Academia and Activism: Direct Action Through Discourse Analysis

Discourse Activism

22 November 2017 // 9:30am – 5:00pm

An AHRC NWCDTP event at the

People’s History Museum, Manchester

Keynote Speakers

Dr Arran Stibbe (University of Gloucestershire)

Professor Chris Hart (Lancaster University)

Call for Participation

Many of us in the arts and humanities investigate problematic discourses with the aim of effecting real change. Achieving the desired outcome is not always straightforward, however, and within a complex academic system it is easy to lose sight of these aims. In response to this, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) will be hosting a training day titled Academia and Activism: Direct Action Through Discourse Analysis at the People’s History Museum in Manchester (Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester) on Wednesday 22nd of November, between 9:30am and 5:00pm. This unique event will bring together postgraduate researchers and academic staff in the arts and humanities who utilise critical discourse analysis in a wide range of applications – in analysing public policy, for example – to identify common strategies for creating impact. The keynote speakers will be Dr Arran Stibbe, an ecolinguist who has analysed the discursive construction of health, illness, animals, masculinity, the environment and disability within his research, and Professor Chris Hart, a cognitive linguist who has investigated discourses of migration and political protests. Participants will be encouraged to share their own research, ask questions, participate in discussions and develop their own action plans for creating impact. Spaces are limited, so we ask participants to register in advance.

To register, please email: mcrdiscourseactivism@gmail.com

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