Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CFP: Europe in Discourse II: Agendas of Reform: Athens, Greece

Deadline: June 10th, 2018

The time is now appropriate to discuss solutions rather than problems: Britain’s decision to leave the EU reinforced disintegrative agendas across Europe, making it painfully clear that European integration cannot be taken for granted. The pro-European French President Emmanuel Macron promises to re-launch Europe. He expresses hopes for Europe to find “new ambition”, and pledges closer cooperation with Germany. For her part, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken of her agenda to draw up a "common road map" for Europe, and deepen social and economic reform across Europe. Although reform is a common denominator in the discourse of political and state actors throughout Europe, it is unclear what exactly this entails or how it can be achieved. There is no agreement on the Agendas of Reform that are emerging. What lies ahead for Europe depends on how effectively these agendas will be formulated and implemented.

The 2nd Europe in Discourse Conference Agendas of Reform invites papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives on the following topics:Values-based Reform, from Enlargement to LegitimizationCompleting the EMUEU Security and DefenseThe Franco-German RelationshipThe Transatlantic DimensionThe European Union and IslamGreece and the European Union
Since Agendas of Reform follows the 1st Europe in Discourse Conference, contributions on the so-called “poly-crisis” of the EU, the refugee crisis and European populism on the right and the left are also welcome.

We also accept papers on the following topics:Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identitiesEurope: super-diverse and globalizedImages of crisis and recovery in EuropeConceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about EuropePopulist discourses and the EUThe Refugee crisis in EU discoursesEuropean diversity through religion and cultureDiscursive constructions of bordersPolitical discourse in the European UnionMedia constructions of European identities

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Presentation Formats and Abstracts
Proposals are welcome as oral communications and themed panels.Oral Communications
Proposals for participation in the 2nd International EID Conference on Agendas of Reform should be submitted as oral communications consisting of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts for oral communications should not exceed 300 words and list five keywords.Proposals for oral communications should be submitted online via the Conference website by May 25th, 2018.Themed Panels
Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include an overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and abstracts of 4 – 5 papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions). The names of panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their own name. Acceptance notifications will be sent only to panel organizers.Panel proposals should be submitted online via the Conference website by May 25th, 2018.

Evaluation Process
All abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. In their review, the Committee will consider the degree to which the presentation makes a contribution to the development of the discipline, points to future research agendas, or presents innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines. A proposal may be given higher priority if clearly linked to one or more of the conference themes.Notification
Notification of acceptance of oral communications and panels will be sent by June 15th, 2018.One-Presentation Rule
Presenters are entitled to submit only one abstract as a first author. Speakers agreeing to present papers in panels also follow the one-presentation rule, i.e. someone who is first author or presenter cannot also be first author or presenter for another paper.

Agendas of Reform will bring together communication scholars, linguists, discourse and political analysts, journalists, politicians, policy makers, and legal, financial and economic experts to talk about the future shape of Europe. We believe that the results of this interdisciplinary dialogue on Europe can both illuminate and inform the agendas—and decisions—of those who “do” Europe.

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