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CFP: Media in Muslim contexts

The conference “Media in Muslim contexts: inventing and re-inventing identities” is calling for papers. The conference will be held 3 to 4 November in London. It is organised by The Aga Khan University, United Kingdom.

Issues to be addressed include changes in media technology, identity formation, heritage destruction, resistance movements and censorship. Paper submissions are welcomed on a broad range of topics under the following themes.

Themes for submissions:
  • Media and the invention of history: the invention and reinvention of national pasts; the creation of romantic visions of history through media, especially through film and television.
  • Media as vehicles of resistance: media and popular resistance; construction of communities through social media.
  • Iconoclasm and the Image Wars: questions of iconoclasm, heritage destruction and preservation; their coverage in international media, as well as the material rewriting of history.
  • The Power of Satire: Humour and satire as instruments of dissent and dialogue; censorship and violent reaction; satire directed at Islam and Muslims and satire by Muslims directed at regimes, religious movements and other targets.
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Abstracts of maximum 250 words should be sent to ismc.research(at)aku.edu.

Submission deadline: 31 July 2016

More information is available on the organiser’s website.

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