Europe and Refugees: Transformed Together
The refugee crisis facing Europe involves millions of people in dangerous forms of transit. Displaced, dispossessed and traumatised, refugees leave behind lives they know to face uncertain futures. Media reports refer to ‘waves’ of people arriving: in this sea of troubles, many have stories to tell.
From a life writing perspective, these stories raise urgent questions.
What forms of listening are meaningful to those telling? What pressures on identity do refugee experiences foreground? What influences affect refugee stories – often shaped in relation to digital impressions about destinations - and what must refugees navigate in order to reach safety? What languages, literal and figurative, affect their transition from one life to another? How can the academic community help narratives and personal accounts from becoming stereotypes? How does the verbal and visual language around refugees contribute to their difficulties?
The European Journal of Life Writing invites anybody currently working with refugees or on projects that involve stories of escape and migration, or anybody interested in such initiatives to share ideas and experiences concerning refugee life writing.
Vol 5 (2016): EJLW
Table of Contents
|The Stranger in the Self. Hofmannsthal’s Relationship to Jewishness||PDF HTML|
|A Demythologized Auto/Biography: Beginnings and Evolution of Metabiography in Feminine Postmodern Fiction||PDF HTML|
|Beyond the Subject – towards the Object? Nancy K. Miller’s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past (2011) and the Materiality of Life Writing||PDF HTML|
|"Proper” Profiles. On Facebook’s investment in the autobiographical genre.||PDF HTML|
|Small Talk||PDF HTML|
Reviews and Reports
|Fans of the Archive: Reading Fan Letters in Richmal Crompton's Archive||PDF HTML|
|Extraordinary ordinary men Biographies of Dutch post-war premiers reviewed||PDF HTML|
Fourth IABA Europe Conference Papers
|Introduction to the IABA Europe Madeira Conference Papers||PDF HTML|
|Understanding Literary Diatexts: Approaching the Archive of Richmal Crompton, the Creator of ‘Just William’ Stories||PDF HTML|
|"The Literary Interview as Autobiography"||PDF HTML|
|Jerome Boyd Maunsell||MC23-MC42|
|Grief Interrupted: Writing My Father’s Life||PDF HTML|
|G. Thomas Couser||MC43-MC60|