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Research Seminar: 16 March 2016 – Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido, “A Land of Promises”.


Research Seminar: 16 March 2016 – Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido, “A Land of Promises”.

Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2015-2016

16 March 2016

A Land of Promises:
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the British Press
Speaker: Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido (CCCU)

In this presentation, Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido provides an overview of the ways in which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been constructed in British national newspapers since 1948. Using a combined theoretical and methodological framework – Postcolonial Critical Discourse Analysis – she examines four different case studies to trace the evolution of the representations of the conflict. Placing each case study within their own historical context (with particular reference to Britain’s postcolonial relation to Palestine), she focuses on the use of language, such as the deployment of the terms ‘terrorism’ and ‘terrorist’ to classify agents of political violence.

Dr Sanz Sabido is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has previously taught at University of Leicester and De Montfort University, where she delivered a variety of modules in media discourse, journalism, media and identity, media and globalization, cultural studies, Public Relations, and research methods, amongst other subjects, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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