Phd Student

Manu Ramos adesteo2 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 15:35:06 UTC 2005

Dear Jessika,

I've just arrived to the CRITICS-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL and searching on the
archives I've found your message. I'm glad to check the framework of
you research and it follow a similar line to mine. Since last year I
began to work on my doctoral dissertation wich is about the press
discourse in the Transition period between the Franco's dictatorship
and the Democracy in Spain.

My aim is to understand the process in the construction of a new
order. What remains and what change in the definition of Spain as a
identity. The press has a special role in this period because it's a
great mind's teacher and a great focus of liberty at the same time.
I'm interested on how, although the wide differences between all the
partys, there is a point in wich all they are agree so politics modify
the discourse and the press create an apropiate enviroment to make it

Well, I'm just begining. I would very happy if we can exchange
whatever it's worth.

I wonder if you know the Professor Bartolome Yun (Department of
History and Civilization) because I think he is working in the
European University Institute. He deals with elites (and you mentioned
you work with elites), but in the 18th century. Don't know if it could
help you but anyway if you see him please give him regards from Manu,
I'm an old pupil.

Best regards.

Pd.: If anybody wants to contribute to this subject, I would very pleased.

Manuel Ramos Giraldez
Pablo de Olavide University
Department of Filology and Translation
Utrera Rd. km1 - CP:41013 - Seville

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Date: Mon, 05 Jun 1995 17:03:07 METDST
From: Jessika Terwal - SPS 1991 < terwal at> 
Subject: CRITICS: PhD student

Jessika ter Wal, European University Institute, Florence (Italy) &
University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

This statement aims to present my current research and further
research goals.

In 1991 I started preparing a doctoral dissertation on the relationship
between the discourse of the political elite and that of the press, and
their role in the reproduction of racism. This project deals with the way
in which government elites and the national press in Italy speak and write
about immigrants, refugees and racism in their country. It is focused on
the press representation of  problems, entry of illegal immigrants
and refugees and racist violence in the 1990s. An article analysing the
first massive production of policy and press discourse on immigration in
Italy, which examines especially the use of metaphors and stereotypes,
has been published in Italian in 1991. Please write an e-mail if you would
like to receive a copy.

The main research areas I would like to explore further in the future are:
- - Political discourse *analysis*
- - Discourse and political ideologies
- - Discourses and ideologies of the New Right and how they relate to the past
of Fascism (Italy) and Nazism (Germany, Austria)
- - The role of political elite discourse in the reproduction of racism,
comparison between different countries

I would be pleased to cooperate - exchange with other PhD students or
scholars interested in these areas, and reflect also on related theoretical

Jessika ter Wal
European University Institute
Department of Social and Political Sciences
C.P. 2330
50100 Firenze (Ferrovia)
e-mail: terwal at
fax: +39-55-4685201
tel: +39-55-601175 (home)
     +39-55-4685550 (inst)

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