Climate Change Discourse. Remediation and Recontextualization in News and Social Media

  • Cinzia Bevitori University of Bologna
  • Katherine E. Russo University of Naples L’Orientale



Author Biographies

Cinzia Bevitori, University of Bologna

Cinzia Bevitori is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Bologna, Forlì campus. Her main research interests focus on the analysis of institutional, political and media discourse in a variety of specialized domains, by combining corpus-assisted discourse methodologies with the theoretical and analytical tools of critical discourse studies, systemic functional linguistics, and appraisal. Her recent publications include Environment, Climate and Health at the Crossroads. A Critical Analysis of Public Policy and Political Communication Discourse in the EU (with K. E. Russo, E. Elgar Publishing 2023), Values, Assumptions and Beliefs in British Newspaper Editorial Coverage of Climate Change (Bloomsbury Academy 2014), Discursive Constructions of the Environment in Presidential Speeches 1960-2013 (Palgrave 2015), Construing justice: Discourses of ‘rightness’ in the House of Commons (de Gruyter 2020), Risk and resilience in a changing climate (with J. H. Johnson, Text and Talk 2022).

Katherine E. Russo, University of Naples L’Orientale

Katherine E. Russo, PhD University of New South Wales (Sydney), is Full Professor in English and Translation at the University of Naples L’Orientale. Her research ranges across the fields of Critical Discourse Analysis, World Englishes, Audio-visual/Translation Studies, Post-colonial, Whiteness and Gender Studies. Her recent research centres on Climate Change and Climate-induced Migration Discourse, Hate Speech, Populist Discourse, and Social-media Activism. She has published numerous articles and edited volumes, among which “The Representation of ‘Exceptional Migrants’ in Media Discourse: The Case of Climate-induced Migration” (with Ruth Wodak, 2017) and Intersezionalità e Genere (with Anna Mongibello, 2021). She is the author of Practices of Proximity: The Appropriation of English in Australian Indigenous Literature (2010), which won the ESSE Book Award in 2012, of Global English, Transnational Flows: Australia and New Zealand in Translation (2012) and The Evaluation of Risk in Institutional and Newspaper Discourse: the Case of Climate Change and Migration (2018). She has recently been awarded a grant as the PI of a local unit of the European Key Action 2 Programme “Freedom of movement at play: EU citizens’ identity and transnational discourses”.