The symposium programme comprises 6 Panels and 2 Round Tables. The panels are arranged chronologically, to review past and present directions in CDA. Each panel focuses on a mainstream-CDA development area and is moderated by experts. The panel discussions serve as a preliminary to the round-table discussions about future directions for the CDA agenda, on the second day. These round table discussions should bring together new perspectives on CDA and CDS and its role in the new universities and in society at large.

The panels will be introduced and moderated by two experts. Plenty of time is reserved for discussion during each panel.

1. Historical Developments of CDA: Self-reflection: A historical discourse analysis of CDA.
Five short introductions with reflections and questions about the CDA paradigm, followed by a general discussion. The speakers will be Prof. Norman Fairclough, Emeritus Lancaster University, Dept of English and Linguistics; Prof. Gunther Kress, Culture, Communication & Media Institute of Education, University of London; Prof. Teun van Dijk, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; Prof. Theo van Leeuwen, University of Southern Denmark; Prof. Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, Dept of English and Linguistics.  Moderator: Martin Reisigl, Universität Wien 
2. CDA and CDS Past and Present: From Theory to Practice
Focus panel: Discussions on various theoretical developments, the Historical Approach and collaborative cross-disciplinary research design. Moderators: Michal Krzyzanowski, Örebro University & Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University 
3. CDA Today: Discourses and Societies in Transition and the CDA agenda
Focus panel: Discussions on change processes on the CDA agenda: constructions of practices of inequality, hegemony, activism, empowerment and emancipation. Moderator: Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics & Politics
4. Cognitive Discourse Studies and Social Psychology
Focus panel: Discussions on future directions for Cognitive and Social Psychological approaches. Moderator Chris Hart, Lancaster University (President of CADAAD) and Simon Goodman, University of Coventry
5. Multimodality: Dealing with complexity
Focus pane: Discussions on methods, goals and future directions beyond text analysis. Moderators Bob Hodge, University of Western Sydney & Kay O’Halloran, Curtin University, Perth
6. Future Directions for Corpus Analysis. Tools, data and bridges between qualitative and quantitative approaches
Focus panel: Discussions on developments and affordances of computational, content, linguistic and corpus assisted discourse analysis. Moderators Costas Gabrielatos, Edge Hill University, UK & Alison Duguid, University of Siena
7. Round Table: How does CDA/CDS fit in the new neoliberal University, and should it?
Discussions on promoting collaborative cross-disciplinary research: designing MA courses; motivations for funding applications, alternatives for doing CDA outside the academic framework. Moderator Ida Sabelis, VU University, Fac of Social Science, Organisation Science
8. Closing Round Table: A new-new agenda: Toward a sustainable Identity of a dynamic CDA/CDS framework and its strategies
Discussions on ‘doing being critical’ and re-articulating the CDA/CDS agenda. Moderators Bertie Kaal, VU University, Fac. of Humanities (ACDC) & Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (Research Group Moral Dimensions of Teaching) & VU University, Fac. of Humanities (ACDC)

Here is the CDA20+ – Final Programme (pdf)

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  1. Both linguistic and communication researches in China are highly fascinated by the principles and cause of CDA. There are quite a lot of efforts in translating and introducing the classic works of van Dijk (ideology, principles of CDA), Kress (critical linguistics, multimodality), Fairclough (discourse and social changes), van Leeuwen (multimodality, visual communication), and Wodak (racist discourse). And now, some of the researchers learn to approach Chinese discourses with the CDA perspective and have made good contributions to Discourse & Society, Discourse & Communication, Journal of Language and Politics, etc. It’s so exciting to see the founders and renowned scholars of the group meeting together to re-define the present and future direction of CDA!!!

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