Publications

Selected Research Monographs and Edited Volumes

Kølvraa, C. and Forchtner, B. (eds) (2019). Cultural Imaginaries of the Extreme Right. Special Issue of Patterns of Prejudice, 53(3).

Wodak, R. and Forchtner, B. (eds) (2017). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. Oxon: Routledge.

Forchtner, B. (2016). Lessons from the Past? Memory, Narrativity and Subjectivity. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Krzyżanowski, M. and Forchtner, B. (eds) (2016). Theoretical and Conceptual Challenges in Critical Discourse Studies. Discourse & Society, Special Issue. 27(3).

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Forchtner, B. (2019): Climate change and the far right, in: WIREs Climate Change, 10(5): 1-11. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.604.

Forchtner, B. (2019): Nation, nature, purity: Extreme-right biodiversity in Germany, in: Cultural Imaginaries of the Extreme Right. Special Issue of Patterns of Prejudice, 53(3): 285-301.

Kølvraa, C. and Forchtner, B. (2019a): Exploring cultural imaginaries of the extreme right: aestheticization, hybridization and idealised subjectivities, in: Cultural Imaginaries of the Extreme Right. Special Issue of Patterns of Prejudice, 53(3): 227-235.

Dekel, I., Forchtner, B. and Efe, I. (2019): Circumcising the body: Negotiating difference and belonging in Germany, in: National Identitieshttps://doi.org/10.1080/14608944.2019.1603218.

Forchtner, B., Engelken Jorge, M. and Eder, K. (2018): Towards a revised theory of collective learning processes: argumentation, narrative and the making of the social bond, in: European Journal of Social Theory. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1368431018814348.

Forchtner, B., Kroneder, A. and Wetzel, D. (2018): Being Skeptical? Exploring Far-Right Climate-Change Communication in Germany, in: Environmental Communication, 12(5): 589-604.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A. (2017): Kalashnikov and Cooking-spoon: Neo-Nazism, Veganism and a Lifestyle Cooking Show on YouTube, in: Food, Culture and Society, 20(3): 415-441.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C. (2017): Extreme right images of radical authenticity: multimodal aesthetics of history, nature and gender in social media, in: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 4(3): 252–281.

Krzyżanowski, M. and Forchtner, B. (2016): Theories and concepts in Critical Discourse Studies: facing challenges, moving beyond foundations, in: Discourse & Society, 27(3): 252-261.

Forchtner, B. and Schneickert, C. (2016): Collective learning in social fields: Bourdieu, Habermas and Critical Discourse Analysis, in: Discourse & Society, 27(3): 293-307.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C. (2015): The nature of nationalism: populist radical right parties on countryside and climate, in: Nature & Culture, 10(2): 199–224.

Efe, I. and Forchtner, B. (2015): ‘Saying sorry’ in Turkey: the Dersim massacre of the 1930s in 2011 in: Journal of Language and Politics, 14(2): 233-257.

Forchtner, B. (2014): Rhetorics of judge-penitence: claiming moral superiority through admissions of past wrongdoing, in: Memory Studies, 7(4): 409-424.

Wodak, R. and Forchtner, B. (2014): Embattled Vienna 1683/2010: right-wing populism, collective memory and the fictionalisation of politics, in: Visual Communication, 13(2): 231-255.

Wodak, R., Krzyżanowski, M. and Forchtner, B. (2012): The interplay of language ideologies and contextual cues in multilingual interactions: language choice and code-switching in European Union organizations, in: Language in Society, 41(2): 1-30.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A. (2012): Critique and argumentation: on the relation between the discourse-historical approach and pragma-dialectics, in: Journal of Language and Politics, 11(1): 31-50.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C. (2012): The desire for unity in Austrian and Danish Postwar-film: the case of ‘Der Bockerer’ (1981) and ‘Matador’ (1978), in: Zeitgeschichte, 39(6): 388-402.

Forchtner, B. (2011): Critique, the discourse-historical approach and the Frankfurt School, in: Critical Discourse Studies, 8(1): 1-14.

Selected Book Chapters/Edited Volumes

Forchtner, B. (2019): Articulations of climate change by the Austrian far right: a discourse-historical perspective on what is ‘allegedly manmade’. In: R. Wodak and P. Bevelander (eds). “Europe at the Cross-road”: Confronting Populist, Nationalist and Global Challenges. Lund: Nordic Academic Press. 159-179.

Özvatan, Özgür and Forchtner, B. (2019): The Far-Right Alternative für Deutschland in Germany: Towards a ‘Happy Ending’?. In: A. Waring (ed). The New Authoritarianism. Volume 2. Stuttgart: ibidem. 199-225.

