Crisis Discourse Blog has four different rubrics that authors can use to engage with crisis debate:


Slippery Concepts


Heuristic Tools

The four CriDis rubrics each offer a genre and method of critical reading that prompt the writer to re- and deconstruct current or historic debates in specific ways. The rubrics put research or reflections on crisis discourse in more accessible format and language compared to academic text genres, while at the same time keeping to rigour in argumentation and transparency in method. As snapshot analysis, for instance, can start with a personal reflection, puzzling discovery or current event, but will still make transparent how the ensuing analysis was conducted and how it is informed by a discourse approach. Each rubric also has its specific formatting.

The rubrics were developed in several rounds of experimentation, together with students of Amelie Kutter’s discourse studies classes and CriDis contributors.