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|IADA Conference 2018|
| 21.12.2018 |
The Internation Association for Dialogue Analysis will be hold its next conference at the University of Wisconsin, USA in July 2019.
On the conference's website, it says of the theme:
"In his 2004 essay, Bruno Latour differentiates between 'matters of concern' and 'matters of fact,' advocating for a focus on the former. As Latour explains, 'matters of concern' are built up or constructed through various sociomaterial mediations, which he describes as agencies, giving to this term a different twist by comparison to analytical action theory, for which intentionality was the crucial element (Davidson, 1963; Danto, 1973). Similarly, Cooren (2015; 2018) advocates for a 'relational ontology' perspective that acknowledges the social and material aspects of the communicative constitution of the world (Caronia & Chieregato, 2016). In a perspective centered on capabilities (with Nussbaum, 2011, or Sen, 2004b), researchers could place a special emphasis on a more detailed discussion of material and social conditions of dialogue.
Descriptively, dialogue can be said to take place when two or more beings interact. As we know, many different methodological frames can be used to pursue a descriptive goal: tools from linguistic analysis, conversation analysis (Mondada, 2017), dialogue analysis (Weigand, 2009), rhetorical analysis (Walton, 1989), discourse analysis (Gee, 2017), phenomenological description (Arnett, 2017; Merleau-Ponty, 1965), ethnography (Noy, 2017), etc. From a normative perspective, the concept of dialogue is used as a challenge to specific circumstances of intersubjectivity (Linell, 2017). It ranges from religious perspectives (Buber, 1923;1996) to a reflexive undertaking of value involvements by the dialogue partners (Létourneau, 2014, 2017). A critical perspective would also discuss dialogue issues in terms of obfuscation, abusive framings or power relationships, whether by referring to Marx, Foucault, Adorno, Butler or others.
In interrogating 'dialogic matters,' this conference especially (but not exclusively) invites papers that explore the various interconnections of dialogue, matter, matters of concern, and materiality. What are the specific social and material conditions which actually permit or facilitate dialogue? The conference will explore issues including the relevance and potential impact of various forms of dialogue on agency and action, the role of dialogue in addressing societal (Noy, 2015), political (Săftoiu, Neagu & Măda, 2015), cultural (Grein & Weigand, 2007), medical (Fatigante et al., 2016), environmental (Castor, 2018), scientific (Livnat, 2012) and technological (Caronia, 2015) 'matters of concern'. Papers could also discuss dialogue and its implications for constructing and de-constructing 'others', dialogue and the posthuman turn, crises in and about dialogue, and dialogue in the processes of learning, and of social and personal transformation.
Proposals from any academic discipline addressing questions related to dialogue and dialogue studies are welcome. Proposals may also address (but are not limited to) any of the following sub-themes:
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 February 2019.