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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

2022: 

[Forthcoming] Kennedy, C. R. (2022). Opposing representations of the same speech in the context of the People’s Vote March Brexit protests. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) [Special Issue]. 

2021:

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

2020:

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

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

Kennedy, C. R. (2020). A multimodal discourse analysis exploring how Katie Hopkins asserts power over Katie Waissel in their debate on the television programme 'This Morning'. Trent Notes on Linguistics. 2(1): 13-23.

2018:

Kennedy, C. R. (2018). Amber Rose's Slut Walk: The negotiation of femininity and masculinity to address social issues. Trent Notes on Linguistics. 1(1): 28-47.

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

Conferences

INVITED TALKS

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 [online].

CONFERENCES

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

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; England [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 [online].

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 [online].

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 [online]. 

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 [online].

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 [online].

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:

[Forthcoming] Co-organiser: Discourse and Politics undergraduate and MA symposium.

2021:

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

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

Co-organiser: Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 11 January - 8 March 2021; England [online].

EVENT PARTICIPATION

2021:

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

Chair: Political (Mis)information. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 8 March 2021; England [online].

Chair: Political Personalities. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 22 February 2021; England [online].

Chair: Health Communication. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 25 January 2021; England [online].

Chair: Nationalism and National Identity. Discourse and Politics 2021 seminar series. 11 January 2021; England [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; England [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

2021:

Special issue co-organiser; co-editor: ‘Corpus-Assisted Approaches to Discourses of Political Unrest’ for Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD). Envisioned publication: 2022.

2020:

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching

Hourly Paid Lecturer in English, Communications and Philosophy: Nottingham Trent University, October 2019 - present.

Lectures: Morphology, Syntax

Seminars: Introduction to Language and Linguistics, Language in Context, Discourse Analysis

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.