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Mon Oct 25 2010

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Textes et Contextes (Jrnl)

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        1.     Laurent Gautier , Textes et Contextes

Message 1: Textes et Contextes
Date: 25-Oct-2010
From: Laurent Gautier <laurent.gautieru-bourgogne.fr>
Subject: Textes et Contextes
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Full Title: Textes et Contextes

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 10-Nov-2010

Call for papers:
Issue number 6 of online journal Textes et Contextes
(Centre Interlangues, University of Burgundy)

Authoritarian discourse(s) and resistance in the twentieth century

Issue number 6 of Textes et Contextes (edited by EA 4182, Centre
Interlangues, University of Burgundy) intends to reflect on the types of
discourse produced or imposed by totalitarian and, more generally,
authoritarian regimes or by a dominant central power over its colonies, its
regions or its periphery. The issue will concentrate on the twentieth century
without any geographical limitation. Discourse is considered as a political tool
in the service of power. Aspects which can be studied are its use and its
rhetoric as well as phenomena of propaganda linked to official discourse, of
manipulation, of censorship, of self-censorship, etc.
It can be suggested that authoritarian regimes also generate forms of
resistance, simultaneously with, and as a consequence of, authoritarian
discourse. Studies about the link between oppression and resistance in
Germany, Italy and France have shown that 'oppressive or occupation
regimes in Europe during the Second World War and their opponents belong
to the same world' because they are born from the same culture, the same
state structures, the same social world and the same geostrategic world .
Papers dealing with the spaces of freedom offered by the forms of resistance
born in authoritarian contexts, with their dynamics, with the modalities
through which they escape authority/authoritarianism (exile, creation,
subversive forms of language, affirmation of individual or regional history to
counter official history...) will be welcome.
Part of the volume will be devoted to the forms taken by propaganda and/or
resistance in artistic creation (literature, painting, cinema...). Aspects which
could be examined in this perspective include the notion of democracy (or its
absence) within artistic forms, the relationships built up between the author
(authority?) and the reader/spectator/viewer, the forms of persuasion used by
artists and the reader/spectator/viewer's margin of freedom (of resistance?).
In the particular instance of the novel, the works in which Nelly Wolf
examines the relationships between literature and politics (Le roman de la
démocratie, 2003) could provide useful tools for analysis. Wolf, considering
that there exists an analogy between the novel and the principles on which
modern democracy is based, coined phrases like 'the contractual novel' or
'the novel as democracy'; such notions could offer fruitful ground for study.
Following such analyses, papers could examine either how art produced in
democratic contexts can become a form of authoritarian discourse or,
conversely, how art born in authoritarian contexts and constrained by
censorship manages to create internal democracy and therefore a form of

Paper proposals (a one-page abstract with a maximum of five bibliographical
references) must be sent before November 10th 2010 at the following


Only previously unpublished papers will be considered for publication.
Accepted languages: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and

Notice of acceptance: November 15, 2010
Reception of final articles: February 15, 2011
Results of the double-blind review process: May 15, 2011
Reception of revised articles: July 1st, 2011
Publication of the issue: November 2011.

Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee publication.
Final acceptance for publication will depend on a double-blind peer-review

For all further information please contact Melanie.Joseph-Vilainu-

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