Terrorism, Taboo and Discursive Resistance: The Agonistic Potential of the Terrorist Novel

Guest lecture hosted by the School of Politics, Philosophy, Languages and Communication Studies, and the Critical Global Politics Research Group.

Professor Richard Jackson
University Of Otago, New Zealand

Date: Wednesday 17 September 2014
Time: 4pm
Location: UEA, Arts 2.01

About: Richard Jackson is Deputy Director at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, New Zealand. Richard's research interests are bound together by an interest in the nature, causes, and resolution of political violence. More specifically, his research has focused on questions of international conflict resolution, including negotiation and mediation, the social construction of war and other forms of organised political violence, political development in the African state, and critical approaches to terrorism. He is the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and the former convener of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG). Richard is author and editor of 8 books and more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. His books include: Contemporary Debates on Terrorism; Terrorism: A Critical Introduction; Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Cases; Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century: Principles, Methods and Approaches; Critical Terrorism Studies: A New Research Agenda; and Writing the War on Terrorism: Language, Politics and Counterterrorism. His first novel - Confessions of a Terrorist - was published earlier this year.

Tickets: All are welcome, no prior booking required.
More information: For queries, please contact Lee Jarvis (PPL): l.jarvis@uea.ac.uk