“The Rhetoric of Racism in the Norwegian Public Sphere” – Lecture by Frode Helland

March 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Virtual Lecture
Center for European Studies
Dean Krouk

The speaker will be Professor Frode Helland, Dean of Humanities at the University of Oslo and author of the 2019 book Rasismens retorikk: studier i norsk offentlighet [The Rhetoric of Racism: Studies in the Norwegian Public Sphere]. This book analyzes the strategies, tropes, and figures of racist discourse in Norwegian public debates from the interwar period to the present day. The planned lecture will be based on the sections of this untranslated book that deal with the contemporary phenomenon of racist discourse in the Norwegian public sphere.