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Charlotte-Rose Kennedy

Linguistics, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

'Flexing some democratic muscle': The representations of Brexit demonstrations in daily national UK newspapers

Through Corpus Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis, my research focuses on national daily UK newspaper representations of pro- and anti-Brexit protests and the implications these representations may have on our democracy and the public’s perceptions of demonstrations.


Research Area

  • Linguistics

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

2023:

Kennedy, C. R. (forthcoming).  The use of verbal processes to express (de)legitimation in the UK press reporting of pro- and anti-Brexit protests. Sociolinguistics of Protesting. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Cherniaeva, A., Kennedy, C. R. & Brookes, G. (forthcoming). Collocates: what are they and how can they be used to explore representation? In: F. Heritage & C. Taylor (eds) Analysing Representation: A corpus and discourse textbook. London: Routledge.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2022:

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Using Worthiness, Unity, Numbers and Commitment to Analyse Reported Speech in the Pro- and Anti-Brexit Press. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines. 14(1): 86-106.

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Worthiness, Unity, Numbers and Commitment: strengthening qualitative corpus methods in the critical discourse analysis of protest press coverage. Discourse & Society. 33(5): 611-630.

2020:

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). Book Review: The Language of Protest: Acts of Performance, Identity and LegitimacySocial Movement Studies. 21(5): 717-718.

2018:

Kennedy, C. R. (2018). Book Review: Men and Masculinity: The Basics. Men and Masculinities. 21(4): 574-576.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

2022:

Kennedy, C. R., Parnell, T. and Rhodes, A. (2022). "Lived Experience" activism? Researcher Activist Network Zine. 6 June 2022.

2021:

Kennedy, C. R. (2021). How we talk about protest mattersJourney to Justice. 3 June 2021.

2020:

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). Thematic Categorisations: Keeping an Open MindLAGB Student Committee Blog. 23 November 2020.

Conferences

INVITED TALKS

2022:

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). [Visiting lecture] Using WUNC to analyse media discourse. Media Discourse: Events module. 10 October 2022; De Montfort University, England.

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Identifying and analysing worthiness, unity, numbers and commitment in the UK press coverage of protests. Paper presented at Media Discourse Centre seminar. 9 June 2022; De Montfort University, England. 

2021: 

Kennedy, C. R. (2021). Opposing representations of the same speech in the context of the People's Vote March. Paper presented at Language, Ideology and Power research group. 11 May 2021. Lancaster University, England.

CONFERENCES

2023:

Kennedy, C. R. (forthcoming). Polarised press, polarised coverage? Contemplating the coverage of Brexit protests in national UK newspapers. Political Studies Association Annual International Conference; 3 – 5 April 2022; University of Liverpool, England.

2022:

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Using corpus linguistic methods to evaluate the significance of the protest paradigm in contemporary UK protests. Paper presented at II International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics; 30 September 2022; University of Granada, Spain.

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Worthiness, Unity, Numbers and Commitment: proposing a novel approach to the analysis of protest texts in corpus-assisted Critical Discourse Analysis. Paper presented at Critical Approaches to Discourses Across Disciplines; 6 – 8 July 2022; University of Bergamo and Birmingham City University, Italy. You can watch a pre-recorded version of my talk here.

2019:

Kennedy, C. R. (2019). The representations of the People's Vote March in The Express and The Independent. Poster presented at Corpora, Discourse and Society BAAL Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group Annual Workshop. Corpora, Discourse and Society. 13 November 2019. Lancaster University: England.

SEMINARS

2022:

Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Testing WUNC as a framework to analyse non-protest media discourse. Language Sandwich; 23 November 2022; Nottingham Trent University, England.

2021:

Kennedy, C. R. and Wright, D. (2021). Policing protests, or policing police? A Critical Discourse Analysis of the 2019 Extinction Rebellion demonstrations. Paper presented at Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series 2021. 8 February 2021. Online.

Kennedy, C. R. (2021). Moral panics, protests, and policy implications in the context of Brexit. Paper presented at Inequality, Culture and Difference seminar series. 14 January 2021. Nottingham Trent University: England.

2020:

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). Military discourses in the press reporting of Brexit demonstrations. Paper presented at Research Presentation Cafe. 15 December 2020. Nottingham Trent University: England.

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). Using the same discourses to achieve different goals: the support and opposition of Brexit protests in the British press. Paper presented at Language Sandwich seminar series. 2 December 2020. Nottingham Trent University: England. 