Forchtner, B. (2017): Critical Discourse Studies and Social Theory, in: J. Flowerdew and J. E. Richardson (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Analysis. Oxon: Routledge. 259-271.

Wodak, R. and Forchtner, B. (2017): Introducing the language-politics nexus, in: R. Wodak and B. Forchtner (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. Oxon: Routledge. 1-14.

Forchtner, B. and Wodak, R. (2017): Critical Discourse Studies: a critical approach to the study of language and communication, in: Wodak, R. and Forchtner, B.  (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. Oxon: Routledge. 135-150.

Wodak, R. and Forchtner, B. (2017): The fictionalisation of politics ('popular/ized politics'), in: R. Wodak and B. Forchtner (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. Oxon: Routledge. 572-586.

Forchtner, B. and Eder, K. (2017): Europa erzählen: Optionen Europäischer Identität, in: G. Hentges, K. Nottbohm and H.-W. Platzer (eds). Europäische Identität in der Krise? Europäische Identitätsforschung und Rechtspopulimusforschung im Dialog. Wiesbaden: VS. 179-200.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A. (2017): Balaclava Küche: Extreme Rechte – Veganismus – Lebensstil. Eine semiotische Perspektive, in: H. Dingeldein and E. Gredel (eds). Diskurse des Alimentären. Essen und Trinken aus kultur-, literatur- und sprachwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Münster: LIT Verlag. 209-226.

Forchtner, B. (2016): Longing for communal purity: countryside, (far-right) nationalism and the (im)possibility of progressive politics of nostalgia, in: C. Kramer and B. Weicht (eds). The Communalities of Global Crises. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 271-295.

Forchtner, B. (2015): Extrem rechte Parteien im Klimawandel: Ein (kurzer) Blick auf die Schweiz, Österreich und Deutschland, in: G. Heinrich and K.‐D. Kaiser (eds). Naturschutz und Rechtsradikalismus. Bundesamt für Naturschutz. 128-135.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C. (2015): Peace and unity: imagining EUrope in the founding fathers’ house‐museums, in: A. Reading and T. Katriel (eds). Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggle: Powerful Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 128-146.

Forchtner, B. (2014): Multilingual practices in the European Commission: a view from above and within, in: J. W. Unger, M. Krzyżanowski and R. Wodak (eds). Multilingual Encounters in Europe’s Institutional Spaces. New York: Continuum. 151-173.

Forchtner, B., Krzyżanowski, M. and Wodak, R. (2013): Mediatisation, right-wing populism and political campaigning: the case of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), in: A. Tolson and M. Ekström (eds). Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 205-228.

Forchtner, B. (2013): Legitimising the Iraq War through the genre of political speeches: A judge-penitent perspective on the narrative reconstruction of Denmark’s cooperation with Nazism, in: P. Cap and U. Okulska (eds). Analyzing Genres in Political Communication: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 239-265.

Forchtner, B. (2012): Critical Discourse Analysis, in: C. A. Chapelle (ed). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Reviews

Forchtner, B. (forthcoming 2017): Global Media Studies. By Toby Miller & Marwan M. Kraidy, in: European Journal of Communication.

Forchtner, B. (2016): The Discourse Studies Reader. Main currents in theory and analysis. By Johannes Angermuller, Dominique Maingueneau and Ruth Wodak, in: Journal of Language and Politics, 15(6): 818-820.

Forchtner, B. (2011): Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust. By Andreas Musolff, in: Kelly-Holmes, H. and Tommaso M. (Eds). Thematising Multilingualism in the Media. Special issue of Journal of Language and Politics, 10(4): 615-619.

Forchtner, B. (2011): Social Theory in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Second Edition. By Patrick Baert and Filipe Carreira da Silva, in: Sociological Research Online, 16:2.

Selected Conference Presentations

Forchtner, B., German neo-Nazi activism in the 21st century: online and offline. Neo-Nazi activism and terrorism in the UK and Germany: social movements, radicalisation, and the new media. Research seminar at the University of Leicester, Leicester, 18 April 2018.

Forchtner, B., Articulating global climate change in the European Parliament: the case of the Far-Right. Contesting the Populist Challenge: Beyond ‘Orbanism’ and ‘Trumpism’ and the Normalisation of Exclusion. Malmö. 16 November – 17 November 2017.

Forchtner, B., Climate change communication by far and extreme right parties in the European Parliament. Conference on Communication and Environment 2017. Leicester. 29 June – 2 July 2017.

Forchtner, B., Networks of scepticism and denial? Far right environmental communication about climate change. IAMCR 2016. Leicester. 27-31 July.

Forchtner, B., Unpacking far right discourses about climate change: scepticism and denial by anti-Islam and National Socialist actors in Germany. CADAAD 2016. Catania. 5-7 September 2016.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C., Radical imaginaries: multimodal representations of ‘History’, ‘Nature’ and ‘Gender Roles’ on German extreme right Facebook pages. CADAAD 2016. Catania. 5-7 September 2016.

Forchtner, B., Networks of scepticism and denial? Far-right environmental risk communication about climate change. IAMCR 2016. Leicester. 27-31 July 2016.

Forchtner, B., Nature and ‘counter-modernity’: reproducing ideas of national purity and sovereignty in radical right discourses on ecological crises. ESA 2015. Prague. 25-28 August 2015.

Irit, D., Efe, I. and Forchtner, B., Debating circumcision in Germany, Israel and Turkey: the negotiation of bodies and differences. ESA 2015. Prague. 25-28 August 2015.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A., Kalashnikov and cooking-spoon: neo-Nazism, veganism and lifestyle in Germany. Eating Otherwise. Lancaster, United Kingdom. 28 February-1 March 2015.

Forchtner, B., Playing fields of collective learning: Bourdieu, Critical Theory and the Discourse Historical Approach. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines. Budapest, Hungary. 1-3 September 2014.

Forchtner, B., Far-right discourses on the environment: the Austrian case. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines. Budapest, Hungary. 1-3 September 2014.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C., Making anti-war history in Europe – once and for all. Resisting War in the 20th Century. Lisbon, Portugal. 27 February-1 March 2014.

Forchtner, B., Communicating environmental crises: sovereignty, ‘risk society’, and the far-right. ESA 2013. Torino, Italy. 28-31 August 2013.

Forchtner, B. and Weicht, B., Performing euthanasia: civil society on ageing, free will and a fulfilled life. ESA 2013. Torino, Italy. 28-31 August 2013.

Forchtner, B. and Kølvraa, C., Glocalising the “age of apology” in the genre of EUropean speculative speeches. SLE. Stockholm, Sweden. 29 August-1 September 2012.

Forchtner, B., On the discursive construction of a “new Europe”: from “bitter past” to self-righteousness? Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines 2012. Braga, Portugal. 4-6 July 2012.

Forchtner, B., The discursive construction of ‘post-national Europe’ via the (mis)uses of ‘historia magistra vitae’ and rhetorics of judge-penitence. 6th European Consortium for Political Science. Reykjavik, Iceland. 25-27 August 2011.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A., Is the Pragma-Dialectical theory of argumentation an obstacle for a coherent notion of emancipatory critique in the Discourse-Historical Approach? Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines 2010. Łodz, Poland. 13-15 September 2010.

Forchtner, B., Multilingual practices in the European Commission: power in meetings. Sociolinguistik Symposium. Southampton, United Kingdom. 1-4 September 2010.

Forchtner, B. and Tominc, A., Rationality in Pragma-Dialectics: Critical Rationalism or the communication a priori? 7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 29 June - 02 July 2010.

Forchtner, B., How Albert Camus met Anders Fogh Rasmussen, or: how confessions of wrongdoing legitimise the claim for moral superiority in post-1989 Denmark and beyond. Post-War Memory of the Holocaust in Europe. Copenhagen, Denmark. 26-27 May 2010.

Forchtner, B., Claiming the moral high-ground via misuses of public acknowledgments of wrong-doing: judge-penitence in Denmark and Germany. New Perspectives in Memory Studies. Rethinking Movement, Representation and Materiality. Vienna, Austria. 12-13 October 2009.

Forchtner, B., Nazi-collaboration, confessions of wrong-doing and the legitimation of the Iraq war in Denmark: a judge-penitent perspective. 2nd International Conference on Political Linguistics. Łodz, Poland. 17-19 September 2009.

Forchtner, B., Albert Camus meets Jürgen Habermas: Europe between judge-penitence and moral-practical learning. UACES Study Group: Values and the European Union – 'What Binds Europeans Together?' Glasgow, United Kingdom. 24-25 April 2009.

Forchtner, B., Confessions of guilt as moral-practical learning or claims to power – the case of the judge-penitent. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2009. Cardiff, United Kingdom. 15-17 April 2009.

Forchtner, B., Probing the shady side of forgiveness – the 'judge-penitent discourse' as a conceptualisation of the misuse of confessions of guilt. 2nd Global Conference: Forgiveness – Probing the Boundaries. Salzburg, Austria. 13-16 March 2009.

Forchtner, B., Confessions of guilt and the claim for moral superiority – the case of the judge-penitent. Dynamics of Memories. Lancaster, United Kingdom. 28-29 November 2008.

Forchtner, B., Performing the 'judge-penitent' – emergence and regression of the German perpetrator trauma. Cultural Memory: Forgetting to Remember / Remembering to Forget. Kent, United Kingdom. 10-13 September 2008.

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