Aims and Scope


      Ceci n´est pas une pipe. The statement on René Magritte´s canvas has the potency to close, question, challenge and/or deny the relation between the image of the painted pipe and the material pipe, and a possibility of representation or similarity between the two. It also opens a territory for reflections on language: What can the word do with the image? In turn, what does the image make visible about the linguistic? In times of mass circulation of images and words by applications and social networks and the paradox between the greater possibility of connection and the less disposition for dialogue, the 5th edition of the Colloquium of the Research Group Body and Image in Discourse invites researchers whose theoretical and methodological foundations and research objects allow the emergence of answers to one or both of the following questions: a) After the period in Ceci n'est pas une pipe., what emerges as a possible linguistic, imagistic, or epistemological formulation for you? b) If the term pipe is removed from the statement Ceci n'est pas un (e) ________., leaving there, in its place, a gap, what, for you, emerges to occupy this space? These questions are intended to inspire researchers to discuss the functioning of language in contemporary discursive practices, power strategies and their relation to art, literature, philosophy, among other areas.

The Symposium Thinking (and doing) otherwise aims to promote a space for the exchange of studies, research, strategies and experiences of researchers who have been theorizing language functioning, processes of language teaching and learning, and processes of meaning making in diverse situations, and who have been constructing theoretical frameworks that are creative, hybrid, and transdisciplinary. Such frameworks suggest a kind of intellectuality that points to an academic and educational doing that differs from stablished oppressive patterns. Thinking (and doing) otherwise challenges and problematizes regimes of meanings, values ​​and epistemologies that create docile and subaltern subjectivities. The event brings together members of the Working Group on Transculturality, Language and Education, affiliated to the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Letters and Linguistics (ANPOLL) and will give visibility to the way the group and scientists who identify with it have thought and practiced their theories and articulated concepts such as those of difference, identity, language, power and resistance. This symposium also explores contemporary conditions of thinking, doing research and engaging in educational contexts. The guiding question of the event is: What characterizes and/or supports our ways of thinking and doing otherwise?