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Transnational Narratives of Migration and Exile

Perspectives from the Humanities

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  • Pages: 190
  • Language: Engelsk
  • ISBN: 9788215042411
  • Publication date: 10.05.2021
  • Book group: 226
The contributions to this volume examine the complexity of transnational narratives through analyses of language, aesthetics, and subjectivity as well as of the critical potential and ethical dimension of these narratives. The volume is interdisciplinary, featuring contributions from literary studies, linguistics, art history, semiotics, and film studies.

In recent years, issues of migration and exile have increasingly come to public attention. Experiences of exile and migration are also increasingly being documented and represented in the form of literary and aesthetic expressions, such as texts, films, and visual art projects like installations and photographs. Such representations are interesting aesthetic documents in their own right, and they also offer an important perspective on the understanding of the transnational experience of migration and exile. These stories, or transnational narratives, favor a more nuanced perspective as well as new imaginaries of migration and exile that allow for the interrogation of contemporary discourses on these topics.

Camilla Erichsen Skalle

Camilla Skalle is Associate professor in Italian literature at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, where she teaches Italian literature and culture. Skalle holds a PhD in Italian literature, and her research interests include contemporary Italian literature, feminist literary criticism, foreign language didactics and Italian migrant literature and film. Her research within the field of humanistic migration studies is characterized by a comparative approach as she draws upon both literary and linguistic theory as well as exploring the uses of migrant narratives in the teaching of foreign languages.
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Anje Muller Gjesdal

Anje Müller Gjesdal is Associate Professor of French language at Østfold University College, where she teaches French language and Sociolinguistics. Gjesdal has a PhD in French linguistics and discourse analysis, and her current research focuses on the linguistic and discursive representation of migration and exile.
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