We invite contributions to the special issue “Discourses of Covid-19 and the reconfiguration of the political” to be published in the CADAAD Journal and the related authors’ workshop. The special issue will present contributions that decipher what reconfigurations of the political have unfolded in and through the pandemic when looked at from a discourse perspective.
The editors of this first issue of the Crisis Discourse Blog are proud to be able to present a collection of carefully crafted blog posts. They look into the repercussions the pandemic has had on ‘the political’, on what constitutes our political struggle and political identities in the pandemic era. What emerges from this collection is a nuanced view of ‘the pandemic political’ and of the contribution discourse analysis can make to cognise the implications of Covid-19. It demonstrates the complementary or alternative insights that are revealed when one applies different traditions of discourse research and genres of critical reading