Discourse and Discord in CSR initiatives: online conference, Paris, Friday Nov 26 2021

Striking the right balance between the moral(istic) discourse of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on the one hand, and how this same discourse translates into concrete CSR initiatives on the other, remains a conundrum that many organizations grapple with. Informed by specific discursive practices (mission statements, websites, press releases, etc.), “CSR discourse” has recently become a discursive category in its own right, which reflects the development of contemporary society and how companies adapt and are perceived by it.

The Power(s) of Language. Negotiating Voice and Recognition

Debates on language use, political correctness and identity politics seem to gain more and more attention in an increasingly polarizing society. Buzzwords such as cancel culture, snowflakes, woke, white fragility, safe spaces and trigger warnings are thrown around like bats in the political discourse while positioning both the speakers and the ones spoken of and for. The arguments mainly concern discriminatory wording, how to conceptualize equality and who is after all entitled to speak about certain issues.

CFP: ASOC Student E-Conference (Online Conference. Kyushu University, Japan)

Submitted by Toru Oga on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 19:13

It may be of your interest. Kyushu University will organize the ASOC Student E-Conference in November (online). It is the international conference for students (graduate or undergraduate) who will present their research. The paper givers can apply from submission for abstract. Deadline for the call for abstract is November 7, Sunday, 2021. As the main scope of the conference is Asian and Japanese Studies, we would like to have students from as diverse a background as possible apply.

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)

We are pleased to announce that the 9th conference of the Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), jointly organized by the University of Bergamo and Birmingham City University, will take place from 6-8 July 2022 and will be hosted by the University of Bergamo, Italy.

Media, Language and Society: Perspectives and Reflections on the Mediatization of Culture

The twenty first century witnessed a revolutionary change in communication technology which heavily influenced our societies and cultures. Lippmann’s work (1922) was among the earliest endeavors that brought to light the impact of media on society. This was at the time when the newspaper was still the only channel of mass communication. Since then, however, important developments occurred which boosted the power of the Forth Estate.