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[ecrea] UU-IM PhD course on Discourse Studies and Method
Mon Dec 05 16:21:34 GMT 2016
A reminder -
Call for participants
Discourse Studies and Method: Using Discourse-Theoretical Analysis and
6 February - 10 February 2017
About the course
Course title: Discourse Studies and Method: Using Discourse-Theoretical
Analysis and Discursive-Material Analysis
Course coordinator and leader: Professor Nico Carpentier
Course credits: 7,5 credits.
Course timing: 6 February - 10 February 2017
Course location: Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Course background and purpose
The course aims to discuss two methods in the field of discourse
studies: Discourse-theoretical analysis (DTA) and Discursive-material
analysis (DMA). Both are grounded in so-called high theory, with
discourse theory as its main starting point, but with elements of actor
network theory and new materialism. This course will start with an
introduction to these theoretical models, but will then move on to their
analytical deployment in communication and media studies research.
Special attention will be spent on the creation of a theory-grounded
analytical model to guide the research. Apart from attending lectures,
participants will be expected to participate in both theoretical and
On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:
-have a deeper understanding of the field of discourse studies, and in
particular of its discourse-theoretical component
-have a deeper understanding of the theoretical relationship between the
discursive and the material -know how to translate discourse-theoretical
models into analytical practice, through the use of the notion of the
sensitizing concept (applied to discourse theory, and to
discourse-theoretical rereading of other theories) -be able to set up an
analytical model for a discourse-theoretical analysis and a
Teaching and evaluation
The one-week course will be organised in 10 teaching slots, combining
lectures and workshops. These workshops are partially theoretical
(presenting an article or chapter), and partially research-driven
(presenting an analytical model).
The grade Pass or Fail is given after 1) attendance of minimally 8
meetings, 2) a working group theoretical presentation, 3) an individual
case study presentation.
Available participant slots and costs
A total number of 20 participant slots are available. 40% of these are
earmarked for Uppsala University PhD researchers. Participation is free
of charge, but participants are required to pay themselves for their
travel and accommodation costs, and all other expenses.
Please use the registration form to register for the Discourse Studies
and Method PhD course:
Registration is open between 8 November 2016 and 16 January 2016.
Registration: Sophie Skogehall at (event /at/ uu.im.se)
Course content: Nico Carpentier (http://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N15-509)
The Destination Uppsala website
The Department of Informatics and Media website
Carpentier, Nico (2017) The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict
and Community Media Participation. New York: Peter Lang (in press).
Butler, Judith (1993) Bodies that matter. On the discursive limits of
'sex'. New York, London: Routledge.
Dolphijn, Rick, van der Tuin, Iris (2012) New materialism: Interviews
and cartographies. Ann Arbor: Open humanities press.
Glynos, Jason, Howarth, David (2007) Logics of critical explanation in
social and political theory. London and New York: Routledge.
Howarth, David (2000) Discourse. Buckingham, Philadelphia: Open
Howarth, David (2012) "Hegemony, political subjectivity, and radical
democracy", in Simon Critchley and Oliver Marchart (eds.) Laclau: A
critical reader. London: Routledge, pp. 256-276.
Howarth, David, Stavrakakis, Yannis (2000) “Introducing discourse theory
and political analysis”, in David Howarth, Aletta J. Norval and Yannis
Stavrakakis (eds.) Discourse theory and political analysis. Manchester:
Manchester University Press, pp. 1-23.
Laclau, Ernesto, Chantal Mouffe (1985) Hegemony and Socialist Strategy:
Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. London: Verso.
Latour, Bruno (2005) Reassembling the social. An introduction to
Actor-network-theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mouffe, Chantal (2005) On the Political. London: Routledge.
Philips, Louise, Jørgensen, Marianne W. (2002) Discourse Analysis as
Theory and Method. London: Sage.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty (1988) "Can the subaltern speak?", in Cary
Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg (eds.) Marxism and the Interpretation of
Culture. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, pp. 271-313.
Torfing, Jacob (1999) New Theories of Discourse. Laclau, Mouffe and
Žižek. Oxford: Blackwell.
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