06-08/07/2022 | Bergamo, Italy


We are pleased to announce that the 9th conference of the Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), jointly organized by the University of Bergamo and Birmingham City University, will take place from 6-8 July 2022 and will be hosted by the University of Bergamo, Italy.

CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres. Whilst we hope to receive abstracts across the usual wide range of topics and approaches, we also invite scholars to present papers and posters that that engage with this year’s conference theme: (Critical) Discourse Analysis and the (new?) normal.

Norms, normalities, and normativities have undoubtedly been disturbed in recent years. Though ‘normal’ is a local, subjective, and fluid concept, norms are fundamental to collective endeavour and social practices and have important implications for ideology, power, and, of course, the construction of meaning in discourse. Equally, the destabilisation or disruption of norms gives rise to contestation over shared social values and normativities, as well as opportunities to galvanise new ways of being. The need for contemporary discourses to adjust to rapidly changing norms makes this an area of particular interest for (critical) discourse analysis.

Plenary speakers

  • Piotr Cap (University of Łódź)

  • Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of West of England)

  • Massimiliano Demata (University of Turin)

  • TBC: Frans van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam)

  • Giuliana Garzone (IULM University)

  • Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Important Dates

Call for Papers (CfP)

October 2021

Deadline for abstracts

Friday 17th December 2021EXTENDED: Friday 21st January 2022

Notification of acceptance

Friday 25th February 2022

Registration (presenters)

May 2022

Registration (attendance)

Attendees may register up to the beginning of the conference

Video submission

Deadline: 6 June 2022

Conference dates

06-08 July 2022


Prof. Stefania Maci

Università degli Studi di BergamoWebsite | @stefmaci

Dr. Mark McGlashan

Birmingham City | @Mark_McGlashan