Calls for papers for conferences taking place in July 2024

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) Conference: Borders and boundaries in/across discourses.
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland). 10-12 July 2024.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2023.

This year’s conference theme is Borders and boundaries in/across discourses. With the invasion of  Ukraine, Europe has yet again seen people moving across borders in search for security and new life  from yet another direction. Around the world, state borders are being fought over and people are  more mobile than ever, including war, climate change, poverty, and post-COVID mobility.  

The conference theme understands borders in a much broader way, including identity (self/other,  us/them), time (past/present), politics (left/right, mainstream/extreme), and society  (public/private), as well as borders within and between academic fields (quantitative/qualitative,  interdisciplinarity) and those that exist between research and praxis. 

As with previous CADAAD conferences, we are also happy to see abstracts of discourse analytical  work from any field that looks at, among others: 

  • Post/de/anti-Colonialism 
  • Corporate and organisational communication 
  • Culture, cultural studies, and cultural promotion 
  •  Education 
  •  Environment and environmentalism 
  • Mental or physical health 
  • Gender & sexuality 
  • News and (social) media analysis 
  • Protest and social movements 

Plenary speakers 

  • Audrey Alejandro (London School of Economics) 
  • Zohar Kampf (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 
  • Witold Klaus (Migration Consortium) 
  • Michał Krzyżanowski (Uppsala University) 
  • Anna Marchi (University of Bologna) 
  • Viviane de Melo Resende (University of Brasília)


The conference will be in-person only and online presentations will not be possible. Papers can be  individually or co-presented. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes. Abstracts for  presentations should be 300 words (including references). 

Extended deadline for abstracts: 15th December 

To submit an abstract:  

Thematic panels 

We welcome proposals for thematic panels. Panels should include 6 individual presentations. If you  are interested in organising one, please write to for an initial chat. 

Extended deadline for completed panel proposals: 27th November 

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Original CFP

(Posted 23 November 2023)

The 29th Annual Dickens Society Symposium: “Dickens, Context and Co-occurrence”.
University of Birmingham, UK. 15 – 18 July 2024.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 January 2024.

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Presentation of the event

The theme of the 2024 symposium will be “Dickens, Context and Co-occurrence”. We invite you think of the various contexts that Dickens’s works are set in, connect to, and imagine. Contexts are where things co-occur – with various effects. Topics of papers can cover Dickens and the context of theatre, the world of fashion, or the natural environment; Dickens and changing contexts through travel, translation, and time; contexts of family and friends; you may also want to think about the relationship between real world contexts and the textual contexts of the words on the page. As is the case every year, proposals on other aspects of Dickens’s life and works are welcome, too. 

Please submit your abstract of 300 words (maximum) and bio of 150 words (maximum) to Deadline: 15 January 2024.

Please note that you need to be a member of the Dickens Society to present at the annual symposium. Membership is conferred by subscription to the Dickens Quarterly. Find out more here.

Details about travel, accommodation, and the conference programme will be posted and updated on the Dickens Society website. 

For any questions, please contact


  • Symposium 15 – 18 July 2024;
  • Abstracts by 15 January 2024. 


Contact details

(Posted 10 November 2023)