>From: Jane Lewin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Coming Home? (Southampton, 1-3 April 2009)
>Coming home? Conflict and return migration in twentieth-century Europe.
>1-3 April 2009, University of Southampton.
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>The question of return has long been thought to
>be central to an exilic discourse and yet
>relatively little is known about how return
>migration is actually experienced and
>subsequently remembered by exiles and also by
>migrants more widely. In order to mark the 70th
>anniversary of the 'official' end of the Spanish
>Civil War and the start of the Second World War,
>events which led to the mass displacement of
>refugees, this conference seeks contributions
>for papers on the broad theme of conflict and
>return migration in twentieth-century Europe. We
>welcome individual papers or panels in English
>that focus on any exile, refuge or migrant
>return episode that has Europe as its point of
>arrival or departure. We are particularly
>interested in addressing the experiences,
>memories and conceptual issues of return in
>relation to the following questions:
> * What were the motivations for returning? How did institutions,
>political and social networks influence return? How was return organised?
> * What strategies did migrants adopt to deal with the impossibility
> * How were migrants received, perceived and represented by the
>authorities and communities upon their return?
> * To what extent were attitudes and post-return daily practices
>(e.g. rituals, cultural practices, language
>etc.) influenced by the experience of migration?
>In what ways, if at all, did migrants re-
>construct questions of home and homeland upon
> * How does return relate to the wider migratory process? To what
>extent does return signify the end of exile,
>diaspora, and the closure of the migration cycle?
> * How has return been remembered at an individual and group level?
>Does this vary between different categories of migrants?
> * How has return been represented in literature, art and film? What
>are the epistemological and ontological
>implications of these representations? Does an
>adequate representation or performance of return
> Keynote speakers:
> Alicia Alted Vigil, Professor of History, UNED,
>Madrid Geneviève Dreyfus-Armand, Historian and
>Director of the BDIC, Paris Franziska Meyer,
>Associate Professor of German Studies,
>University of Nottingham
>Organised with The Exilio Network: Research into
>Refugees and other Migrations, which is
>supported by the AHRC, and Outcast Europe.
>A selection of papers will be considered for
>publication after the conference. Please send
>abstracts (250 words) before 01/09/08
>to:Dr Alicia Pozo Gutiérrez [log in to unmask]
>/ Dr Scott Soo [log in to unmask]
>Conference website: http://www.soton.ac.uk/ml/research/cominghome.html
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