New article and cluster 'Refugee Tales'


Dear readers of the European Journal of Life Writing,

On behalf of the editorial board, I am very happy to announce that the EJLW has published a new article and the cluster ‘Refugee Tales’.

I would like to take the opportunity of this announcement to say goodbye and to thank you all for your interest in the journal, the articles you have read, submitted or reviewed and for your contribution to the success of the EJLW. After six years it is time for me to concentrate on my own research and therefore, at the IABA-conference in Warsaw last July, I stepped down as journal manager. I’ve been succeeded by Sjoerd-Jeroen Moenandar.

Best wishes

Petra van Langen


Elayne Smith, ‘Fast and Slow Thinking in Narrative Recovery: Pluralistic Trauma Processing during Covid-19’.

Cluster ‘Refugee Tales’

Sandra Mayer, Sylvia Mieszkowski and Kevin Potter, ‘Introduction: Life Writing through Refugee Tales’.

Judith Kohlenberger, ‘The Refugee (Tale) Paradox: Narratives of Vulnerability and Aspirationality’.

Ayşe Dursun and Birgit Sauer, ‘Narrating Paradox Affects: Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-Seekers in Austria’.

Sylvia Mieszkowski, ‘In_Visibilizing Stress: Refugee Tales as a Counter-Apparatus’.

Jessica Gustafsson, ‘Flyktpodden: Migrant and Minority Voices that matter?’

Sandra Mayer, ‘Decentring the Author: Refugee Tales and Collaborative Life Narrative as Activism’.

Helga Ramsey-Kurz, ‘A Difficult Passage to Navigate: From Asylum Story to Refugee Tale’.

Patience Agbabi, ‘The Refugee’s Tale: The Story of the Story’.

David Herd, ‘Afterword: The Refugee Tales Walking Inquiry into Immigration Detention’.