CFP: Mass media and the Genocide of the Armenians: One Hundred Years of Uncertain Representation (edited book))

On the eve of the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, it would be desirable to consider the place and role of the mass media (press, radio, TV, Internet) in the knowledge and recognition of the crime committed against the Armenian civilian population of the Ottoman Empire.

To this end, it is appropriate to investigate the phenomenon by taking into account three specific periods:

• the pre-genocidal period (1890-1914);

• the period of the genocide (1915-1916);

• the post-genocidal period (since 1965).

The edited volume will be structured following four thematic axes :

1) mass media studies: the importance and role of sources of information in developing awareness of the events and recognition of the genocide worldwide;

2) international relations: the consequences on Turkey’s international relations following the formation of a specific media space related to the Armenian genocide;

3) iconographic studies: the presence of an iconography of the genocide of the Armenians in mass media representations;

4) sociolinguistic studies: the study of sociolinguistic markers of discourse produced by the media and semantical representation of the events in the legal, political and symbolic sphere.

Please send by e-mail to both Richard Godin,, and Stefanie Kappler,

• an abstract (500 words max)

• a biographical note (including institutional affiliation, e-mail and recent publications)

March 1st 2014: Deadline for proposals (abstracts)

April 15th 2014: Selection of proposals

September 1st 2014: Deposit of complete chapter texts for evaluation (6000 words max. including footnotes and bibliography)

November 1st 2014: Results of the peer-review

December 15th 2014: Final submission of texts for publication

Richard Godin
Université Laval
Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines, local 2301,
Québec, QC,
G1V 0A6,
Phone: (418) 688-3641

Stefanie Kappler
Department of History and Politics
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)151 291 3941

Email: +
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