Lecture on ‘Stereotypes and Strangers: Muslims in Film and Television Drama since 9/11’

23 October 2007, 5.30pm, Room NG 15, Senate House, University of London

Dr. Peter Morey 

‘Stereotypes and Strangers: Muslims in Film and Television Drama since 9/11’

Seminar ‘Inter-University Postcolonial Studies’, organised by the Institute for English Studies, University of London

Dr. Peter Morey is Reader in English at the University of East London. He is author of ‘Fictions of India: Narrative and Power’ (Edinburg UP, 2000), ‘Rohinton Mistry’ (Manchester UP Contemporary World Writer’s Series, 2004), and co-editor of ‘Alternative Indias: Writing, Nation and Communalism’ (Rodopi, 2006). He has published widely in the fields of colonial and postcolonial literature, and is currently working on a new monograph, entitled ‘Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation from 9/11 to 7/7’, co-authored with Amina Yaqin, to be published by Harvard University Press.

The autumn 2007 seminar series of the Inter-University Postcolonial Studies is dedicated to the topic of Postcolonial/Muslim Cultures and Representation.  Find the full programme on their website: http://www.sas.ac.uk/events/visitor_events.php?page=ies_seminars&func=results&aoi_id=70

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One response to “Lecture on ‘Stereotypes and Strangers: Muslims in Film and Television Drama since 9/11’

  1. Readers may also be interested in “Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs after 9/11”
    by author Jack Shaheen.

    Jack Shaheen talks about the portrayal of Muslim Arabs in American movies and argues that this portrayal, largely negative, has shaped the way Americans view Arabs and U.S. policies towards Arab countries.

    About the Author
    Jack Shaheen is professor emeritus of mass communication at Southern Illinois University and a former consultant on the Middle East for CBS News. He is the author of several books, including “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood vilifies a People,” which was made into a documentary

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