The DARK SIDE OF COMMUNICATION
2ND INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON DISCOURSE AND COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTS
14 – 16 August 2019
AALBORG UNIVERSITY, DENMARK
We have seen an upsurge in research into organizational communication, PR communication, corporate communication, branding communication etc. Whereas this voluminous strand of research has delved ever deeper into the instrumental nature of organizational/corporate communication, little attention, outside organizational discourse studies, has been devoted to examining what happens when we allow organizational/corporate communication to constitute the reality in which we live. This conference explores our understanding of what dark side communication activities ‘are’ and what they ‘do’ in or with reference to organizational contexts.
Keynote speakers are:
Professor Dennis Mumby, USA: (Re)Branding the Dark Side: Communicative Capitalism and Neoliberalism
Professor David Boje, USA: Water storytelling and dark side of sixth extinction denial
Assoc. Professor Charlotte Simonsson, Sweden: Managerialism – a threat to communication professionalism?
Assoc. Professor Erika Darics, UK: Coming out of the dark: critical language and discourse awareness as key soft skills
The conference is hosted by the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University.