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Tue Feb 17 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis/Denmark

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        1.    Paul McIlvenny, DeXusChange 2009: Shaping Discourse to Come!


Message 1: DeXusChange 2009: Shaping Discourse to Come!
Date: 16-Feb-2009
From: Paul McIlvenny <dxc2009hum.aau.dk>
Subject: DeXusChange 2009: Shaping Discourse to Come!
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DeXusChange 2009: Shaping Discourse to Come!
Short Title: DXC2009

Date: 17-Aug-2009 - 22-Aug-2009
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Contact: Paul McIlvenny
Contact Email: dxc2009hum.aau.dk
Meeting URL: http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk/dxc2009

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

The recent emergence of a set of interlocking global crises - including climate,
energy, food, water, finance - demands a renewed interdisciplinary effort to
understand how to mediate the future, the past and the present in ways that
attend to equity, justice and rights. The aim of this summer school is to bring
together people investigating and promoting social change and transformation
with an explicit focus on the role of discourse in shaping a just future (and
the past). Discourse is understood as encompassing an interdisciplinary
perspective on text, talk, discourse, genre, narrative, archive, document, image
and rhetoric in all their modal, social and cultural forms, not only in terms of
representation but also action and practice.

Themes within the interdisciplinary focus of the summer school will include the
following clusters:

Discourse/Style/Genre/Semiotics/Rhetorics
Mediation/Modality/Action/Practice
History/Narrative/Memory/Experience
Change/Intervention/Critique/Social Justice
Rights/Ethics/Care/Hope
Suffering/Risk
Identity/Gender/'Race'/Ethnicity/Kinship
Belonging/Citizenship/Linking/Relationality
Nature/Environment/Habitus/Context
Interaction/Technology/Artefact
Structure/Ordering/Organisation/Governance
Space/Movement/Mobility/Flow/Scale

DeXusChange will interest students and scholars who work in the diverse fields
of discourse studies, communication studies, development studies, globalisation
studies, media studies, political science, sociology, history, anthropology,
international studies, social movement studies, communication activism,
participatory communication, critical journalism studies, action research, and
human-centred communication and informatics.

DeXusChange 2009 draws upon the innovative pedagogical tradition at Aalborg
University to experiment with a problem-based, project-centred research summer
school for doctoral students and scholars who are engaged in interdisciplinary
studies. Following on from the successful ''DeXus: Discourse Nexus'' summer
school series 2003-2006, the core concept in DeXusChange is the free play of
ideas within the thematic context of group-derived problems and reflexive
project work developed during the six fruitful days of the summer school.

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 guests and wayfinders. A poster session will take place
during the first day for those who wish to present their research publicly. More
details on the DeXusChange web site: http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk/dxc2009.

The summer school is international and open to researchers, doctoral and
graduate students. Please apply online at http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk/dxc2009

The deadline for applying is 29th May 2009. The participation fee payment
deadline is 15th June 2009.

The participation fee is 3500 Danish kroner (approx. 450 Euros), which covers
administrative costs, tea/coffee and lunches every working day, one evening
drinks reception (Monday) and one evening dinner (Thursday). More information on
the web site. If you are enrolled as a doctoral student at a Danish University,
then please see the web site for specific instructions. One free scholarship
will be given to a qualified student from the Global South. Please see the
website for more information about how to apply.
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