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Full Circle TeenTalk & Ruth Wodak: The rise of populism

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THE RISE OF POPULISM

Donald Trump shook the world when he was elected President of the United States. But how did he do it? Politics and linguistics expert Ruth Wodak will be looking at the persona of ‘authentic simple man’ that Trump created to win over American voters. Ruth will be showing how Trump is in fact an entertainer who carefully crafts both what he says and the way he speaks to please his audience.

Come and listen to how right-wing politicians use personality to distort the truth. By looking at the speeches of politicians in both Europe and America, Ruth suggests ways we can fight the far-right extremist parties that threaten the politics of today.

Join us at Muntpunt Library for this fascinating look into the mechanisms behind Trump’s success.




ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ruth Wodak is an Austrian linguist, Emeritus Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, and Professor in Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her research interests focus on discourse studies, identity politics, racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination, and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work.

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