Conference Report: Project Journal of Discourse Research and the Prospects of Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Cooperation

Nils Matzner, Lisa-Marian Schmidt


A symposium was held to mark the first anniversary of Journal of Discourse Research (ZfD), at which the status of German discourse research was discussed. Since its inception, German-language discourse research has been characterized by connections, challenges and limitations of interdisciplinarity in terms of both practical research and methodology. In four lectures and two panel discussions, participants explored specific issues of interdisciplinarity. Taking into account the difficult process of institutionalization of discourse research in the 1990s, it can be determined that a diverse and highly productive research environment has been created that marks a specific style of interdisciplinary thinking.



discourse; discourse research; dispositif; thought collective; ZfD; interdisciplinarity; transdisciplinarity


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