List of John Benjamins publications for which Bernhard Forchtner plays a role.
De/legitimising EUrope through the performance of crises: The far-right Alternative for Germany on “climate hysteria” and “corona hysteria”. (De)legitimising EUrope in times of crisis, Zappettini, Franco and Samuel Bennett (eds.), pp. 208–2322022.
This article illuminates the far-right populist Alternative for Germany's (AfD) performances of delegitmisation vis-à-vis EUrope and legitmisation of itself/the nation by articulating two paradigmatic, transnational crises: climate change and COVID-19. It asks: ‘how does the far-right AfD perform… read more | Article
Angermuller, Johannes, Dominique Maingueneau & Ruth Wodak, eds. 2014. The Discourse Studies Reader. Main currents in theory and analysis. Journal of Language and Politics 15:6, pp. 818–8202016.
‘Saying sorry’ in Turkey: The Dersim massacre of the 1930s in 2011. Journal of Language and Politics 14:2, pp. 233–2572015.
Dominant self-complacent national narratives (not only) in Turkey have long silenced past wrongdoings. Among these, the massacre of thousands of Kurds in Dersim during the 1930s, being part of the wider suppression of the Kurdish minority until the present day, is a particularly significant example. read more | Article
Chapter 7. Legitimizing the Iraq War through the genre of political speeches: Rhetorics of judge-penitence in the narrative reconstruction of Denmark’s cooperation with Nazism. Analyzing Genres in Political Communication: Theory and practice, Cap, Piotr and Urszula Okulska (eds.), pp. 239–2652013.
In Albert Camus’ novel The Fall, the main character Jean-Baptiste Clamance introduces himself as a judge-penitent, following the motto “[t]he more I accuse myself, the more I have a right to judge you”. In this chapter, I operationalize such behavior in order to understand the strategy of… read more | Article
Critique and argumentation: On the relation between the discourse-historical approach and pragma-dialectics. Journal of Language and Politics 11:1, pp. 31–502012.
At the core of critical discourse analysis lies its emancipatory agenda: arguing for social equality and against discrimination. In the case of the discourse-historical approach (DHA), this stance has been theoretically justified mainly through references to Habermas’ language-philosophy. At the… read more | Article
Review of Musolff (2010): Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust. The Concept of the Body Politics. Thematising Multilingualism in the Media, Kelly-Holmes, Helen and Tommaso M. Milani (eds.), pp. 615–6192011.