We Are 'Good', They Are 'Bad': Using Language to Exclude

   November 16, 2020 12:00 AM

Project team member Dr. Samuel Bennett (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan) will deliver a public lecture about populism and social media on November 16 (Monday) at 6 P.M. Bennett’s lecture — “We are ‘good’, they are ‘bad’: Using language to exclude” — will be streamed live on Facebook as part of a series of seminars entitled “Language of Empowerment”, by Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

The seminars take place as part of the "International Week for Equality and Tolerance” between the 16th and 20th November 2020. According to the university, the event aims to raise awareness of the dangers of discrimination and contribute to the global debate on values such as tolerance and equality.

The “Language of Empowerment” series from the Faculty of English AMU will feature six 45-minute lectures delivered in English (Monday-Thursday) and Polish (Friday). All lectures will be streamed live via Facebook through this link.

November 16 (Monday), at 6:00 P.M.

- Opening address by prof. Joanna Pawelczyk, Dean of the Faculty of English AMU 
- Dr. Samuel Bennett, Faculty of English AMU: 'We' are good, 'they' are bad: Using language to exclude

You have probably all seen hate speech - like racism or homophobia - on social media, or even seen it on the nightly news. But how does it work in language? What do we do with words to exclude people? And how does social media amplify this? In this lecture we will dig into the answers to these questions and more through analysis of different examples from Twitter, political speeches and newspapers.

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