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Discourse / Conversation / Communication Conference, Loughborough, UK‏

"Discourse / Conversation / Communication", International conference, Loughborough University, UK, 21-23 March 2012

Confirmed plenary speakers: Michael Billig, David Buckingham, David Deacon, Paul Drew, Derek Edwards, Peter Golding, Jim McGuigan, Angela McRobbie, Graham Murdock, Michael Pickering, Jonathan Potter, Teun A. Van Dijk, Liesbet Van Zoonen.

We invite submissions for individual papers that engage with empirical and theoretical topics in communication studies, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, media studies, social interaction, or cultural studies. Preference will be given to papers that address in original ways the promises and challenges or research in these areas.

Possible topics include:
* cultural economies and media industries
* popular culture and cultural history
* identity, difference and communication
* political communication
* communication and social exclusion
* media and religion
* memory and media
* comparative media research
* political and nationalist discourse
* discursive psychology
* membership categorization analysis
* conversation analysis

Abstracts should be up to 350 words in length and written in English. Only one abstract as single / first author will be accepted from any one individual.

Please submit your Abstract via Loughborough University's Conference Administration page:

Deadline for Abstracts: 1st December, 2011.

Looking forward to meeting you in Loughborough!
Dr. Sabina Mihelj
Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies
BSc Communication and Media Studies Programme Director
Department of Social Sciences
Brockington Building
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU Loughborough