Programme 2017-18

TERM 2 – all talks Mondays 2-3pm


5th February

County South C89

Jane Mulderrig

Nudging ‘the least sophisticated’ working classes: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of government health campaigns

12th February

County South C89

Edward De Vooght (Ghent University)

A reader-response account of schema theory in Italian Short Story Collections: A Pilot Study

19th February

County South C89

Josie Ryan (Bangor University) and Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)

“A nation divided”: spatial metaphor scenarios in news reports about the 2016 British EU referendum

5th March

**County South B59**

Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Language in first-person accounts of schizophrenia: From mind style to clinical relevance


19th March

County South C89

Jonathan Culpepper (Lancaster University) and Vittorio Tantucci (Lancaster University)

Reciprocity and (im)politeness


TERM 1 – all talks Mondays 1-2pm, County South C89

16th October Dima Atanasova (Lancaster University)

Fighting obesity, sustaining stigma: Metaphorical representations of obesity in the news

30th October Sam Browse (Sheffield Hallam University)

‘Are you thinking what we’re thinking?’ Mind modelling in the critical reception of political discourse

13th November Chloe Harrison (Coventry University)

Action chains, grounding and ‘narrative urgency’ in Enduring Love

27th November Chris Hart (Lancaster University) and Matteo Fuoli (University of Birmingham)

How persuasive is corporate discourse? An experiment testing the effectiveness of trust-building strategies in companies’ texts

11th December Lesley Jeffries (University of Huddersfield)

From austerity to Brexit: corpus-based investigations into lexical meaning and political realities