LINGUIST List 31.1332

Mon Apr 13 2020

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Russia

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 12-Apr-2020
From: Jan Krasni <>
Subject: DN25: Global Dispositives
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Full Title: DN25: Global Dispositives
Short Title: DN25

Date: 12-Nov-2020 - 15-Nov-2020
Location: Tyumen, Russia
Contact Person: Jan Krasni
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-May-2020

Meeting Description:

#DN25 invites you to discuss Global Dispositives – those complex figurations of discourses, technologies, and practices which are expected to reshape the world society in the coming decade: digital, cultural, political, economic, infrastructural and environmental entanglements on a global level. #DN25 includes (but is not restricted to) topics such as digital transformation and data cultures, the New Silk road, the rise of the Arctic region, global media changes, global value chain, policies on issues such as migration, inequality, environment and development.

The point of departure of #DN25 are studies and practices of discourse. For this reason, we invite scholars from various disciplines of humanities and social sciences (e.g. media and communication studies, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, cultural and political studies, philosophy, economy and law), but also activists, artists, journalists, policy makers and policy analysts to join this discussion. Our common goal is to re-conceptualise and/or to make sense of the global processes whose passive witnesses we do not accept to be.

Call for Papers:

25th DiscourseNet Conference on Global Dispositives* (November 12-15 2020) deals with the processes of social change that are discursively driven and supported by technological infrastructures and new cultural, economic and political relations. In the context of globalization, they affect transformations in all social domains – from economy to culture, including media and education, (digital) technology, industry and environment, politics and governance.

Global Dispositives can be recognised in popular examples of social change. First of all, the global political and economic projects, i.e. the discourses evolving around the Belt and Road Initiative, new infrastructural development of the Arctic region, Eurasian Economic Union but also on small-scale and in semi-official or informal organisations such as the Three Seas Initiative, Visegrad Group or countries within the mini-Schengen integration project. Secondly, global dispositives can be tied to discourses of technology, security and warfare. Examples are not only projects such as the Internet itself (or rather the entire World Wide Web), but also discourses bound up to its structural changes like the implementa. The list of possible topics includes (but is not constrained) to the following:
- (Inter)cultural connectedness
- New communication infrastructures
- Digitization, digitalization, digital transformation
- Technologisation of society
- Discourses of Imaginaries
- History of Digital Technology and Imaginary
- Chinese-European Media
- Critical approach to suffering in digital age
- Education in the Digital Age
- Environmental Sustainability and Development of Global Periphery
- Apparatuses of global political economy
- Ethnographic approach to transcultural phenomena
- Global media analysis about BRI
- Cultural traditions across media changes
- Intercultural communication in polycentric world
- The physical traces of BRInfrastructure
- Dispositives of New Digitality
- Ideological and political constructions
- From anthropology to ethnography of global dispositifs
- Gender and class
- Transnational identities
- Subjectivities in a global context
- Cultural and discursive political economy
- (Re)Standardization of the societies
- Centre and periphery discourses
- New global constellations
- Social role of material infrastructure
- The governance of the internet in the age of its balkanization/sovereignty
- Political and economic alliances and ruptures
- Global gaps and digital divides, global exclusion and invisibilities

All abstracts fitting one or more of the aforementioned themes are welcome. We also invite interesting panel proposals and presentations relevant to the overall conference topic. (Check the Ideas page for inspiration)

Preliminary list of special guests, keynotes and topics:
University of Tyumen (UoT), Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (SocGum), Cultural Trends Lab (CTL), DiscourseNet Association (DNA), Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), China Media Observatory (CMO), China University of Communication (CUC), School of Government and Public Administration (SoGaPA)

Globalised spaces of academic discourse:
Johannes Angermuller, Open University Milton Keyes, UK DNA​

Chinese-European Media:
Zhan Zhang, Università della Svizzera Italiana /USI, Switzerland CMO​

History of Digital Technology and Imaginary:
Gabriele Balbi, Università della Svizzera Italiana /USI, Switzerland CMO

Global media analysis about BRI:
Zhou Ting, Communication University of China, China CUC

Critical approach to suffering in digital age:
Benno Herzog, Valencia University, Spain DNA​

Economic Expert Discourses in Globalised Societies:
Jens Maeße, Giessen University, Germany DNA​

Ethnographic approach to Transcultural Phenomena:
Jaspal Naveel Singh, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR China DNA​

Philosophy of Globalisation:
Igor Chubarov, University of Tyumen, Russia SocGum

Dispositives of New Digitality:
Jan Krasni, University of Tyumen, Russia DNA, CTL​, SocGum

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