20 July, 2022, 1-2pm UTC+1: Presentation of the Crisis Discourse Blog and its Covid-19 special edition at IFES via Zoom

Covid Hydra © Amelie Kutter

Covid Hydra © Amelie Kutter

On 20 July, 1-2pm, you will have the occasion to discuss, with CriDis editors, including Dr Amelie Kutter, Dr Christiane Barnickel and Dr Elena Dück, the just-launched Crisis Discourse Blog (CriDis) and its Covid-19 special edition. Authors of the Covid-19 special edition will also be present. They will present their work at the Viadrina Institute of European Studies (IFES), the home of the workshop where contributions to the special edition originated. Dr Anja Hennig will facilitate the discussion.

You are cordially invited to join. More information on the event can be found via this link: https://www.crisis-discourse.net/en/2022/07/event-launch-of-cridis-and-its-covid-19-special-edition-at-ifes/

About CriDis: Crisis Discourse Blog (CriDis) is a platform for people interested in discourses of crisis. We offer accessible, but scientifically rigorous, analyses of current crisis debate and make suggestions for reflection. We look into framings, forms of language use, images and memes, ambiguous concepts and larger discourse configurations that suggest tackling a crisis in specific ways. We also use photography and illustration to engage with crisis debate. We believe that discourse analysis and artist intervention can help us to better navigate the mediatized drama of crisis and see through its social and political implications.

About the Covid-19 special edition of CriDis: The Covid-19 pandemic is revelatory of many current crisis tendencies, but it also reconfigured the way in which we imagine and do politics. This CriDis special edition on Covid-19 looks into nuances of the pandemic political that unfold from a discourse perspective: the re-drawn boundaries of inclusion and exclusion that constitute social groups, the governmentality of the responsible subject, pandemic biopolitics and possible alternatives, and the discourses and routines of states of exception. The CriDis Covid-19 special edition is an initiative of the DVPW discourse research group.