Dr Maria Ines Palleiro (National Council for Scientific Research; Buenos Airese Ülikool, Argentiina) peab loengu "Rhetoric of threat in belief narratives: from personal experiences to political folklore" 15. detsembril, kell 12.15 (Ülikooli 16-214). Olete oodatud kuulama!
The aim is to identify the distinctive features of such rhetoric of threat, dealing with metaphoric identifications with political leaders and with a synechdotic logic of external or global dangers caused to individuals or local identities, that can be identified both in personal narratives, in urban legends and in political discourses. I will examine a personal narrative dealing with cancer which affects common citizens, an urban legend dealing with AIDS, and virtual narratives regarding cancer that has affected Latin American political leaders. My main hypothesis is that there is a thread that connects all these narratives, connected with a synechdotic logic which is a distinctive feature of "rhetoric of infection" connected with conspiracy theories.