To date, we have received proposals for the following symposia (all titles are provisional):

  • Analysing Visual-Spatial Communication: Establishing the groundwork – chaired by Luke Rudge (University of the West of England)
  • Language, critique and social justice in contemporary capitalism – chaired by Jane Mulderrig (University of Sheffield) & Michael Farrelly (University of Hull)
  • Critical Education and Social Justice – chaired by David Hyatt (University of Sheffield)
  • Gunther Kress and Multimodality – chaired by Martin Kaltenbacher & Hartmut Stöckl (University of Salzburg)
  • Legitimation Code Theory Research in Europe – chaired by Richard Pountney (Sheffield Hallam University) & Steve Kirk (Durham University)

More to be announced. Applications to host symposia, with topic and full list of speakers, can be made to the conference organisers at

See Submission Guidelines for more details

Key Dates

Call for Papers
1st November 2019

Submission opens
15th November 2019
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Submission closes
10th January 2020
24th January 2020

Early Bird Registration opens
30th January 2020
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Notification of acceptance
28th February 2020

Standard Registration
16th March 2020

Registration closes
7th June 2020

Conference starts
1st July 2020