Colloque international : “Creative Resistance: Political Humour in the Arab Uprisings” — Université de Cologne (Allemagne), 27-29/03/2014

Mocking the ruler or representatives of the ruling class can be an effective instrument to question and challenge political power by discrediting its authority and reputation. The conference aims to explore the various facets and functions of political humour that have occurred in the course of the „Arab Uprisings” as a force of creative resistance. Bringing together activists and academics, we seek to analyze and theorize forms of humorous expression in various genres and forms of art (literature, satire, graffiti, theater etc.) as well as different forms of media like newspapers, online-magazines, youtube-videos and banners.

For registration please contact Stephan Milich ( until 15 March 2014. Program and further information

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