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    DSh - Critical Discourse Analysis (Qualitative Research Series)

    Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 - 10:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus


    Textbook definitions of discourse analysis generally characterize the field as heterogeneous and constituted of a wide range of assumptions, approaches and methodologies. Reflecting the rising popularity of discourse analysis within social sciences, definitions of ‘discourse’ itself are abundant. The same goes for methodological perspectives.

    In the morning session of this workshop, students will get an introduction to social constructionist approaches to discourse and discourse analysis, in particular critical discourse analysis (CDA) as defined by Fairclough (1992; 1995). CDA emerged in the late 1980s as an interdisciplinary European school of discourse studies and ‘[s]ince then, it has become one of the most influential and visible branches of discourse analysis’ (Blommaert & Bulcaen 2000, p.447).

    In the afternoon session, participants will be asked to make exercises individually and/or in small groups to obtain more hands-on experience in conducting CDA. Finally, through classroom discussions, students will be given time to ask questions and/or discuss issues related to their own research projects. For this purpose, participants are invited to submit questions related to their project prior to the workshop.

    The language of instruction and communication in this seminar is English, unless all participants understand Dutch. Participants have to register for this seminar with their doctoral school. The number of participants is limited to 15.

    Stijn Joye is Stijn Joye (Ma, PhD Ghent University) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is a member of the Center for Journalism Studies (CJS), the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) and the Health, Media & Society (HM&S) research consortium. He was a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (UK, 2012), a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2010-2011) and a lecturer at the UIP summer school program of Sichuan University (China, 2016, 2017). Joye’s area of research, PhD supervision and publication covers the field of international news studies, news reporting on humanitarian crises, and the representation of suffering. Additionally, he studies the practice of artistic imitation in film with a focus on the Flemish-Dutch remake phenomenon. All research lines adopt a mixed-methods approach with a stress on qualitative research methodologies, in particular critical discourse analysis. In 2006, Joye was awarded the IAMCR Prize in Memory of Herbert I. Schiller. He is currently an Associate Editor of SSCI-indexed International Communication Gazette and a book review editor for SSCI-indexed Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. Within ECREA, Joye is chair of the International and Intercultural Communication section. In 2015, Joye joined the Board of NeFCA (The Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association) as the organization’s treasurer.

    Practical information:

    When: Tuesday July 2nd  10u-17u

    Location: Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, room tbc

    Maximum number of participants: 15

    Suggested credits for participation: 1 credit for active participation

    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.



    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

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