Reframing narratives of conflict: case study of the media narratives of the 2014 incursion into Gaza

Posted by jcm22 at Jan 24, 2019 03:40 PM |
7 February 2019 - Part of the LeCTIS Seminar Series 2018/19 - Spring. The seminar will focus on how international news organisations (re)narrate violent conflicts and how media institutions contribute in shaping different social reality, using the 2014 Israeli incursion into Gaza as a case study.

Details

Date: 7 February 2019
Time: 4.30pm-6.00pm
Venue: Bennett Lecture Theatre 5

ContactDr Yan Ying


Overview

Speaker: Noora Al-Kaabi, University of Leicester

The notion of framing in news has been extensively discussed in mass communication and linguistics but rarely examined in relation to the overlooked area of news translation (Bielsa and Bassnett 2009; Bielsa 2015).

Few scholars examined the relationship between framing and news translation such as Valdeon (2015, 2016), Van Dooslaer (2009, 2010) and Gambier (2006). However, few share the view that global news translation use (re)framing as a tool to reconstruct the social reality.

The seminar will focus on how international news organisations (re)narrate violent conflicts and how media institutions contribute in shaping different social reality, using the 2014 Israeli incursion into Gaza as a case study. Guided by insights from narrative theory (Baker 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010), the talk will examine how translators in journalistic settings jointly construct translation-mediated texts that (re)frame the events strengthening or undermining particular narratives.

About the speaker

Noora is a third year PhD student in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked as a lecturer in Translation in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Qatar University. She holds an MA degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester. Her research interests include translation, media and political violence in the Arab world.


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