Language and Conflict - “Fighting words” How language makes, breaks and transforms conflicts – University of Copenhagen

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31 August 2015

Language and Conflict - “Fighting words” How language makes, breaks and transforms conflicts

CRIC is offering a new course at Aarhus University for MA students with a grade point average of 10. The course will take place throughout four weeks. The course ‘Language and Conflict’ is a multidisciplinary course, developed by the Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) and it is delivered by eminent scholars drawn from five Danish universities. During eight sessions of collaborative case studies, the many contact and penetration points between language and conflict are explored in theory and practice. The course will cover the following topics:

  1. The politics of language.
  2. Linguistic imperialism and language in nationalism.
  3. Securitization and Genocide.
  4. Jihad: Idea and Practice of "Holy War" in Islamic History.
  5. Discursive levels of fear: securitization and desecuritization.
  6. Virtual zones of communication and conflict: How to construct an enemy online.
  7. Discourses of violence and non-violence.
  8. The languages of conflict and mediation.

Read more about the course here.