Co-organised by Dr. Gil Pasternak (The University of Huddersfield) and Lior Libman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; The University of Leeds), 'Insight Palestina' is a one-day international conference to be hosted at the University of Leeds (UK) on 7 June 2012, 9.30 – 20.45.

Keynote Speakers Paper Titles:

  • Prof. Sander Gilman: SCANDAL! Images, Discourses, and the Image of Discourse that 'hurt people's feelings'
  • Prof. Griselda Pollock: Screen Memories: Making Pasts Futures in 'And Europe Will Be Stunned' by Yael Bartana
  • Dr. Ihab Saloul: Sites and Insights: Exilic Memory and the Politics of the Anti-linear Sound-Image

Confirmed Speakers Paper Titles:

  • Dr. Alma Mikulinsky (University of Hong Kong): Crossing Discursive Borders: Representations of Checkpoints in Palestinian Art and Film
  • Dr. Simon Faulkner (Manchester Metropolitan University): Israel/Palestine and the Politics of Curiosity
  • Dr. Orly Shevi (Tel Aviv University): Ici et Ailleurs – Godard's Cinematic reflections on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Lior Libman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Shadows over the Land Without Shade: The Iconisation of the Kibbutz in the 1950s as an acting-out of post-Nakba Cultural Trauma
  • Dr. Gil Pasternak (The University of Huddersfield): Jewish Soldiers of the Time: Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Rineke Dijkstra's 'Israel Portraits'

Screening and Artist's Talk:

  • Yael Bartana and Sławomir Sierakowski (founder and chief editor of Krytyka Polityczna magazine) will discuss Bartana's piece 'And Europe Will be Stunned' (2011)


University of Leeds and Huddersfield Students: Free (please read the 'Read More' section)

Delegates Early Bird Registration – 26 April – 7 May 2012: £15 (please read the 'Read More' section)

Delegates Late Registration: 8 – 20 May 2012: £20

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