Hate speech, discriminations and inequality



NOTICE: For organizational reasons, the application deadline has been brought forward to 5 September 2021.


The Summer School "Discours de haine, discriminations et inégalités" will be held in collaboration with the Université Grenoble-Alpes (Draine - Haine et rupture sociale: discours et performativité).
The event is intended for an audience of professionals, teachers and students interested, for professional or research reasons, in issues related to the hate speech in public space.
The language of communication will be mainly French.
The Summer School is realized also with the financial support of Université Franco-Italienne.


The aim of the project is to provide participants with methods and resources to identify, describe and analyze hate speech in the public sphere in order to neutralize it.

The organization of the event will include two distinct but complementary moments: a first part dedicated to the theoretical presentation of linguistic issues dealing with the incitement to violence and hatred, while the afternoon will be dedicated to performance and creative writing workshops.

The three main courses should be configured as follows:

Discours de haine (hate speech): linguistic and discursive forms and expressions of verbal violence, both implicit and explicit, invective and insult likely to cause hatred.

Discours de résistance(s) (speeches of resistance): linguistic resources and tools for opposition and resistance to fight on against hatred and violence (for example, testimonial, feminist, gender studies, LGBTQ+ literature, etc.)

Discours de (re)médiations (re-mediation speeches): linguistic and discursive strategies related to the management and dynamic process of conflict resolution ("contre-discours", "discours alternatifs", "discours d'inclusions" etc.).

Participants will be asked to work on a plurality of texts and genres of discourse (literary, essay, political, media, Internet 2.0, “technographisms”, multimodal corpora...), in order to identify hate speech through language. They will also participate in workshops and recreational activities, and will attend shows and performances focused on body language and non-verbal communication.

Who can apply

From graduated students up to professionals in the Humanities (PhD students, post-doc researchers, teachers, researchers, mediators of communication, cultural mediators etc.)


French and English

Program Intensity



Admission Requirements

Bachelor or Master's degree in Humanities Studies
The main language is French. B1+ French level is required.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page).




250 euro

Bank transfer to the following account:

Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Filologia, letteratura e linguistica

Banca di Pisa e Fornacette- Credito Cooperativo S.c.p.A.

IBAN: IT30N0856270910000011156528


Please write to the coordinator for further details.


17 - 20 October 2021

Application Deadline

5 September 2021


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