The Politics of Fear: Analysing Right-wing Populist Rhetoric - A presentation by Ruth Wodak

4:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014
6:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for a presentation by Ruth Wodak, Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Wodak is serving as Royden B. Davis, S.J., Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgetown University for the Spring 2014 academic semester. Ruth's main research agenda focus the development of theoretical approaches in discourse studies (combining ethnography, argumentation theory, rhetoric, and text linguistics); organizational communication; identity politics and politics of the past; language and/in politics; racism, prejudice and discrimination. Combining several fields in discourse studies, she continues to develop the Discourse-Historical Approach in CDA, an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented approach which analyses the changes of discursive practices over time and in various genres.