Abstract: In this talk, I investigate gendered martyr motifs in Coptic Christian popular songs
following the Egyptian 2011 and 2013 uprisings. How are minority politics sung, written, and
performed on and through Christian women’s bodies and voices? And, how do these songs
speak to larger questions of citizenship and belonging for Egypt’s largest religions minority.
Speaker: Carolyn Ramzy, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University