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Conference Information

Full Title: Conflict in the Periodical Press

Short Title: 6th ESPRit
Location: Milan, Italy
Start Date: 28-Jun-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
Contact: Mara Logaldo
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Meeting Description: 6th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research

Conflict is at the core of periodical publishing. Disputes constructed and played out on the periodical stage have been periodical themselves, recurring, though under different names and formats, in different periods from the eighteenth-century to the present day. There is often an inherently militant aspect to the promulgation of ideologies in the periodical press. However, the spectacularization of conflict accompanying recent events - the in/out rhetoric of Brexit reporting and the representation of some policies on immigration, for instance - has made this key feature of the periodical press particularly visible and urgent. The 2017 ESPRit Conference seeks to explore from interdisciplinary perspectives (literary, linguistic, historical, political, sociological, etc.) how the periodical press mediates and remediates conflicts, including how verbal and visual devices on the periodicals' pages enact conflict. ESPRit encourages proposals that speak both within and across local, regional and national boundaries and especially those that are able to offer a comparative perspective. We also encourage proposals that examine the full range of periodical culture, that is, all types of periodical publication, including newspapers and specialist magazines, and all aspects of the periodical as an object of study, including design and backroom production.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 28.352

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