The CHINED IV conference will be held on 5-7 June 2014 at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

The academic programme will start at 2pm on Thursday the 5th, and end just after 4pm on Saturday the 7th. The conference dinner will be held in the evening on Saturday the 7th. The social programme includes receptions by the University and City of Helsinki on Thursday and Friday evenings, and post-conference excursions on Sunday the 8th June – click here for details. The schedule of the academic programme can be viewed here.

Academic programme

Plenarists and the titles of their talks:

Prof. Birte Bös
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
Of hopes and struggles – Newsmakers’ metadiscourse at the dawn of the newspaper age
Prof. Martin Conboy
(University of Sheffield)
British popular newspaper traditions: From the 19th century to the first tabloid
Prof. Roberta Facchinetti
(University of Verona)
The birth and development of multimodality in news reporting

You can view the abstracts of the plenary papers here.

List of confirmed speakers with titles of their papers (updated 27.5.2014):

Brownlees, Nicholas
(University of Florence)
“Advertisement Extraordinary”: Features and functions of parody advertising in the 18th-century British press
Cecconi, Elisabetta
(University of Florence)
Religious lexis and political ideology in Mercurius Aulicus and Mercurius Britannicus: Evidence from the FEEN corpus
Chovanec, Jan
(Masaryk University)
Announcements of sports matches in The Times in the 1860s
Claridge, Claudia
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
Writing for the working class: The Poor Man’s Guardian
Ermida, Isabel
(University of Minho)
Newspaper funnies at the dawn of modernity: Multimodal humour in early American comic strips
Jucker, Andreas H. and Daniela Landert
(University of Zurich)
Historical pragmatics and early speech recordings – Diachronic developments in turn-taking and narrative structure in radio talk shows
Kaislaniemi, Samuli
(University of Helsinki)
“Litle newes I heare worth the writing”: Introducing news in Early Modern English letters
Laitinen, Karoliina
(University of Helsinki)
More immigrants, more negativity? – Comparison of the use of numbers in immigration discourse in 1847 and 2007
Nevala, Minna
(University of Helsinki )
The public identity of Jack the Ripper in 19th-century newspapers
Nordlund, Taru and Ritva Pallaskallio
(University of Helsinki)
Letters, announcements, edicts, broadsheets – The shift of discourses in 19th-century Finnish newspapers
Ryan, John M.
(University of Northern Colorado)
Astride two worlds: The struggle between cultural preservation and assimilation, and the evolution of an integrated Italian-American identity in the Massachusetts immigrant press
Sánchez Roura, Teresa
(University of Santiago de Compostela)
“Succint and seasonable… at the bare expence of reading”: Book titles and book advertisements at the turn of the 17th century
Sklar, Howard and Irma Taavitsainen
(University of Helsinki)
A modest proposal in The Gentleman’s Magazine: Making sense of a peculiar 18th-century advertisement
Sousa, Jorge Pedro, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas and Sandra Gonçalves Tuna
(Fernando Pessoa University)
Diffusing political knowledge in illustrated magazines: A comparison between the Portuguese O Panorama and the British The Penny Magazine in the 1837-1844 period
Stenvall, Maija
(University of Helsinki)
Narrative vs. ‘objective’ style – Comparing news (agency) reports on Siedlce Pogrom, September 1906
Stermieri, Anna
(Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Exploiting humour meanings in the expression of personal stance: The case of newspaper theatre criticism in the 19th century
Suhr, Carla
(University of Turku)
“We now turn to” … processing popular news pamphlets
Valle, Ellen
(University of Turku)
A most rebellious, wicked, sinful, hardhearted people: Discourse strategies in three debates over the position of the Jews in a civil society
Walker, Brian
(University of Huddersfield)
Discourse presentation in Early Modern English print news
Wang, Ying
(Uppsala University)
A corpus-based analysis of lexical bundles in 19th-century news editorials

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