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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.

For more information, visit the conference website at thefigureoftheterrorist.wordpress.com.

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Prof. Dr. Michael C. Frank

Dr. Maria Flood