Special Issue – Call for Papers

Recontextualising Brexit: discursive representations from outside the UK

Edited by Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Veronika Koller, Susanne Kopf, Marlene Miglbauer

This special journal issue deals with how the Brexit phenomenon is recontextualised outside of the United Kingdom. We are interested in how the post-referendum withdrawal process has been discursively represented in different political, socio-cultural and economic settings as well as in how specific historical factors influence those representations. To complement previous research (Koller et al., 2019, Zappettini & Krzyżanowski, 2019), the focus of the special issue will be on non-UK discourses. The scope for articles is broad, encompassing various stakeholders, discourse domains and (supra-)national contexts. We welcome contributions that address, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • reactions by business organisations and economists
  • fictional accounts (e.g. novels, films, comedy)
  • responses by national and supranational institutions and individuals
  • citizens’ perspectives in online and offline forums
  • representations of Brexit in news media

To reflect the interdisciplinary editorial team, we aim for this special issue to feature contributions from diverse fields of study and therefore invite researchers working in linguistics, discourse analysis, political science and international relations, communication and media studies, sociology and possibly others.

The same broad approach applies to data and methodologies, including spoken, written or multimodal data, and quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.

Please send your abstract of up to 350 words (excl. references) to brexit.SJI@gmail.com by 31 July 2019. In your abstract, please clearly state the aims and research questions of your paper, its theoretical background, the data and analytical methods used as well as indicative findings.

We plan to submit the special journal issue for publication by the end of 2020. First drafts will have to be submitted by 31 March 2020, with final drafts due by 15 August 2020. We regret that due to the topical nature of the issue, we will not be able to grant any extensions on deadlines, including the one for the abstract.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract!