CALL FOR PAPERS: The Multiple Lives of Memories: Materializing Experiences of Soviet Terror

2021-03-16

Edited by Samira Saramo (Migration Institute of Finland) & Ulla Savolainen (University of Helsinki)
Keywords: memory; life stories; experiences; materiality; emotion; mobility; violence; repression;
Soviet Union.

This peer-reviewed international collection of articles focuses on the expansive reach of Soviet Terror
through an analysis of the materialization of memories from multi-sited perspectives. The book
examines the concrete mobility of life stories, letters, memoirs, objects, and bodies reflecting Soviet
repression and violence across borders of geographical locations, historical periods, political regimes,
and generations, while simultaneously paying attention to more abstract processes of textual
circulation and (re)mediation. The collection asks: what happens to life stories, testimonies, and
experiences when they travel in time and space and are (re)interpreted and (re)formulated through
these transfers? What types of spaces for remembering, telling, and feeling are created, negotiated,
and contested in these contexts? What are the boundaries and intersections of intimate, familial, and
community memories?

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