The Staging of Politics in the MENA Region

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 16, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Location: 
Spain
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Political Science, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

The Staging of Politics in the MENA Region

Call for Papers for WOCMES Congress (July, 16 to 22, Sevilla, Spain)

We invite applications investigating the staging of politics in the MENA region (including Turkey and Iran) in the 20th and 21th century for a panel on “The Staging of Politics in the MENA Region”. Submissions may deal with a particular moment in time, take a historic comparative perspective or compare between different countries. Submissions should centre around one of the three core themes:

  1. political actors and/or their ‘enemies’ (e.g. hero and villain, personal vs. institutional politics, questions of the human body/embodiment),
  2. the staging of politics from an aesthetic-technical point of view (e.g. questions of aesthetic production, symbols, political ritual, architecture, sculptures, or materials and colours) or
  3. narratives (with regard to main themes, their political use and interpretation and (emotional) appeal to the audience)

We invite applications from a wide disciplinary background including e.g. anthropology, art history, communication and media studies, history, political studies, sociology, theatre studies and alike. Submissions should be sent in until February, 20th. Abstracts should have a summary of around 300 words as well as name, title and institution of the applicant and be submitted by email in word format to charlottejoppien@hotmail.com

Dr. Charlotte Joppien,

Türkei Europa Zentrum, Hamburg University / Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Hamburg

Contact Info: 

Dr. Charlotte Joppien,

Türkei Europa Zentrum, Hamburg University / Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Hamburg