School of Arts at Conference in Montreal
Media and Cultural Studies academics from the School of Arts on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Dr Nicola Jones and Ms Sandra Pitcher, along with MA student, Mr Warwick Jones, will represent UKZN at an international conference in Canada.
They have been invited to present their research papers at the prestigious International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference which takes place from the 12 to 16 July and is hosted by the Faculty of Communication at the University of Québec in Montreal.
They will present papers under the conference theme: Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication.
Jones will present a paper titled: "Who will tell the emperor he has no clothes?: Art as political protest in the work of South African artists Brett Murray and Ayanda Mabulu."
Pitcher will present her paper titled: "Hegemonic Myth-Making: A Discussion of Zapiro's representation of Nelson Mandela (1994-1999)."
Warwick Jones will present his research paper: "South African Selfies: Ubuntu or a Culture of Narcissism?"
The aim of the conference is to support the advancement of research in communication around the world and it presents an opportunity to learn and share ideas with scholars across 95 countries.
The UKZN scholars are all thrilled to be presenting their papers at IAMCR, with Mr Jones adding: ‘I am very excited but also incredibly nervous. Academics from around the world are going to be there.’