CfP: Emotions, Populism and Polarised Politics, Media and Culture Conference August 2019

Deadline 15 aprile 2019

We have the pleasure to invite you to our two-day conference titled “Emotions, Populism and Polarised Politics, Media, and Culture”, taking place at the University of Helsinki, August 19-20, 2019.

The conference is organized by two Academy of Finland funded projects, Mainstreaming Populism in the 21st Century (MaPo), and Whirl of Knowledge: Cultural Populism in European Polarised Politics and Societies (WhiKnow). It is also organized in connection with two Helsinki Summer School courses “Rhetoric-Performative and Post-Foundational Analysis” and “Populism on the Loose in Europe and Beyond”. Both draw on the political philosophy of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, taking forward the discourse theoretical, hegemony-focused Essex school approach.

The conference seeks to address different issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, especially those exploring the intersection of different positionalities and challenging bounded national contexts. Some indicative themes are:

– Populism and social movements

– Radical democracy

– Subjectivity, affects and gender

– Politics, polarization, hybrid media

– Cultural populism and politics

Please submit your abstracts to: by April 15, 2019.

All further details can be found in the attached CfA.

We look forward to your participation!

Author: Aisseco

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