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Call for Papers: Political Slogans in a Changing Arab World (April 2013, Cairo)

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Workshop: Political Slogans in a Changing Arab World
April 2013
Cairo, Egypt

The Orient-Institut in Beirut is organizing a workshop on political slogans and the question of how political and social change is reflected in the recent development of political slogans in Egypt and the Arab world.

The workshop observes the transformation of political communication and is calling for papers that deal with written, shouted, sung and digitally spread slogans in the way in which they appear in social media, street art and other artistic forms of political protest. It especially welcomes contributions that apply methods from linguistics and discourse analysis as well as empirically grounded social research. The workshop will take place in Cairo in April 2013. The exact date is yet to be fixed. Papers in Arabic and English are welcome. 

All interested researchers are invited to send an abstract before February 28, 2013 via e-mail to Dr. Thomas Scheffler:

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Nader Srage:
See also his current research project: The political slogan in a changing Arabic world: a linguistic approach.

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