Dr John Richardson BSc (Hons); PhD (Sheffield)
Reader in Critical Discourse Studies.
My main research interests revolve around social inequalities and language use, and the ways that these interact with and affect each other. I work within a field of research known as Critical Discourse Studies. We argue that because language use contributes to the production and the reproduction of social life, logically, it must play a part in producing and reproducing social inequalities. Critical Discourse Analysts aim to show how this occurs, thereby linking social and linguistic analysis.
I am the Editor of the international peer review journal, Critical Discourse Studies
Critical Discourse Studies; Discourse Historic Analysis; the discourse of British fascism; political propaganda, particularly leaflets; race, racism and journalism; social class and mass media; music and politics; rhetoric and argumentation; visual arguments; Pragma-Dialectical Argumentation
From February 2017 I will be a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, analysing British Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration since 2001. I will be focusing on the mass mediation of HMD and the ways that ordinary people engage with HMD.
SSA301 Introduction to CMS: The Press
SSA3?? Introduction to Critical Viewings
SSB317 Critical Viewings: Film
SSC318 Researching Communications, 3: Dissertation
SSP503 Textual Analysis
SSP317 Production and Reception Analysis