DN17 Reflexivity and Critique in Discourse (Call for Papers)
University of Navarra (UNAV), Pamplona, Spain
The 17th DN conference on reflexivity and critique offers a venue for exploring the different ways in which reflexivity and critique can be deployed in order to shape (our understandings of) selves, discourses and societies in meaningful ways. To this end, this conference hopes to bring together researchers interested in (a) the role of reflexivity and critique in the study of discourse and/or in (b) the role of reflexivity and critique play in the social realities we investigate. Prof. Jan Blommaert, Prof. Johannes Angermüller, Prof. Marianne Winther-Jörgensen and Prof. Ramon Reichert will act as keynote speakers.
The use of language and other multimodal and symbolic systems of communication requires some degree of reflexive awareness. This reflexive awareness allows us to criticize our own discourses as well as the discourses of others. Without it, scientific, cultural and political debate could not take place. In some ways, all language users perform critical and less critical modes of discourse analysis on a daily basis. We would not be able to imagine alternative worlds if we were unable to make use of the reflexive potential of our systems of communication.