May 30, 2009

Symposium: Speaking with Forked Tongues

School of Social Sciences (the University of Northampton) presents:

A one-day International Symposium on the Language of Far-right Movements "Speaking with Forked Tongues: The Rhetoric of Right-Wing Extremism Today" that will be held at the University of Northampton, Park Campus (Northampton, UK) on 26 June 2009.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Roger Griffin, Professor Janet Wilson, Mr. Michael Ellis.

From Holocaust "revisionism" in places like Central Europe to "white nationalist" parties in Britain and France to veiled anti-Semitic conspiricism by the American ideologue, Lyndon LaRouche, the recourse to language as a political veil, rather than a transparent means of communication, has been a key feature of radical right-wing movements since 1945. This daylong event promises to uncover salient techniques and relevant practices employed in far-right rhetoric, for the benefit of contemporary researchers, policy-makers and the wider public.

Registration and lunch £25 (£10 unwaged).

For further information, or to register, please contact the organizers:

Dr. Matthew Feldman ( and Dr. Paul Jackson ( Read more...

May 04, 2009

Article: Modernity, modernism, and fascism. A "mazeway resynthesis"

'Modernity, modernism, and fascism. A "mazeway resynthesis"', published in Modernism/Modernity 15/1 (2007), available online: HTML | PDF. Read more...

May 01, 2009

Conference: Europe's Radical Right and World War II

Roger Griffin will participate in the conference "Europe's Radical Right and World War II" (original title - Europas radikale Rechte und der Zweite Weltkrieg) to take place on 8-10 July 2009 at Alfred Krupp Science College (Greifswald, Germany).

Academic convenors:
Claudia Globisch (Leipzig), Dr. Agnieszka Pufelska (Berlin), Volker Weiß (Hamburg) .

Other participants:
Zeev Sternhell (Jerusalem), Andreas Umland (Eichstätt), Wolfgang Wippermann (Berlin), Michael Minkenberg (New York), and others.

For more information: