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The Art of Resistance: Three Strategies to Challenge Master Narratives

23 August 2023 at 8:30:00 am

This seminar introduces the concepts of Master Narratives and Narrative Resistance, illustrating both theoretically and with concrete examples how Master Narratives are opposed or replaced by other narratives, often referred to as Counter-narratives. Drawing on recent studies in sociology and criminology, the seminar presents the latest developments in Narrative Resistance and, specifically, on how three strategies of Narrative Resistance have been conceptualized to challenge the Master Narratives of organized crime.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Fabio Indìo Massimo Poppi (BSC and MSC, Social Psychology, University of Trieste; MA, Sociocultural Linguistics, Goldsmiths College, University of London; PhD, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia) is Chief Research Fellow at Vilnius Tech (Lithuania) and Research Associate at the University of Łódź (Poland).

Characterized by an interdisciplinary background in critical discourse studies and qualitative social research, he works on the sociocultural dimensions of the identity, social interaction, deviant behavior, and Italian culture, often using a discourse analytical, narrative, and interactional pragmatic approach.

Among the international journals where he has published are Information, Communication & Society, Journal of Pragmatics, Discourse, Context & Media, Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, European Journal of Criminology, Deviant Behavior and Discourse & Communication. For further information, please visit:


The Art of Resistance: Three Strategies to Challenge Master Narratives

Date: August 23, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:30pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 942 2445 9214 (password: 230823)

Speaker: Dr. Fabio I. M. Poppi

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