This conference will be held by the faculty of arts, and the faculty of social sciences and laws on 17/18th June. Entry is free, but they want you to pre-register.
The premise is that representation is not a separate objective form from the creation of the subjects being represented. The relationship is inherently political, ambiguous and tacit, making misrepresentation all the more a necessary object of discussion.
Read a review of 'Mis/Representations in Media' in UniLife magazine, p.12:
The conference is comprised of 4 sessions of papers exploring issues of mis/representation in politics, history, identity and social reality with an emphasis on discussion and debate. In addition, there are two workshops on professional and academic media through the direction of lecturers and practitioners from the University of Manchester, the BBC, and the Manchester University Press. This will prove invaluable for individuals interested in gaining media experience, improving career profiles and employment opportunities, and knowing more about routes into the media sector.
Finally, a panel session of esteemed academics, professionals and MPs will provide an opportunity for dialogue in the field of media, during which we will consider mis/representations of reality within media, questioning whether media represents reality, or creates only a representation of reality?
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