Conflict and culture
Our research is concerned with the critical analysis and artistic treatment of social and political crisis, and military conflict.
In an era of public concern about ‘fake news’ and propaganda – particularly in the digital space – our textual research and artistic interventions balance official communications and narratives about geopolitics, war and social struggle.
As the number and reach of global conflicts continues to grow, we analyse the accuracy and quality of media and public relations information about war and social conflict, and explores the changing nature of their cultural representation.
Our research covers the following topics
- International relations
- Post-conflict societies
- Area studies
- Visual cultures
- Critical journalism studies
- Graphic design
- Cultural memory
- Media studies
- Holocaust studies
- Discourse analysis
- Critical theory
Our research methods include sociological investigation, critical textual and discourse analysis, illustration and graphic design, and interdisciplinary approaches to practice research, for example hybrid academic-practice journal articles.
Projects and publications
While the majority of our research circulates within the academic community, we have attracted national media coverage, from major publications such as The Guardian, for Gruner and Netter's Corbyn Comic Book.
Discover our areas of expertise
Conflict and culture is one of our 3 areas of expertise in Film and Media – explore the others below.
We're focusing on work on new media platforms, diversity and representation in the film industry, genre and Hollywood, cinema, and Latin American and transnational cinema.
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