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Masterclass Series – Discourse Analysis – Postponed

We are offering Discourse Analysis as part of the ISJ Masterclass Series and the PhDSPT Research Methodologies course. 

This Masterclass is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers who would like to introduce this methodology into their work.

When: Postponed until further notice

Where: Level 2, 7 Mount Street, North Sydney

Lecturers: Dr Magdalena Zolkos, Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh, Dr Kiran Grewal


This masterclass offers an introduction to the concept, theory and practice of discourse analysis. While discourse analysis is a heterogenous field of theorising and analysing semiotic events, its common thread is the assumption that socio-political relations of power, inequality and dominance are both reproduced and resisted textually. This masterclass aims to introduce participants to the concept and theory of discourse analysis found in the work of Michel Foucault, as well as Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, and scholars working in the tradition of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) – Norman Fairclough, Teun A. van Dijk, and others. It also includes a segment on the methodology of discourse analysis, offering practical excercises that teach skills to enable the participants to incorporate CDA in their postgraduate research.

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