CIDRAL Public Event: Public Intellectuals, Popularity, and Populism - A Day of Events and Discussion
|Starts:||11:00 8 Jun 2019|
|Ends:||17:00 8 Jun 2019|
|What is it:||Symposium|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
Public Intellectuals, Popularity, and Populism
A day of events and discussion
The event is free and open to all, but please register your interest at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-intellectuals-popularity-and-populism-tickets-61426849360
8 June, 11 A.M.-5 P.M.
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester
It used to be said that the public intellectual was a thing of the past, but in recent years we have seen a resurgence of academics with strong public profiles and often with devoted followings. Over a similar period, we have also seen the rise of what we might assume to be an opposing phenomenon, a new political populism, but are our assumptions correct? What relationships do public intellectuals have to social movements? How should we understand their popularity? What ideas inform the stances they take? What forces are shaping the new populism, and is it necessary to oppose the forces of the far-right with an alternative populism?
This event will be the first in a series to be held at various locations in Manchester by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages. It brings together academics from different disciplines to debate these and related questions.
- David Alderson (English and American Studies) on Jordan Peterson
- Ian Parker (Psychoanalyst and Co-Director of the Discourse Unit) on Slavoj Žižek
- Roundtable on global populism with Ignacio Aguiló (Spanish Portuguese and Latin
American Studies), Peter Gries (Director, Manchester China Institute) and Angelia
Wilson (Politics); Chaired by Francesca Billiani (Italian Studies).
Travel and Contact Information
People's History Museum