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Symposium: Rightwing Populism

Date: 3 June 2010 Time: 0.00 - 18.00

Venue: Loka Bron, Sweden

Ruth has been invited to co-organise the international and interdisciplinary Symposium: 'Right-wing Populism across Europe - Interdisciplinary Perspectives', together with Brigitte Mral and Stig-Arne Nohrstedt, University of Orebro, at Loka Bron (south of Orebro).

Twenty experts will be discussing the phenomenon of the rise of right-wing poipulism across Europe for three days (3-5 June, 2010).

A conference volume will make the contributions accessible to a wider public in the near future.


Thursday, June 3rd

10.00 -10.30 Welcome and general introduction (Brigitte Mral, Stig-Arne Nohrstedt, Ruth Wodak)

10.30 - 12.00 Panel 1: General theoretical considerations related to RPM (chair: Ruth Wodak)10.30 - 11.10 (Brief presentations 10 minutes): Anton Pelinka, Aristotle Kallis, John Solomos11.20 - 12:00 Discussion

12.00 -13.30 Lunch (and settling into rooms)

13.30 - 15.00 Panel 2a: Comparative aspects of RPM (chair: Stig-Arne Nohrstedt)13.30 - 14.10 (Brief presentations): Kristina Boreus, Magnus Marsdal, Carlo Ruzza14.20 - 15.00 Discussion

15.00 -15.30 Coffee buffet

15.30 -17.00 Panel 2b: Comparative aspects of RPM (chair: Anton Pelinka)15.30 - 16.10 (Brief presentations): Alexander Pollak, Bjrn Fryklund, Stig-Arne Nohrstedt16.20 - 17.00 Discussion17.00 - 17.30 General discussion of the entire day: Discussant Christoph Andersson

Friday June 4

9 - 10.30 Panel 2c: Comparative aspects of RPM (chair: Cecilia Stokholm Banke)9 - 9.30 Brief presentations): Marek Czyżewski, Ruth Wodak9.40 - 10.30 Discussion

10.30 -11.00 Coffee break

11.00 -12.30 Panel 3a: (National) Case Studies of RPM (chair: John Solomos)11 - 11.40 (Brief presentations): Michał Krzyżanowski, John Richardson, Christoph Andersson11.50 - 12.30 Discussion

12.30 -13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Panel 3b: (National) Case Studies of RPM (chair: Britta Schellenberg)13.30 - 14.00 (Brief presentations): Andras Kovcs, Laura Balbo14.10 - 15.00 Discussion

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee buffet

15.30 - 17.00 Panel 3c: (National) Case Studies of RPM (chair: Aristotle Kallis)15.30 - 16.10 (Brief presentations): Brigitte Beauzamy, Cecilia Stokholm Banke, Hans-Georg Betz16.20 - 17.00 Discussion17.00 - 17.30 General Discussion: Discussants - Peter Berglez, Chris Bowlby

Saturday June 59.00 -10.15 Panel 4: Combating RPM (chair: Alexander Pollak)9.00 - 9.30 (Brief presentations): Brigitte Mral/Simon Oja, Britta Schellenberg9.40 - 10.15 Discussion10.15 - 11.00 General discussion: Laura Balbo/ Ruth Wodak - Presentation of 'Open Letter toEurope'; Discussion about book publication

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Michal Krzyzanowski, Ruth Wodak

Associated projects: Discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press, 1996-2006,DYLAN: Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity EU-Sixth-Framework Integrated Project (IP)

Organising departments and research centres: Discourse-Politics-Identity, Dynamics of Memories, Language, Ideology and Power Group (LIP), Linguistics and English Language


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