International Conference on Discourse and Cultural Transformation
9-13 October 2004, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Call for Papers
Cultural imperialism is one of the most fundamental and pressing problems in contemporary ordinary and disciplinary life. To initiate an international forum on how discourse research can promote cultural co-existence and harmony, we will host an international conference at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) between 9th and 13th of October, 2004. We hope to bring together scholars in language and communication, cultural studies, literary criticism, anthropology, education, sociology, psychology and other social disciplines and from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. In this forum, we shall take up philosophical, theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives on discourse studies with a view to undermining discourses of cultural repression and advocating new discourses of cultural cohesion.
The relationship between discourse and culture
Cross-fertilisation between cultural studies and discourse studies
Postcolonialism, diaspora and discourse theory
Cultural imperialism in language/communication/discourse scholarship
The international position of non-western scholarship in language/communication/discourse
The study of non-western discourses
Intercultural communication and critical pedagogy
Discourse studies in China
Please submit a full A4 page abstract, indicating:
the central topic and thesis
The selection process will match these contents against the proposed themes of the conference.
All abstracts should be received by 31 March 2004. You will receive notification of the acceptance of your proposal by 30 April 2004.
We seek to publish a selection of the papers with an international publisher.
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