Alvarez Cáccamo <lxalvarz at udc.es>:
>> Dear all,
>> Carmen and Teun, I'm not sure your messages made it to the list, did they?
>> Carmen: Sorry about mixing institutions (Lancaster / Birmingham)
>> Johann: Thank you for sending that Call For Web Managers!
>> Now, Teun proposes (in the message I got) that people contribute short texts with brief explanations about key concepts and examples. Yes, it can be done in NetVibes, as the platform provides the structure in the form of simple web widgets (nothing fancy).
>> But, perhaps before that, and as a pilot Test Of Commitment By List Members ;-), I added a new section called Critical Positions. The idea would be (as the title indicates) a short testimonial about one's work in critical studies. The framing is:
>> "The critical study of discourse, language, and communication in society attempts to have an impact in changing social conditions and situations for the better. But, how specifically does or can this work? Has this been so? What is your position and what has your experience been about this goal?
>> Please give your opinion. Please send us a Position text at EMAIL ADDRESS with a brief, summarizing title, your name (or project's name, if it's a collective position), institution or other information, webpage link if you have one, and a small photo if you'd like".
>> I used to be addicted to "home shopping" TV commercials, you know?, those where various smiling people endlessly give testimonials about how good or useful the product they bought is. These commercials are a fascinating genre. I think they define modern identity. The point is, of course, to show that if these people have purchased the right product (whatever it is doesn't matter: they've bought happiness), you can, too, as you are normal. Now I only collect their printed equivalent, those small mail-shopping catalogues that they give you in airplanes. Reading one lasts for the whole flight! As a matter of fact, I've just realized that Netvibes has exactly the same design and layout: little boxes with pictures and snippets of information. Will the CRITICS Netvibes catalogue last in one's $1000 MacBook Air netbook for a whole intercontinental flight to the next Conference?
>> Please don't misread my off-the-wall skepticism! ;-) . We live in that era. So, would people like to send their Critical Positions and we may start the experiment? Texts don't need to be heady, but colloquial, direct. I've added a provisional layout at:
>> The idea, of course, is to open it to anyone in other fields, groups, networks, disciplines, etc. My email is lxalvarz at udc.es .
>> Now, in my experience with web pages etc., things only go ahead if there is commitment and complicity. That is, being a list member is usually a nicely passive role. But taking 30 minutes or 1 hour of your time to state your position, for example, would mean that the site might grow.
>> Since I am still a Ph.D. student (well, they gave me a diploma with those letters by mistake 20 years ago, but I can't return it now) who profits from learning from others (well, I also do CDA, but in my case it stands for a Constant Dilletante Attitude), I don't mind starting this and getting the ball rolling. Thank you. And, perhaps, later, we may start what Teun suggests, which is that series of mini-lessons. What do you think?
>> Celso Alvarez Cáccamo
>> lxalvaz at udc.es
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