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). Similarities between the news reporting of protesters and refugees: a Transitivity Analysis. Paper presented at Work In Progress seminar. 3 September 2020. Nottingham Trent University: England.

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). The representations of Brexit demonstrations in the British press. 3-Minute Thesis Online Competition. 17 June 2020. Nottingham Trent University: England.

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). 'Flexing some democratic muscle': the representations of Brexit demonstrations in the British press. International Women's Day 3-Minute Thesis. 5 March 2020. Nottingham Trent University: England.

2019:

Kennedy, C. R. (2019). Discourses of scepticism and anti-elitism in the People's Vote March. Paper presented at Language Sandwich seminar series. 30 October 2019. Nottingham Trent University: England.

Public Engagement & Impact

EVENT ORGANISATION

2022:

Co-organiser; secretary; vice-chair: Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 4 December - 10 December 2022. De Montfort University and online.

2021:

Co-organiser; secretary; vice-chair: Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 4 December - 10 December 2021. De Montfort University and online.

Co-organiser: Discourse and Politics x Journey to Justice: Lived Experience of Economic (In)justice in the UK. 25 August 2021. Online.

Co-organiser: Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 11 January - 8 March 2021. Online.

EVENT PARTICIPATION

2022:

University of the West Indies and University of Leicester International Summer School: 'Cultures and Politics of Protest' summer school. 23 May – 27 May 2022. University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

2021:

Chair: Moving Together Dance Performance and Film Premier. Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 8 December 2021. De Montfort University: England.

Chair: Brexit and its After Effects. Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 7 December 2021. Online.

Chair: Journey to Justice Civil Rights Exhibition and Economic (In)justice documentary and panel. Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 5 December 2021. Online.

Chair: Discourse and Politics x Journey to Justice: Lived Experience of Economic (In)justice in the UK. 25 August 2021. Online.

Chair: Political (Mis)information. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 8 March 2021. Online.

Chair: Political Personalities. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 22 February 2021. Online.

Chair: Health Communication. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 25 January 2021. Online.

Chair: Nationalism and National Identity. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 11 January 2021. Online.

2020:

Chair: Migration in Changing Times: the US Elections, Brexit, and the Covid-19 Pandemic panel discussion. Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 8 December 2020. Online.

2019:

Chair: 'Postcards from the 48%' panel discussion. Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. 4 December 2019. De Montfort University: England.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

2022:

Advisory board member: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines.

Peer reviewer for book proposals: Routledge.

Peer reviewer for journals: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines.

2020:

Book reviews editor: Languages, Texts and Society Journal, September 2020 - November 2021.

Section editor: Trent Notes on Linguistics, November 2020 - November 2021.

Copy editor: Journal of the Undergradate Linguistics Association of Britain, November 2020 - August 2021.

WORK AND VOLUNTEERING

2021:

Economic (In)justice Project promotion and evaluation development volunteer: Economic (In)justice Project: focusing on class, economic injustice, and poverty in the UK. Journey to Justice. 1 May 2021 – present. 

Economic (In)justice Project promotion and evaluation development worker: Economic (In)justice Project: focusing on class, economic injustice, and poverty in the UK. AHRC Midlands4Cities funded placement at Journey to Justice. 1 April – 30 April 2021. 

2018:

Elected academic course representative for MA Linguistics (by Research).

2017:

Elected academic course representative for BA Communications and Society & Linguistics.

Other Research Interests

Critical Discourse Analysis

Corpus Linguistics

Protests and social movements

Political discourse and policy


Memberships

Advisory board member for Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, 2 November 2022 - present.

Member of Journey to Justice, 1 May 2021 - present.

Teaching

Sessional tutor: Intermediate Digital Applications, Nottingham Trent International College, 2022 - present.

Module leader: Discourse Analysis, Nottingham Trent University, 2022 - present.

Dissertation supervisor: Sociolinguistics, Corpus Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, Nottingham Trent University, 2021.

Hourly paid lecturer: English, Communications and Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University, October 2019 - present.

Modules: Discourse Analysis (year 2), Research Methods in Linguistics (year 2), Introduction to Language and Linguistics (year 1), Language in Context (year 1).


Funding and Awards

2020-2022:

AHRC Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. PhD in Linguistics.

2017-2018:

Nottingham Trent University Postgraduate Masters Scholarship. MA Linguistics (by Research).

2017:

Acceler8 Employability Award.