Presentation and discussion of preliminary research which compares populist conspiracy theories from the German “New Right” with the Alt-Right in the US. The workshop discusses the so-called “Monday demonstrations” in East German cities like Cottbus and strategies and epistemologies of fake news and alternative truth discourses during the Trump administration.
The workshop will be conducted primarily in German but is also suitable for English-speaking participants.
The article (16 pages) on which the workshop is based should be read in preparation and can be downloaded in German and (one week before the workshop) in an English version with the workshop registration.
Dr. Christer Petersen is the Chair of Applied Media Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. This semester, he is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University.