Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse and Sociology
The series Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse and Sociology intends to offer an innovative insight into the complex intersections of culture, linguistics and society in order to present the main textures of contemporary imagery and, above all, to overcome the often strict, traditional disciplinary borders of academic research.
In particular, it encourages the scientific discussion and investigation of common-ground themes from different perspectives.
The project is presided over by a two-headed scholarly body, and focuses on mediology, mass consumption and linguistics, textuality, and translation, with a rigorously academic soul open to constant dialogue with other disciplines and a wider geographical context.
The series’ purpose is not, of course, to bridge such a vast and complex gap, but to work towards connecting sector-based research with an eagerness to ensure innovation.
At the same time, the series proposes stratified investigation tools and novel methodologies to understand authors, movements, and the poetics and praxis of our contemporary imagery.
With this approach in mind, the series includes two edited collections focusing on two eminent figures from the world of culture who particularly lent themselves to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, namely David Bowie (Far above the World, 2017) and Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe across Disciplines, Genres, and Languages, 2018). The series also includes the edited collection Seriality across Narrations, Languages and Mass Consumption: To Be Continued… (2019).
Alfonso Amendola is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at the University of Salerno, Italy. His main research interests deal with the history and sociology of media, technological innovation in artistic experimentation, innovative cultures, and mass consumption cultures.
University web page: http://docenti.unisa.it/004350/ricerca/pubblicazioni
Linda Barone is Assistant Professor of English Linguistics and Translation at the University of Salerno, Italy. She has published on English for Specific Purposes, corpus-driven and corpus-based approaches applied to language teaching and to text and genre analysis, literary linguistics, stylistics, literary translation, and audiovisual translation.
University web page: http://docenti.unisa.it/020398/ricerca/pubblicazioni