Aarhus, Denmark

Politics of Meaning: Discourse in Theory and Practice

when 4 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 830

In the wake of the 1968 student risings in France, a new interest in the entwinment of politics and meaning is sparked in academia. Intellectual traditions such as (post)structuralism, (post)marxism, semiotics and psychoanalysis emerge with the aim of describing, analysing and theorising the political aspects of meaning-making. In this context, discourse analysis is born. The so-called French theory conceptualises the discourse as a historical or « archeological » approach to ideology and power (Foucault, Althusser, Barthes). Later, especially through the contemporary American elaborations, discourse becomes the foundation of a descriptive approach to identities in the making both in terms of gender, class, etnicity, colonial relations etc.

Course leader

Marianne Liisberg

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 830: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1373: NON-EU/EEA citizens


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