Cod. SIMP018 - ABSTRACT


Title: DISCOURSE AND THE CHALLENGE OF MATERIALITY

Coordinators/Institutions:
ANDERSON SALVATERRA MAGALHÃES (UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SÃO PAULO – UNIFESP)
JOÃO MARCOS MATEUS KOGAWA (UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SÃO PAULO – UNIFESP)

Abstract: The aim of this Symposium is to gather researchers interested in the articulation of Semiology, specially, but not exclusively, the trend developed by Roland Barthes, and French Discourse Analysis or Dialogic Discourse Analysis. The mobilization of those fields of knowledge searches the improvement in the treatment of language phenomena which escape from strict verbal limits, and yet cannot do without them. This way, investigations which identify aspects in the theoretical production in those areas and promote a new look over the object and over theory itself are focused. Papers which discuss how process of construction, criteria of validation and ways of manifesting ties constituent of distinct collective and societal arrangements are developed in and through language, especially those arrangements generated from the contemporary socio-discursive changes triggered off or mediated by cultural memory technology, are welcome. In other words, investigations which tackle issues at stake nowadays which provoke the theoretical and methodological reconfiguration of language studies are encouraged. What impact does the reconfiguration of group identities have for the functioning of language? What means, from a discursive perspective, to be Brazilian, black, woman, among so many other social attributes which draw and redraw groups and identities? How do the changes in social relations which reorganize hegemony and homogeny affect the functioning of language? In what material bases are those discursive processes flagrant? Those are some of the various questions which can mobilize the gathering of researchers in this Symposium.

Keywords: Semiology; French Discourse Analysis; Dialogic Discourse Analysis; Ethical, Political and Aesthetical Dimension of Language.