The 6th International Conference
on Multicultural Discourses

Logo kleinFollowing the past and recent successes of the International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, with the latest held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2016, we have now decided to hold the event once every two years instead of three.

This means that the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses will be held from October 23-25, 2018 at the Department of Culture Studies, School of Humanities at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The event will be co-organized by – Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity, affiliated to the same institution, and – the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, and hosted by the former.
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Taking cultural discourse studies (CDS) as the central frame of reference, the aim of this international conference is to investigate the affordances, shortcomings, as well as unexplored potentials offered by the multicultural discourses as an intellectual movement when engaged with recent conceptual developments and areas of interest across the social sciences and the humanities.

Themes and domains of study

  • Western and Non-Western uptakes on superdiversity
  • Discourses of international relations and (anti-)globalization
  • Discourses of security, securitization and polarization
  • Discourses of development and democratization
  • Discourses of conviviality and conflict
  • Discourses of the arts transforming and reshaping metropolitan and rural public spheres
  • Discourses of the environment
  • Discourses of (online) literacy practices and their implications for (formal, informal and non-formal) learning
  • Discourses of language ideology, migration and education
  • Discourses of political belonging and skepticism


Prof. Donal CarbaughUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Cultural discourse analysis: Threads and details of application

Prof. Wenshan JiaChapman University California / Renmin University of China
Going forward or going backward? A comparative study of the Xiistic pro-globalization discourse and the Trumpistic anti-globalization discourse

Dr. Manuela GuilhermeUniversidade de Coimbra, Portugal / Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Multicultural discourses across ‘glocalising’ epistemologies in transnational research

Prof. Jan BlommaertTilburg University, The Netherlands / Ghent University, Belgium
The care of the Selfie

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