The conference is a unique opportunity to bring together different perspectives and methodologies involved in shaping the complexities and contradictions of current European identity discourses. A fundamental methodological pluralism is key to address these complexities and contradictions at a time of crisis.
The conference aims to bring together researchers interested in analyzing European identities in various discourses. Researchers from various disciplines will investigate historical, geopolitical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and social perspectives on Europe. The conference will invite contributions that explore the role of diversity and borders in forging and re-shaping European identities.
Scholars will be invited to submit papers that draw on discourse theory or textual analysis to investigate topics such as:
- Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities
- Europe: super-diverse and globalized
- Images of crisis and recovery in Europe
- Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
- Translation and linguistic (in)equality in Europe
- Refugees and asylum seekers in EU discourses
- European diversity through religion and culture
- Discourses on the European economic crisis
- Discursive constructions of borders
- Political discourse in the European Union
- Media constructions of European identities
- Ethnographic approaches to European identity-making
- Construction of European narratives