11th Sep 2013 - 13th Sep 2013
Sallis Benney Theatre
Representation, Politics and Violence.
The years since “9/11” have seen conflicts arising across the world: repeated protests and riots against austerity; violent conflicts during the various uprisings against dictatorial rule in the Middle East and in other parts of the world; the continuing so-called “war on terror” and the various forms of violence associated with it, including suicide bombing, the use of drones, car bombings, and the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas. For most people access to these conflicts is mediated by television, by newspapers and by the internet. The politics of how these conflicts are presented, and re-presented, sets the frames of reference within which we can respond to them. This conference explores the politics of this representation in a variety of forms.