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[ecrea] Europe in Discourse ΙΙ Call for Papers

Thu May 17 20:27:07 GMT 2018

Call for Papers extended for the 2nd International Europe in Discourse Conference AGENDAS OF REFORM
Athens, 21-23 September 2018

The 1st Europe in Discourse Conference on Identity, Diversity, Borders used the lens of discourse analysis to talk about Europe and the challenges it faces. Back in September 2016 we were happy to see the wide participation from discourse analysts, linguists and communication experts. The Conference closed with an open commitment for a second conference in 2018 with a greater interdisciplinary character. The 2nd Conference under the Europe in Discourse initiative delivers on that promise for interdisciplinarity but remains very much focused on the need to engage discourse analysts to discuss the pressing topics around the future of Europe. Since any discussion about Europe is also a discussion about values, interculturalism and the clash of civilizations, it is ultimately about discourse as well. A multifaceted conference like Agendas of Reform could not achieve its potential without the presence of discourse analysts. Your response to the call for papers is therefore of maximum importance.

Discourse plays an important role in any discussion about Europe. Talking about the topics that have informed Europe cannot be divorced from the language that was used to construct it in the first place. How could one talk about Islam and EU without looking at the cultural assumptions that underlie the variant national discourses? How can we talk about enlargement or integration without looking at the discourses prompted by Brexit? How can we construct a new narrative about Europe without evaluating the values and the discourses that will shape it?

Data for analysis can be drawn from a variety of sources: Media texts, social media material, key texts that have informed the making of Europe such as the 1957 Treaty of Rome, or the 1991 Maastricht Treaty, anti-immigration speeches by political leaders such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary or Marine Le Pen in France can provide interesting areas of discourse-oriented research. Europe in Discourse is an initiative that builds on the premises of what Teun A. van Dijk calls “Discourse in Society". We invite you, therefore, to take part in a conference that will foreground long socioeconomic and political problems of Europe through the lens of discourse analysis. We continue to seek your input as linguists and discourse analysts to diagnose the discursive template(s) that make up Europe today and shape the various European identities.
We particularly welcome contributions on the following Conference Themes:
- The Refugee crisis in EU discourses - Anti-immigration and discourses of fear - Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities - Europe: super-diverse and globalized - Images of crisis and recovery in Europe - Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
-	Populist discourses and the EU
-	Educational discourses in the EU
-	European diversity through religion and culture
- Discursive constructions of borders - Political discourse in the European Union - Media constructions of European identities - EU multilingualism
-	Linguistic plurality in EU

Presentation Formats and Abstracts
Proposals are welcome as oral communications and themed panels.

Oral Communications
Proposals for participation in the 2nd International EID Conference on Agendas of Reform should be submitted as oral communications consisting of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts for oral communications should not exceed 300 words and list five keywords. Proposals should be submitted online on the Conference website by June 10th , 2018. To submit your abstract click here:

Themed Panels
Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include an overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and abstracts of 4 – 5 papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions). The names of panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their own name. Acceptance notifications will be sent only to panel organizers. Please submit your proposal online on the Conference website by June 10th, 2018. To submit your panel proposal click here:

Evaluation Process
All abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. In their review, the Committee will consider the degree to which the presentation makes a contribution to the development of the discipline, points to future research agendas, or presents innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines. A proposal may be given higher priority if clearly linked to one or more of the conference themes.

Notification of acceptance of oral communications and panels will be sent by July 1st, 2018.

One-Presentation Rule
Presenters are entitled to submit only one abstract as a first author. Speakers agreeing to present papers in panels also follow the one-presentation rule, i.e. someone who is first author or presenter cannot also be first author or presenter for another paper.

Please consult the home page of the website for a list of the Conference Committees Confirmed Speakers who will participate in plenary panels: • Despina-Ino Afentouli, NATO
•	Nicholas R. Burns, Harvard University
•	Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics
•	Konstantinos Filis, Institute of International Relations
•	Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens
• François Heisbourg, International Institute for Strategic Studies • Panagiotis Ioakimides, University of Athens • Michał Krzyżanowski, University of Liverpool • François Lafond, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, FYROM
•	George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economics and Business
•	Alexis Papachelas, Executive Editor of Kathimerini newspaper
•	Haris Papassotiriou, Institute of International Relations
•	George Prevelakis, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
•	Federico Romero, European University Institute
• Antonio Varsori, European Union Liaison Committee of Historians, University of Padua
•	Franco Zapettini, University of Liverpool
Conference Presidents
Leonidas Phoebus Koskos, President, Hellenic American University Spiridon Flogaitis, Director, European Public Law Organization

Contact Information
Conference Secretariat: (europeindiscourse /at/ Website:

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