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  1. Louis de Saussure, Conference Announcement: Manipulation in the Totalitarian Ideologies of the 20th Century

Message 1: Conference Announcement: Manipulation in the Totalitarian Ideologies of the 20th Century

Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 18:38:27 +0200
From: Louis de Saussure <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: Manipulation in the Totalitarian Ideologies of the 20th Century


"Manipulation in the Totalitarian Ideologies of the 20th Century"

Monte Verit�, Ascona (Switzerland)
29/9 - 3/10, 2002


The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers on
manipulative discourse in order to share their views and to compare
the methodologies they use to define, capture and analyse manipulation
through language use. The topic of the conference involves a specific
attention to ideological discourse within totalitarianism in the 20th
century, although a few talks will address related issues. The
conference has a cross-disciplinary goal: speakers will not only
include linguists but also historians, journalists and political


The conference will be hosted by the "Stefano Franscini Centre" of
Monte Verit�, Ascona ( The Centre, located
in the scenic environment of the hills surronding Lake Maggiore is
able to offer high quality accomodation at moderate costs.


The conference is organized by the Institute of Linguistics and
Semiotics of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of
Lugano, USI and by the international
journal Studies in Communication Sciences, with
the support of the Center "Stefano Franscini".

Organising committee:

- Eddo Rigotti (UNISI, Lugano)
- Louis de Saussure (University of Geneva)
- Peter Schulz (UNISI, Lugano)
- Sorin Stati (University of Bologna)


Nicholas ALLOTT (University of London)
Giovanni BENSI (CSSEO Trento)
Paul CHILTON (University of Norwich)
Sara CIGADA (University of the Italian Switzerland)
Giovanni CODEVILLA (Univerity of Trieste)
Louis de SAUSSURE (University of Geneva)
Paul DANLER (University of Innsbruck)
Valerij DEM'JANKOV (Moscow State University)
Ingo HUECK (University of Berlin)
Wolfgang HUNIG (University of Duisbourg)
Cornelia ILIE (University of Orebro)
Vladimir ILIESCU (University of Aachen)
Carlos INCHAURRALDE (University of Zaragoza)
Manfred KIENPOINTNER (University of Innsbruck)
Jacques MOESCHLER (University of Geneva)
Stig-Arne NOHRSTEDT (University of Orebro)
Fernando ORLANDI (CSSEO Trento)
Pavel PARSHIN (Moscow Academy of Sciences)
Eddo RIGOTTI (University of the Italian Switzerland)
Andrea ROCCI (University of the Italian Switzerland)
Sorin STATI (University of Bologna)
Hildegard van ZWEEL (University of South Africa at Pretoria)
Torben VESTERGAARD (University of Aalborg)
Daniel WEISS (University of Zurich)
Jurgen WILKE (University of Mainz)


Registration for a limited number of listeners (15 maximum) is open.

Deadline for registration: september, 18th, 2002.

The participation and accommodation fee, which includes full board
accommodation at Monte Verit� Centre (inclusive of meals) for the
duration of the conference, is of 650 Swiss Francs (approx. 440 Euros
/ Dollars).

Participants are asked to send their registration request by e-mail to:
Providing the following information:
Full name:
Full affiliation and address:

Upon acceptance, they will receive a registration confirmation and
payment information.


Eight grants each covering expenses up to 1000 Swiss francs
(approx. 680 Euros / Dollars) are offered to students. 2 are reserved
to post-doctoral researchers, 3 to PhD students, and 3 to
undergraduate / graduate students.

Deadline for reception of applications: september 10th, 2002.

Applicants are requested to send:
- a curriculum vitae with all contact information
- a short presentation of their current research
- a proof of status (a letter from their supervising professor with
contact information or any other relevant information that can be

Louis de Saussure
Manipulation Conference
University of Geneva
Dpt of Linguistics
CH-1211 GENEVA 4

Or by e-mail, to:

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