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Publié le mercredi 25 novembre 2015 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

En collaboration avec des collègues chercheurs en linguistique et en sciences sociales de notre département d’études romanes et classiques de l’université de Stockholm, notre groupe de recherche ROMPOL (Political discourse in the Romance speaking countries : linguistics and social science perspectives) organise une deuxième édition de journées d’études sur le thème des discours politiques dans les pays de langues romanes.

Annonce

Presentation

En collaboration avec des collègues chercheurs en linguistique et en sciences sociales de notre département d’études romanes et classiques de l’Université de Stockholm, notre groupe de recherche ROMPOL organise une deuxième édition de journées d’études sur le thème des discours politiques dans les pays de langues romanes. Les journées d’études auront lieu à l'Université de Stockholm entre le jeudi 20 et le samedi 21 octobre 2016.

Les langues du colloque seront le français, l’espagnol, le portugais et l’anglais, sans donner la priorité à aucune d’entre elles. Afin de pouvoir joindre de nombreux chercheurs dans le domaine des études sur le discours politique nous avons composé le descriptif de ces journées d’étude en anglais. Vous trouverez ce descriptif ci-dessous. 

Background

In 2014 a group of researchers (within language and social sciences) from Stockholm University, Sweden, started a project named “Political discourse in the Romance speaking countries: linguistics and social science perspectives” (ROMPOL).The project aims to analyse the mediated political discourse in the Romance speaking countries in Europe and Latin America. The focus of interest lies in how different "identities" are represented in the discourse; it is about how nationhood, gender, political groups, migrant communities, social classes are represented in different political and mediated contexts. It is more precisely about how, in a given communicative situation, the speaking subjects choose to represent themselves, their sympathizersand opponents. Part of the aim is to relate these discursive representations of identities to political and cultural factors that constitute the context of specific communicative events. The first workshop was organized during the period 9th-11th of October 2014 at Stockholm University: "Political election debates in the Romance-speaking countries: linguistics and social science perspectives". The main focus was then on political debates in the Romance speaking countries, both in Europe and in Latin America.

The second workshop (20-21 October 2016)

Political Discourse and the Extremes in the Romance Speaking Countries: linguistics and social science perspectives

For this second workshop − within the main research project Political discourse in the Romance speaking countries: linguistics and social science perspectives (ROMPOL) − our group has chosen the theme Political Discourse and the Extremes. Whereas the main focus during the first workshop was on political debates in the oral media, this second edition will include any form of texts carrying political messages: news media, blogs, pamphlets, contemporary fictional or non-fictional works, social media sites, etc. The intention is also to further explore the following related themes:

  • Populist political discourse and its different manifestations in Romance speaking countries in Europe as well as in Latin America. During the last decades many countries have witnessed the emergence and the increase of populist voices and movements. What are the expressions of populist political discourse in Romance speaking countries? What differences and convergences do we find between Romance speaking countries in Europe and those in the Latin American Region on this matter?
  • Identities, racism and discrimination: with the actual crisis in the Middle East and the consequential migrations towards the West, how do political institutions represent the migrant communities? By which linguistic means are different identities (national, gendered, ethnic, etc.) represented in the public political spheres and in mass media?
  • Ideologies and religions: although it has been claimed that we have seen, since the 1980’s, the end of ideologies, one could argue that in our time, ideology and fundamentalism are fighting their way back. Extreme-Right and Extreme-Left groups do expand in many corners of the world. What societal, socio-linguistic and socio-pragmatic phenomena may contribute to different representations of religion and ideology in different Romance speaking countries?

Our intention is to use linguistic as well as social and historical perspectives and involve scholars from various fields in the humanities and the social sciences. Our main research idea is based on the assumption that knowledge and understanding of political discourse is best achieved with an interdisciplinary stance, through collaboration between the disciplines of linguistics and social sciences.

