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[Commlist] DiscourseNet Summer School 5

Mon Feb 11 11:22:01 GMT 2019

The application deadline has been extended till March, 1st.

DNS5 Summer School “Political Discourse and Mediatization of Politics in the Globalized World”

16-19 August 2019

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia


The aim of DNS5 Summer School is to discuss theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and methods of political discourse analysis in the context of diverse information channels in the global digital space.

Politics in the contemporary globalized world is inconceivable without media which shape and frame communicative practices, the process being commonly referred to as /mediatization/.Digital media abundance poses new challenges which are theorized in various interdisciplinary strands of research which attempt to understand recent political changes through analyzing effects of targeting, algorithmization, information bubbles, etc. Whereas optimists welcome new media opportunities for political thought and practice, skeptical voices raise issues of political manipulation and discuss possible consequences of ethical and epistemological relativism flourishing within the digital environment. There is a lack of common theoretical ground uniting socio-political, technological, and discursive perspectives. For this reason, a space for discussing and exploring the methodological crossroads of these disciplinary domains is needed.

DNS5 Summer School is aimed to become such a space.  Scholars of different disciplinary backgrounds and research experience are invited to address issues of contemporary political discourse, media, and communication studies. We expect that participants of DNS5 Summer School will get new insights and directions for their research.

Summer School webpage:


Advanced MA and Ph.D. students from various disciplinary backgrounds interested in research questions emerging at the crossroads of Discourse Studies, Media Theory, and Political Communication Studies.


Participants of the Summer School will present and discuss the methodological and theoretical challenges of their MA or Ph.D. theses projects or first ideas and receive feedback from established and emerging scholars in the field. The school will provide a collaborative exchange and hands-on research experience in a rather informal workshop setting.


Prof. Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick, EHESS), Dr. Jan Krasni (University of Nis), Dr. Natalia Morozova (Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch), Dr. Ronny Scholz (University of Warwick).

Applications and abstracts (no more than 300 words)  of the proposed research project should be sent via the Google form: _  by March 1st, 2019. If you have issues with filling out the Google form (for example, if this service is inaccessible in your country), please contact: (_dns5summerschool /at/ <mailto:(dns5summerschool /at/>(_ordns5summerschool /at/ <mailto:(dns5summerschool /at/>- we’ll send you the questionnaire in a docx. format. If accepted, each participant will be asked to send in an extended (3-5 pages) version of the abstract by June 1^st , 2019. These texts will be circulated among the participants prior to the event to be commented on. Each participant will get at least two comments on their paper by two reviewers.


You may consider DiscourseNet’s publication outlets for your work:


Participation in the DiscourseNet Summer School costs €50. There are places for up to 20 participants. Fees can be paid online via the online form (more information will follow closer to the event).  We will provide you with any help needed regarding an application for a Russian visa. Low-cost accommodation will be available upon request.


As this is an international event, the working language will be English. We won’t ask you for certificates confirming your level of English competence but you should be able to deliver your presentation and discuss related questions in English.

The Summer School is a joint event organized by National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod branch) and DiscourseNet. DiscourseNet is an interdisciplinary and international network of discourse researchers existing since 2007.

ORGANIZERS: Julia Balakina (Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch),  Irina Mironova (Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch), Tatiana Shutova (Cardiff University).


Prof. Johannes Angermuller (Warwick University, EHESS), Konstantin Bannikov (Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch), Eduardo Chávez-Herrera (Warwick University), Irina Dushakova (Omsk State University, RUDN University), Dr. Jan Krasni (University of Nis), Dr. Natalia Morozova (Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch), Dr. Eugenia Samostienko (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, “Red Swallow” Publishing house & Lab), Dr. Jaspal Naveel Singh (University of Hong Kong).


Media partner – “Red Swallow” Publishing House & Lab

For any inquiries**you may have, please contact: (_dns5summerschool /at/ <mailto:(dns5summerschool /at/>_

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