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[ecrea] Call for Papers-Self-Representation and representation of Muslim women in digital media and on-screen

Mon Apr 16 09:52:05 GMT 2018

MeCCSA - Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network
Call for Papers
Self-Representation and representation of Muslim women in digital media and on-screen
Wednesday 27th June 2018 - University of East London, Stratford Campus

The Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network invites proposals for a one-day conference to explore the self-representation and representation of Muslim women in digital media and on-screen.

From media debate on hijabs in schools, to the recent viral Twitter hashtag, #MosqueMeToo highlight a chasm between society’s perceptions of Muslim women and the lived experience of Muslim women.

In literature, essay collections such as The Things I would Tell You (Mahfouz, 2017) and the upcoming Sabeena Akhtar anthology, Cut From the Same Cloth, highlight a rise in the mainstream self-representation of Muslim women. Indeed, social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube are producing a host of influencers, some garnering in excess of hundreds of thousands of followers worldwide and securing coveted brand affiliations. At the same time that self-representation is on the rise with its attendant problems about speaking for all Muslim women, mainstream representation is still rolling out the same old tropes. Television programmes such as My Week as a Muslim (Channel 4, 2017) have been accused of cultural insensitivity, and others such as Extremely British Muslims (Channel 4, 2017) and The Truth About Muslim Marriage (Channel 4, 2017) have evoked mixed reactions in terms of the intention behind the shows versus the resulting effect on the collective social imagination. In wider society, Tell Mama’s most recent annual report highlighted that the greatest impact of anti-Muslim violence continues to be directed towards visible Muslim women (Tell Mama, 2017).

Proposals for 15-minute papers or presentations are invited which focus on representation and self-representation of Muslim women in, but are not limited to, the following areas:

-	The representation of Muslim women across media platforms and the press
- Social media self-representation platforms - Representation in film and television (Britain, Hollywood and beyond)
- Social media brand affiliations - Social impact of self-/representation

We welcome proposals from independent researchers, archivists, postgraduate students, academics, and broadcast professionals. We are happy to receive papers submitted together, but reserve the right to organise panels as we think best. Please use the following format for proposals, on one side of an A4 document:

•	Name, contact details.
•	Title of paper or presentation
•	250-word summary or abstract
• 100-word biographySend proposals as a Word doc or PDF attachment by email to:
	Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu,  (gaujla-sidhu /at/
	Naida Redgrave, (n.redgrave /at/

Deadline: 14 May  2018

Details of Keynote Speakers and ticketing information will be published in due course.

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