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Article | 30-November-2018

Travelling toponymy: The contribution of place names to the textual representation of place and memory in Abdellah Taïa’s Une mélancolie Arabe

Introduction Narratives of exile and migration, i.e. situations that pose challenges to the representation of place and memory, raise important questions as to how people use language to make sense of their situation, to uphold bonds with home, and construe places of arrival and transit, and how memory is constructed in this process. An important strategy is the textualisation of space, i.e. the use of linguistic tools to represent the spaces through which one passes in a more meaningful

Anje Müller Gjesdal

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 111–132

Article | 30-November-2018

Travelling narratives and images in times of migration

Introduction Migrant narratives and aesthetic practices influenced by experiences of exile and migration constitute a growing field in contemporary art and literature. Current trends in migration and globalisation have lead to an increase in travelling narratives, images and objects, and the production of aesthetic practices describing and problematising exile and migration, working in and through tradition. Migratory patterns and issues related to the protection of refugees and asylum seekers

Sigrun Åsebø, Anje Müller Gjesdal, Camilla Skalle

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 1–11

Article | 30-November-2018

Stitching the cloths of serial migrant life: The quilts of Barbara James

their neighbors. They struggle with the difficulty of expressing their subjective continuity across places and the different positions they are assigned. Concepts of hyphenation, hybridisation or assemblage or intersection only add to the sense that the serial migrant not only experiences but ‘is’ an overflowing collection rather than a coherent, continuous subject (Ong and Collier 2005; Ossman 2013). Exile, economic migrant, love migrant, exchange student, refugee: a serial migrant adds up not just

Susan Ossman

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 1, 88–110

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