Relevance

Many scientists – including our group organizing this conference - have done some research on various aspects – linguistic, social, legal, cultural and historical – of the political discourse. The scholars in the scientific committee represent linguistics, history, sociology of law, anthropology, economy and political science, covering the areas French, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies. All have worked on political issues in the context of different research projects within discourse analysis, critical media discourse and social sciences. Our second workshop is an opportunity to increase the number of collaborations within discourse analysis and political discourse in the Romance speaking countries between the universities represented by the plenary speakers, the scientific committee and other scholars who wish to join us in order to establish international contacts with researchers from different backgrounds who are interested in interdisciplinary and comparative research on political discourse. We wish to create an international network, which will allow in the future the development of  international and/or European research projects. On the long term, we aim to establish projects which focus on a larger comparison between the Nordic countries and the countries of Europe and Latin America where Romance languages are spoken. Finally, these collaborations would enhance the research environments to a point that could not be reached if each of us worked separately.

Invited lecturers 

(the four following keynotes speakers have already accepted our invitation)

  • AUBOUSSIER Julien, Université de Franche Comté, Besancon, France.

Areas of research: Media and political discourse analysis, Europe and globalization, social movements, the circulation of discourses, public arenas and local territories.

  • BOLIVAR Adriana, Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Areas of research: The discursive construction of Latin American populism; Stability and change in political genres Impoliteness in political interaction; The roles of positive and negative affectivity in political polarization (or populism); The linguistic realizations and functions in political confrontation.

  • JOHNEN Thomas, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany.

Areas  of research: Modal verbs in Portuguese, their semantics, pragmatics and grammaticalization; textual and discursive functions and polyphony processes; contrastive linguistics, especially between Portuguese, French, Spanish and German with special focus om media discourse.

  • SARLO Beatrizearlier Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, ArgentinaShe has been a visiting professor and researcher at, among others, the universities of Columbia, Berkeley, Harvard, NYU, Chicago and Cambridge.

Areas of research: Latin American cultural studies; Argentine literary and cultural history; cultural sociology; postmodernity and the role of the intellectuals; political discourses; feminism.

Publication

After evaluations of external Peer Reviewers, we plan to publish a selection of articles presented during the workshop in an anthology at Stockholm University Press

Abstract

Abstracts should include a title, your contact details (name, affiliation, mailing address, email) and description of your paper and it shouldn’t exceed 300 words (Times New Roman, 12 p.)

Important dates/deadlines

  •  15th of November 2015: 1st Call for papers/proposals.
  •  15th of Mars 2016 : Proposals should be sent to rompol@su.se

  •  15th of April 2016 : Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection from the scientific committee.
  •  30th of june-15th of September 2016: Registration.
  •  20th-21st October 2016: Workshop
  •  15th of December 2016: Articles should be sent torompol@su.se
  •  15th of mars 2017: Notification of Article Acceptance/Rejection based on the evaluations of external Peer Reviewers.
  •  Dec. 2017: Publication of an anthology (Stockholm University Press/Book serie: Stockholm Studies in Romance Languages).

Organisation Committee

(Romance Studies and Classics, University of Stockholm)

  • María-Luisa Bartolomei,
  • María Bernal,
  • Christophe Prémat,
  • Andrés Rivarola,
  • Malin Roitman,
  • Françoise Sullet-Nylander 

Scientific Committee

  • Alcaide Lara Esperanza (Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien)
  • Auboussier Julien (Université de Franche Comté, Besançon, France)
  • Bartolomei María-Luisa (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)
  • Bernal María (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)
  • Bolívar Adriana (Universidad Central de Venezuela)
  • Charaudeau Patrick (Université de Paris XIII, France)
  • Fuentes Rodríguez Catalina (Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien)
  • Johnen Thomas (Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany)
  • Hernández Flores Nieves (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Kerbrat-Orecchioni Catherine (Université de Lyon 2, France)
  • Prémat Christophe (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)
  • Rivarola Andrés (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)
  • Roitman Malin (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)
  • Sarlo Beatriz(University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Sullet-Nylander Françoise (Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University)

Catégories

Lieux

  • Stockholm, Suède

Dates

  • mardi 15 mars 2016

Mots-clés

  • politic, discourse, media

Contacts

  • Françoise Sullet Nylander
    courriel : francoise [dot] sullet-nylander [at] su [dot] se

Source de l'information

  • Françoise Sullet Nylander
    courriel : francoise [dot] sullet-nylander [at] su [dot] se

Pour citer cette annonce

« Political Discourse and the Extremes in the Romance Speaking Countries », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 25 novembre 2015, http://calenda.org/348084