DESIRE Seminar Series: Episode 24

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar


Paper(s) presented:

Archibald Gustin - The far right: what’s in a name? A discursive-theoretical approach of far right politics

This chapter is part of a doctoral dissertation on gender discourses of far right parties.

Sebástian Moreno - Saudade: A key passion in the discursive construction of Portuguese national identity

As a country, Portugal has been bound to a clearly delimited territory since the twelfth century. Since then, it has been the source of discourses, narratives and social imaginaries revolving around a Portuguese national identity. Various social actors have used this idea to distinguish an alleged Portuguese way of being from others linked to other national groups. Using a socio- cultural semiotic perspective, the article approaches national identities as the output of an open and dynamic process of discursive construction extended in time and studies the case of Portugal. In particular, it studies the key role that saudade – the Portuguese version of nostalgia – plays in the discursive articulation of Portuguese national identity as a passion that is typically Portuguese. The case study should demonstrate how nostalgia can be used as a nodal point in the discursive articulation of a collective identity in national terms.
Period3 Mar 2023
Event typeSeminar
LocationBrussels, Belgium