Program and Participants Reconfiguring

Reconfiguring the (Non-)Political. Performing and Narrating Change and Continuity

28 August–4 September 2016, Tunis

Program [PDF]

Participants & Projects

Carl Rommel Feeling Adrift – The inflation and burst of Egypt’s emotional-political football bubble
Sonali Pahwa Gendered Performance and the Re-Spatialization of Politics in Egyptian Vlogs
Ieva Zakareviciute In line with INFOCORE – an international collaborative research project studying the role of media in violent conflict
Charlotte Lysa Women’s football in the Arab Gulf: Challenging the patriarchy?
Charlotte Pardey Body Imagery in Tunisian Novels – Contemporary Tunisian Novels with Regards to the Body and the Market –
Christian Junge Feeling (as) Politics – Affect and Emotion in Egyptian and Tunisian Literature and Art since the 2000s
Rüstem Ertug Altinay Dressing for Utopia Fashion and the Performance of Citizenship in Turkey (1923-2015)
Rahma Essid The Power of Images: Truth, manipulation and Intolerance
Chiara Loschi Sweeping Too Much Dirt Under A Small Carpet. How Local Rubbish Collection Reforms Uncover The Destabilizing Force Of Authoritarian Persistence In Tunisia
Walid El-Houri Beyond failure and success: protest, hegemony, and the persistence of politics
Karl Karim Zakhour Tunisia in Transition? Center-Periphery Dynamics in the interior of Tunisia
Lamia Moghnieh Re-configuring violence through psychological aid: humanitarian psychiatry, violence and the politics of suffering in Lebanon
Veronica Ferreri Creating the Syrian subject, perceiving the Syrian state. Displacement, violence and fantasy of the State among Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Haifa ben Chikha National Dialogue and democratic transition in Tunisia
Mohamed Amine Jelassi Minorities in the Constitution of 2014
Aymen Balhadj La jeunesse et la contestation politique
Anahi Alviso-Marino Visual artists of Yemen. A sociology of artists in their relation to the political
Lauren Pyott The Art of Syrian Identity Construction”: Towards an ‘Aesthetics of Citizenship’ in Contemporary Syrian Cultural Practices
Hajar Berghrabi The Role of Hip Hop and Rap in the Transformation Process in Morocco
Ayça Tunç Cox Strategies of Subversion: Understanding Gezi through Visual Narratives
Giedrė Šabaseviciute Culture as Politics.  Competing Readings of  Islamic Literary Activism in Contemporary Egypt
Shareah Taleghani Rescripting Human Rights: the Poetics and Politics of Syrian Prison Literature
Valentina Marcella Negotiating the (Non-)Political: Common Paths of Political Satire in the Arab and Turkish Uprisings
Ophelie Mercier Theatre at the margins: investigating new forms of political mobilisation in Egypt
Naomí Ramírez Díaz The close link between citizen journalism and the political: the case of Rami Jarrah
Baran Germen Melodramatic Modernity: Narratives of Victimhood, Affect, and Politics in Turkey
Laura Galián Meaning of “anarchism” in post-Mubarak Egypt
Marine Poirier Politics as usual? Backing the authoritarian regime, the case of General People’s Congress supporters in Yemen (2008-2011)
Reem Mehdoui Tunisian Youth and Socialization into Political Awareness
Mehmet Ragip Zik Cyberspace, Visual Rhetoric and Emotions: a cross-country analysis of activist experience in contemporary social movements
Bochra Kammarti L’émergence du fait religieux islamique dans les espaces publics séculiers
Aymon Kreil Antipolitics and the Defence of Normality in Egypt
Tutors
Michael Allan Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon (USA)
Friederike Pannewick Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Laura Ruiz de Elvira Post-Doc in Political Science at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)
Rachid Ouaissa Professor of Political Science at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Christoph Schwartz Post-Doc in Sociology (Re-Configurations) at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Jérôme Herteaux Institute de Recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC), Tunis
Malte Hagener Professor of Media Studies at Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Mouna Tekaya University La Manouba (Tunisia)
Felix Lang Post-Doc in Arabic Literature at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Enrique Klaus Post-Doc at MAEE / IRMC (Tunisia)
Imed Melitti Professor of Sociology at the University of Tunis El-Manar / Researcher at IRMC (Tunisia)