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Professor Michal Krzyzanowski

Formerly at Lancaster University

Current Teaching

In 2010/11, I convene and teach on FASS 517 ('Discourse Analysis') at the postgraduate level. I also contribute to LING 232 ('Understanding the Media') at the undergraduate level and to LING 440 ('Critical Discourse Analysis') at the postgraduate level.

Research Interests

Michal Krzyzanowski is a Senior Research Fellow at Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, which he joined in 2004 from Department of (Applied) Linguistics, University of Vienna.

He has researched and taught widely on socio-political, organisational and institutional change in Europe and the EU from the perspective of such topics as: communication and discourses in/of the EU politics; social and political identities in Europe/EU; institutional change and governance reform in the European Union as well as post-communist transformation in Central and Eastern Europe; media and the European public sphere; multilingualism, linguistic and cultural diversity in EU policies and institutions; and discrimination and social exclusion in contemporary European societies. He has also worked on developing new discourse-based approaches in qualitative research methodology and critical discourse studies.

He is Associate Editor of the ISI-listed Journal of Language and Politics (John Benjamins) and has published extensively incl. in such journals as Discourse & Society, Journalism Studies or Journal of Language and Politics. He is the author, co-author and editor of several monographs and major anthologies in the field of critical discourse studies incl. on issues related to media and political communication in contemporary Europe.

At Lancaster Michal has previously taught on such courses as: LING 153 ('Introduction to Language in Society'), LING 207 ('Language and Identity'), LING 232 ('Understanding the Media'), LING 435 ('Sociolinguistics'), LING 440 ('Critical Discourse Analysis') and on Faculty PhD Courses such as FASS 517 'Discourse Analysis' or FASS 514 'Focus Group as a Research Method' (he convenes the former in 2010/11 and previously convened the latter in 2006/07 and 2007/08). He also teaches regularly at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland) and has held many guest lectures and seminars across Europe incl. in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland or Sweden.

Additional Information

Recent Book Publications (Since 2007)


(2007) (Un)Doing Europe. Discourses and Practices of Negotiating the EU Constitution. Brussels et.al: P.I.E. - Peter Lang. (with F. Oberhuber).

(2008) The Politics of Exclusion: Debating Migration in Austria. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. (with R. Wodak).

(2008) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (with R. Wodak, Polish translation forthcoming in 2010).

(2008) Discourse and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (with A. Galasinska).

(2009) The European Public Sphere and the Media: Europe in Crisis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (with A. Triandafyllidou and R. Wodak).

(2010) Diskurs-Politik-Identität / Discourse-Politics-Identity. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.(with R. de Cillia, H. Gruber and F. Menz).

(2010)The Discursive Construction of European Identities: A Multilevel Approach to Discourse and Identity in the Transforming European Union. Frankfurt am Main et. al.: Peter Lang.

Recent Research Projects (since 2007)

DYLAN: Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity (2006-11, EU-FP6, IP). Further Info: http://www.dylan-project.org

EMEDIATE: Media and Ethics of the European Public Sphere: From the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror (2004-07, EU FP6, STREP). Further Info: http://www.iue.it/RSCAS/Research/EMEDIATE

RASIM: Discourses of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK Press, 1996-2006 (2006-07, ESRC). Further Info: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/activities/285

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