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Zouj: Dynamic Jewish-Muslim Interaction in Popular Maghribi Comedic Performance Culture since the 1920s

Project description

An artistic exploration of Arab-Israeli relations

Researchers will explore Jewish-Muslim dynamic interactions in performance art across North Africa (the Maghreb) and France since 1920. The EU-funded DJMI project will study the interactions in popular comedic performance culture, focusing on the word Zouj which means a couple, or two, in both Arabic and Hebrew. The study will trace the dynamics of Jewish-Muslim interactions starting from the satirical sketches of early popular comedic theatrical production in Algeria and Morocco to a recent wave of literature, film and music. The findings will provide a new historical perspective on the current sectarian divisions between Muslims and Jews around the world. The time period encompasses France’s attempts to assimilate Maghrebi Jews and Muslims at different levels under colonial rule, decolonisation that saw mass departures from North Africa and the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia across the Western world.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 261 975,36

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT
Morocco
Address
Avenue Des Nations Unies Agdal
10080 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments