A conference entitled “Media Representations of Islam and Muslims” is now accepting paper proposals. The event will take place at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, in Paris, France, on the 19th and 20th of June 2018.
The conference is widely interested in how Muslims and Islam are portrayed in the media. The event is interdisciplinary, and potential approaches include both empirical and theoretical takes. The organisers have listed a number of “encouraged” topics, which includes (but is not limited to):
- Theoretical, methodological and inter/disciplinary approaches and traditions to critiquing media and racism
- Analyses of media content or discourse; media law, policy and regulation; or media practice and journalism ethic
- Moral panics, media events and controversies over the veil, burkinis, halal meat, school meals, Christmas crèches in public buildings, Charlie Hebdo
- The balancing of freedom of expression with the freedom of religion; academic freedom; press freedom
Paper proposals are due on February 16, and decision on proposals will be made by March 16.
The full call for papers is available on the host university’s website (in French). The English version of the call for papers can be downloaded through here (PDF file).