Call for Papers: Discourse, Culture and Politics

An interdisciplinary symposium in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Hosted by the Newcastle Critical Discourse Group (NCDG)

Wednesday 18th May 2016, 11am-5pm, Newcastle University, KGVI.LT1

The NCDG is organizing a half-day symposium for PhD researchers across the social sciences. This would be a great opportunity for PGR students at all stages to present their work, get feedback and build networks across the faculty through a friendly and supportive environment. The event is not limited to research in critical discourse studies. We invite submissions on any topic related the theme of the symposium.

– If you would like to present you can reserve a place on the symposium programme by sending a title and abstract (150-250 words) to Pomelo ( and May ( ) by 5pm on Sunday 15th May 2016.

– Alongside your title and abstract, please include your full contact details and a brief biographical note (your name, your school & university)

– Please also specify in which stage of your PhD research you think you are (e.g. early, middle or final stage).

– Presentations will be around 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q&A

– The symposium will be closed with a round-table discussion, chaired by Majid Khosravinik and Darren Kelsey to ask further questions and continue discussion on general issues of research at PhD level

– PhD students in Newcastle University HASS faculty are strongly encouraged to attend and present at this event

– Fellow PhD researchers from other universities are also very welcome. We would love to hear about other research environments

– Please feel welcome to join us and attend this unique event even if you are not delivering a paper. The full event programme will be made available in advance of the day.

– If you do wish to present but you would like to attend, please send an email to our organising team (lunch will be provided if you confirm your attendance in advance): Suwannamas Lekngam (Pomelo) at Mesirin Kwanjai (May) at

Thank you and we hope to see you at the symposium.

Best wishes

Organising committee members