We are pleased to announce an exciting programme of symposia connecting our theme to a wide range of related areas of research.

  • Crossing Borders with SFL: Building disciplinary literacies – chaired by Anne McCabe (Saint Louis University, Madrid), Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Gail Forey (University of Bath).
    Featured speakers: Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Sally Humphrey & Rachel Whittaker, with the participation of Ruth Harman.
  • Education, Social Justice and Linguistics – chaired by David Hyatt (University of Sheffield)
    Featured speakers: Khawla Badwan, Sarah Horrod & James Simpson
  • Gunther Kress and his Impact on Multimodal Research – chaired by Martin Kaltenbacher & Hartmut Stöckl (University of Salzburg).
    Featured speakers: Elisabetta Adami, Wendy L. Bowcher, Sophia Diamantopoulou, Kay O’Halloran, Terry Royce & Janina Wildfeuer, with the participation of Theo van Leeuwen
  • Language, Critique, and Social Justice in Contemporary Capitalism – chaired by Jane Mulderrig (University of Sheffield) & Michael Farrelly (University of Hull).
    Featured speakers: Christian W. Chun, John Gray, John P. O’Regan & Karin Zotzmann, with the participation of Tom Bartlett & David Block
  • Roundtable in honour of Margaret Berry – chaired by Sheena Gardner (Coventry University)
    Featured speakers: Kristin Davidse, Lise Fontaine, Gail Forey, Anne McCabe, Sarah Jane Mukherjee & Miriam Taverniers
  • Multimodal Analysis of Picture Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes and the Concept of the Traditional Family – chaired by A. Jesús Moya Guijarro (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain).
    Featured speakers: Izaskun Elorza, María Martínez Lirola & Carmen Santamaría García
  • SFL and Genre Pedagogy in the Tertiary Context – Promises & Realities – chaired by Jim Donohue (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Sheena Gardner (Coventry University).
    Featured speakers: Shooshi Dreyfus, Helen Drury, Silvia Pessoa, Emily Purser & Trish Weekes
  • Social Semiotics and the Animal Other – chaired by Alison Rotha Moore (University of Wollongong) & Daniel Lees Fryer (Østfold University College)
    Featured speakers: Bob Hodge, David Kellogg & Fang Li

Each symposium will conclude in a single day and is scheduled to run in parallel with other conference papers.

Key Dates

Call for Papers
1st March 2021

Submission opens
12th April 2021

Submission closes
20th June 2021

Notification of acceptance
30th July 2021

Early Bird Registration opens
4th August 2021
Register Online

Standard Registration
16th August 2021

Registration closes
10th September 2021

Conference starts
15th September 2021

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