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Workshop ' Discourse as Theory and Method for Media and Cultural Studies ' by Nico Carpentier

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The School of Media invites students (Bs, MA, PhD) working with textual and qualitative analysis methods in media, culture and social and political studies to attend the workshop of the professor Nico Carpentier, who is an expert in media and cultural studies, discourse analysis and discourse theory. The seminar will include a 20 minute presentation of main components of discourse theory analysis (DTA) given by Nico Carpentier and 10-minute presentations from students, who will receive comments by Prof Carpentier and other experts in the field. 

The workshop will take place on Thursday 13 June, 2019 on 2/8-5 Khitrovsky pereulok (building of the HSE School of Media).

Students that wish to participate at the seminar should send a 200 word summary of their presentation at: yiannis.mylonas.hse@gmail.com by the 1st of June 2019. The selected participants will be notified shortly after the expiring of the submission deadline, and will receive the workshop reading.

Nico Carpentier’s seminar title is the following:

'From political philosophy to analysis: A case for discourse-theoretical analysis (DTA)'

Abstract:

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's discourse theory (DT) is slowly making its way into the field of Communication and Media Studies, in order to provide theoretical support for a wide variety of analyses. At the same time, DT is characterized by a high level of complexity and an absence of a clear-cut methodology, which hampers the migration of their theory into our field. For this reason, discourse-theoretical analysis (DTA) has been developed, allowing DT to be more easily applied and deployed. This lecture will first provide a brief (and accessible) summary of the basic vocabulary of DT, before explaining the principles of DTA. In a second part of the lecture, the workings of DTA will be illustrated by a short case study.

About the speaker:

Nico Carpentier is Associate Professor at Charles University in Prague; he also holds part-time positions at Uppsala University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels). Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology and Loughborough University. Earlier, he was ECREA Treasurer (2005-2012) and Vice-President (2008-2012), and IAMCR Treasurer (2012-2016). Currently, he is Chair of the Participatory Communication Research Section at IAMCR. His latest books are The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation (2017, Peter Lang, New York); Cyprus and its Conflicts. Representations, Materialities, and Cultures (2018, co-edited), Critical Perspectives on Media, Power and Change (2018, co-edited), Respublika! Experiments in the Performance of Participation and Democracy (2019, edited), and Communication and Discourse Theory (2019, co-edited).