Monday, 23 November 2009

‘Framing Muslims: Perspectives from Britain and North America’

I've just been sent this, which sounds interesting (alas, I cannot attend):

‘Framing Muslims: Perspectives from Britain and North America’

Date: Saturday 5 December 2009

Time: 09:00 - 5:00pm

Venue: MAL 416, 4th Floor,

Birkbeck, University of London,

Malet Street, Bloomsbury,

London WC1E 7HX

Speakers & Talk Title:

• Hishaam Aidi, ‘Moors, Aztecs and Ideologies of Al-Andalus’

• Nabil Matar, ‘Muslims in Early Modern Period’

• Haideh Moghissi, ‘Muslims in Canada: Promises and pitfalls of multiculturalism’

• Kamran Pasha, ‘Islam and Hollywood -- A Muslim Filmmaker's Journey’

• Sherene H. Razack, ‘ “A Culturally Different Enemy” and Other Everyday Expressions of White Supremacy: Reflections on Torture and Muslims’

• Steven Salaita, ‘Barack Obama, Islam, and the Discourses of American Racial Belonging”

• Mona Siddiqui, ‘Islamic law in Britain- past, present and future’

• Tim Jon Semmerling ‘Extraordinary “Renditions”: When Law and Pop Culture Co-Narrate the Bush Administration’s Use of Extraordinary Rendition

• Pnina Werbner, ‘Multiple and Intersecting Identities among British Pakistanis: Negative and Positive Scholarly Frames’

Themes include:

• Historical perspectives

• Production and Reception of images

• Representation and Power

• Race, ethnicity and gender

Organised by :

Centres & Programmes, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Framing Muslims

Framing Muslims: Representation in Culture and Society Post 9/11

Contact the organisers via the above link for registration info, etc.