Our inaugural Summer Seminar Series featured scholars from several different Irish universities who presented their work in July and August 2021. Due to COVID-19, all seminars were held via Zoom.

The series followed on from our initial call for interest in our research network, which received over 30 expressions of interest from researchers based in 12 universities. Since then, DRAOI’s membership has grown significantly, and we look forward to welcoming discourse researchers for another successful seminar series in 2022.

The schedule of presenters for the 2021 Summer Seminar Series can be found below.

Thank you to all of our wonderful presenters!

July 14: Henry Silke, “Methods for Researching Economic Discourse”

July 21: Brian Hurley, “Foreign Direct Housing: The Irish solution to an Irish problem”

July 28: Ryan Nolan, “Reproducing the Rising: Discourses of Exclusion in the Centenary
Commemorative Speeches of the Easter Rebellion”

August 4: Audrey Galvin, “Murder-Suicide and the Media”

August 11: Lisa Moran, “Negotiating Emotional Boundaries and Emotional Suppression: Findings from a BNIM Study of Veterinarians’ Relationships with Human and Non-
Human Clients in Ireland and the UK”

August 18: Olivia Freeman, “An Exploration of the Consumer Ideologies in the Naming
Devices of Colour Cosmetics: A Critical Discourse Analysis”

August 25: Ciara Gilmartin, “Examining Corporate Lobbying and Public Health Advocacy:
A critical discourse analysis of Ireland’s Public Health (Alcohol) Bill Debate”