ACDC meeting, Tuesday 13 November, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri on “The normalization of war in Israeli discourse”, 15:30-17:00, 12A39

Dear ACDC list members,

Our next ACDC meeting will be on The normalization of war in Israeli discourse 1967-2008 and will be presented by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri from the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Date: Tuesday, 13 November
Time: 15:30-17:00
Place: 12A39

She will present some of her work on Israeli war discourse in everyday life, including photographs of streetlife and texts. The framework she applies and would like to discuss is one of Cultural CDA.

She writes: My first motivation for this discussion is to describe life in the reality of repetitive wars from the perspective of Israeli citizen. I would like to talk about the tension between ‘normal life’ and living in endless shade of concrete or potential war as a cultural reality. More specifically, I would like to raise two questions:

  • What is the role of the Israeli war discourse in the situation of repetitive wars?
  • Can we identify linguistic and discursive mechanisms that are typical to the Israeli war discourse and maybe to other war discourses? 

Please find attached a recent article that will give some background for the presentation. I also attach the notes from our last meeting when Laura Filardo gave her talk about contesting spaces and memory in Northern Irish memorial plaques.

Please respond if you plan to attend: a.r.kaal@vu.nl

If you have not signed up to our website, please do so we can keep you informed http://www.acdcweb.tk

Looking forward to seeing you,
Yours sincerely,
The ACDC convenors
Bertie Kaal, Steve Oswald, Nicolina Montesano Montessori and Alan Cienki

PS: The December meeting is planned for 11th December. We will welcome Esperanza Morales Lopez (Un. Of Coruna) who will talk about social movements.

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