CfP: “e-Arabic and Cyberspace: The Marginalized Voices”
Durham University, 10th and 11th June 2010
Event sponsored by the British Academy, the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) and is in association with the American University of Sharjah.
Marginalised groups in the Middle East are moving towards the internet as a type of space in which to express their claims for recognition. This upcoming symposium focuses on the role of Arabic in cyberspace for these groups. Papers concerned with oppositional and marginalized voices within the virtual realm and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcomed.
The following are a sample of topic areas for papers, the full abstract is available on the website.
- Ethnic, political, religious, socio-economically disadvantaged, LGBT, minority voices
- The use of social networking technologies in civil society and political opposition movements.
- The use of e-Arabic in the communicative process and the potential dominance of particular dialects
- The structural layout of ‘Arabic cyberspace’, i.e. who says what and where (geographically)
The deadline for proposals: 30th April 2010
Dr. Anissa Daoudi
School of Government and International Affairs/ School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University, UK
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