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Public Lecture: The Language of Walls

Tid: 2017-04-13 12:30 -- 2017-04-13 14:00
Plats: Malmö City Library, Slottet 2nd floor
Målgrupp: all interested in research

Welcome to Public Lecture with Ruth Wodak, Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM/Malmö University for Spring 2017, Em. Professor  FAcSS, Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Lancaster University/University Vienna. 
Ruth Wodak

Title: “The Language of Walls”


Inclusion and exclusion of migrants and refugees are renegotiated in the European Union (and beyond) on almost a daily scale: ever new policies defining and restricting immigration are proposed by the 28 (27) EU member states. Moreover, recent heated political debates across Europe, about borders and walls (body-politics), citizenship, and the construction of the migrant and refugee as ‘the post-modern stranger’, coincide with the global financial crisis and the crisis of the welfare state. Related anxieties (and resentment) are reinforced and reproduced by right-wing populist parties such as the Austrian Freedom Party, the French Front National, the Hungarian Jobbik, and the British UKIP in election campaigns and in everyday politics (Wodak 2015; Wodak et al. 2013); the success of these parties seem to influence mainstream parties in a shift to the ‘right’: a normalisation of ever more exclusionary rhetoric (and related policies) can be observed. 

Public Lecture is arranged in corporation with Europe Direct Malmö.

Registration by Wednesday April 12 on europadirekt@malmo.se includes a lunch sandwich.

The seminar will be held in English. 

More seminars at MIM on The Migration Seminar.  


Nahikari Irastorza, PhD
Willy Brandt Research Fellow
MIM, Malmö University
205 06 Malmö, Sweden

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