Thursday, February 9, 2023

Four of the clusters founders, Drs Martin J. Power, Amanda Haynes, Aileen Dillane and Eoin Devereux have established the ‘Discourse, Power and Society’ series with Rowman & Littlefield International. 

The series will publish edited collections, monographs and textbooks which problematize the relationship of discourse to inequality, exclusion, subjugation, dominance and privilege. In doing so, the linkages between discourse, modes of social organisation, lived experience and strategies of resistance will be addressed.

Theoretically, books in this series are envisaged as:

  • Illuminating the generative power of discourse in constructing, sustaining and challenging inequitable modes of social organization.
  • Interrogating the potential of discourse to both foreclose and promote alternative frameworks of understanding within the public consciousness
  • Uncovering the conditions under which established and radical discourses flourish or are dismissed.

Empirically, the series editors are particularly interested in publishing work which:

  • Documents the frameworks of understanding proffered by contemporary and historical discourses, including their temporal and cultural specificities
  • Unearths the historical roots of popular and ‘common sense’ discourses
  • Unpacks the socio-political contexts which inform discourses.
  • Uncovers the interests served by specific discursive formations.

Methodologically, the series will welcome texts which:

  • Address key ontological and epistemological debates within the broad field of discourse analysis
  • Curate collections of essays by cutting edge researchers on approaches to discourse analysis as method
  • Provide introductory and supporting materials aimed at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students who are new to the analysis of discourse.
  • Further information is available here.

To submit a proposal for a monograph or edited collection, please download and complete the Proposal Form and submit it by email to, together with a sample chapter.