Programme (provisional)


*All sessions to be held at 121 Muirhead Tower.

9.15 Welcome

9.30 Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham) – ‘I, Daniel Blake’, dialogic discourse and the notion of (in)equality

10.00 Matt Davies (University of Chester) – ‘TERRORISED BY UNION BULLIES’ – the discursive misrepresentation of strike action as inherently violent, in the UK press

10.30 Mark McGlashan (Birmingham City University) – A corpus-assisted analysis of ideological affiliation on Twitter: in-groups and out-groups in the followership of an online protest movement

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Joe Bennett (University of Birmingham) – Inequality, vernacular English, and synthetic personalisation in World War 2 propaganda

12.00 Jane Mulderrig (University of Sheffield) – Health inequality and the representation of ‘risky’ working class identities in public discourse

12.30 Lynsey Hanley – (Liverpool John Moore University)

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Ilse Ras (Leeds University) – Exploitation and Wealth Inequality: Representations of Corporate Fraud and Modern Slavery by British Newspapers

14.30 Alessia Tranchese (University of Portsmouth) – Using corpora to investigate the representation of poverty in the 2015 UK general election campaign

15.00 Lesley Jeffries and Brian Walker (University of Huddersfield) – We are NOT all in this together: a corpus/critical analysis of austerity in print news media 2009, 2015 and 2017

15.30 Coffee break

15.45 Round table

16.30 End of the symposium