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Pictures, youth and societies in the Mediterranean and Arabic worlds

January 14 and 15, 2016 symposium


How do we tell stories to those who cannot (yet) read words ?

How can we read an image ?

How can we write the world, through image ?

The symposium invites participants to question contemporary narrative images in Arabic and Mediterranean worlds. Narrative images are understood as a still image that represents the world in the form of a children book, artwork, popular painting on any medium, or in media, political, digital, advertising spaces.

The conference is intended for researchers but also book professionals and writers/illustrator from the Mediterranean area.

Three core themes will be discussed :

  • Youth litterature as a reflection and a project for Mediterranean societies
  • Visual codes and languages in children literature.
  • Narration and political and societal commitments through their images.

A symposium offered by la Bibliothèque départementale (BDP13) and IREMAM laboratory (MMSH), organised by Mathilde Chèvre and ARVIMM, with the support of the University of Aix-Marseille, COBIAC, MEDiaKitab, and Mediterranean memories.