The Figure of the Terrorist in Literature, Film and Media

08.11.2019, 09:00 - 09.11.2019, 18:00
University of Zurich, Main Building, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8001 Zurich

In their pioneering 1996 study Terror and Taboo, cultural anthropologists Joseba Zulaika and William Douglass point out a curious paradox in the contemporary preoccupation – or, rather, obsession – with terrorism: whereas the topic of terrorism has been ubiquitous in Western public discourse since the late twentieth century, the voices of terrorists themselves are usually silenced.

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Prof. Dr. Michael C. Frank

Dr. Maria Flood