Dr Giulio Pagani is Lecturer in Discourse and European Politics in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

Giulio holds a first degree in Contemporary European Studies and a MA in Linguistics, Society and Culture from UEA, and went on to complete doctoral research in linguistics at Lancaster University.

Giulio previously worked in local government, gaining a professional diploma in the field of consumer protection, and fulfilling a number of professional and management roles in East Anglia and the South-West, including acting as a tutor and assessor for the national qualification scheme for trading standards officers.

He has taught at UEA since 2006, in the areas of linguistics, discourse analysis and communication, focusing on their applications in political studies.  He also teaches modules on the European Union and UK local government.

All Publications

Pagani, G.


Legitimation in Multimodal Material Ensembles,

in Multimodal Epistemologies : Towards an Integrated Framework.


pp. 50-65

ISBN 978-0-415-82523-8

UEA Repository



Pagani, G. (ed.), Musolff, A. (ed.), MacArthur, F. (ed.)


Metaphor and Intercultural Communication,

Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN 978-1-4411-6547-3

UEA Repository



Pagani, G., Musolff, A., MacArthur, F.


Introduction: Metaphor in Intercultural Communication,

in Metaphor and Intercultural Communication.

Bloomsbury Academic

pp. 1-16

ISBN 978-1-4411-6547-3

UEA Repository



Pagani, G.


Citizenship and semiotics: towards a multimodal analysis of representations of the relationship between the state and the citizen,

in The World Told and the World Shown: Multisemiotic Issues.

Palgrave Macmillan

pp. 90-103

UEA Repository



Pagani, G.


Expressions/representations of the relationship between the 'state' and the 'citizen': register analysis of local government discourse,

in Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines



pp. 1-18

UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

His main fields of research include systemic-functional linguistics, social semiotics, multimodality and political discourse analysis, particularly in relation to the discourse and activities of public sector institutions in the UK and France.


Selected Conference Presentations:

September 2011

Loughborough, UK: Analysing Multimodal Discourse: SFL meets Pragmatics, Loughborough University. Title: Legitimation in Multimodal Material Ensembles.

June 2011

Norwich, UK: Cross-cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads II: Linguistic and Cultural representation across Media, University of East Anglia. Title: Understanding the State: Using the Media.

July 2007

Odense, Denmark: 34th International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Southern Denmark. Title: Citizenship and Semiotics: Towards a multimodal analysis of representations of the State.

June 2006

Norwich, UK: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, University of East Anglia. Title: From Register Analysis to Multimodal Analysis.

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught:

Introduction to Language and Communication Studies

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

The Construction of News

Language and Gender

Language and Politics

Language, Culture and Interpersonal Communication

European Union: Power, Politics, Policy (MA)

Introduction to the European Union

Britain and Europe

Politics and Governance

Key Responsibilities

Senior Adviser

HUM Faculty representative on UEA Web Steering Group

Co-ordinator of HUM Faculty Microsite Approval sub-group