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Online lecture Studium Generale Leeuwarden – The Trump Carnival – Populism, Transgression and the Far Right

When:Tu 28-05-2024 20:00 - 21:00
Where:online - link follows.
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We invite you to join the online lecture by Lisa Gaufman and Bharath Ganesh about ‘The Trump Carnival’.

Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency represented a radical departure from political norms that are often classified by media and researchers as ‘populist’. Instead, we analyze Trump’s campaign and presidency with reference to Mikhail Bakhtin’s “carnival” – a medieval festival of transgression, ridicule, and renewal. We provide a closer insight into the Trump Carnival, developing interdisciplinary perspectives on populism, misogyny, misinformation, and far-right vernacular culture. Building on the idea of the carnivalesque, we focus on the laughing culture of the Trump campaigns and presidency that vilified minorities, disparaged women, and ultimately emboldened the far right.

Date:           Tuesday 28 May, 2024
Time:          20:00 – 21:00
Location:    online – details follow. Sign up

Please note: this lecture will be given in English

About Lisa Gaufman (RUG)
Dr. Elizaveta Gaufman is an Assistant Professor in the Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics at the University of Groningen. Her research is situated at the intersection of political theory, international relations, media, and cultural studies.

About Bharath Ganesh (UvA)
Dr. Bharath Ganesh is an Assistant Professor in the department of Media Studies and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam. Bharath’s research focuses on racism and social media, platform governance, and transnational far-right digital cultures.

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