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[Commlist] Conference: Covid, Culture and Communication (CCC)

Thu Mar 25 20:01:21 GMT 2021

Covid, Culture and Communication (CCC)
One-day online conference
Université Paris Nanterre - France
June 4 2021

The current pandemic has brought into sharp focus a number of issues within
the field of communication that have direct stakes in language, discourse and
culture. Much emphasis has already been placed on the communication used by
governments to manage the pandemic and on that produced, in reaction, by
citizens. But another major issue is the upheaval brought about in the field
of specialized communication, namely the switch from in-person to online
communication, and more generally how the pandemic has affected us
The aim of this one-day conference is to provide, more than one year into the
pandemic, an initial space for reflection, in which to analyse some of the
multiple connections within the covid-culture-communication interface, both
on a general level, but particularly in relation to discourse practice in the
professional context. Indeed, the era of covid has modified communication
formats and ushered in new formats which beg analysis on the linguistic,
discursive and institutional levels. Such an analysis is enriched by cultural
considerations, like by what Michel Foucault terms ”cultural spaces” (Les
mots et les choses) in which manifestations of culture (language,
institutions, religious beliefs, economic systems, etc…) share a common
fabric of representations proper not only to  physical spaces (homes,
classrooms, hospitals, the workplace...), but to abstract ones as well
(internet, media, institutions, art…).

Angles of enquiry include:
-	A comparison between cultural spaces and places;
-	The shift from in-person to computer-mediated communication;
- Concrete studies of new types of discourse practice ushered in under covid,
or modified forms of discourse practice, in which actors of the business
world now need to engage;
-	New discourses of the international workplace;
-	Shifts in work practice generally, including the blurring of the
professional/personal spaces;
-	Sociological and/or psychological stakes of such shifts in work practice.

Plenary speakers:
Danièle Linhart, Professor of Sociology, CNRS, France
Almut Koester, Professor in English language, Wirtschaftsuniversität,
Vienna, Austria
Suzanne Tieze, Professor of multilingual management, Sheffield Hallam
University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

To enrol to attend the conference, please contact the conference organisers:
Fiona Rossette: (rossette /at/
Elvis Buckwalter: (elvis.buckwalter /at/

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