Quelques clichés de la journée d’étude « L’objet de la migration : la construction de la figure de l’exilé par les objets dans l’espace narratif », qui s’est tenue dans les salons d’honneur et la salle des plaques, 2 rue de Lille.
Programme complet et présentation des intervenants ici:
Inalco pôle recherche 2, rue de Lille 75007 Paris Entrée libre
(M° Palais Royal, Saint Germain des Prés, rue du Bac/ Bus 24, 27, 39, 68, 69, 95 / R.E.R C – station Musée d’Orsay)
Dans Pnine (1957), Nabokov présente son héros éponyme, un russe émigré, fasciné par les objets de la modernité occidentale, sa maladresse signifiant sa condition d’étranger. Dans les pages finales du roman, le seul bien auquel il tient est mis en danger par un objet « bipède » significativement aigu et lourd, leur collusion incarnant les affects engagés par une situation singulière, celle de l’exil. A la précieuse coupe de Pnine répondent en écho le bol à raser de Sender Roth (Philip Roth, Patrimoine, une histoire vraie, 1992), la valise de Sergueï Dovlatov (La valise, 1984), le fauteuil d’Hélène Cixous (Les Rêveries de la femme sauvage, 2000), le costume de Mohammed Saleh (Alaa El Aswany, Chicago, 2007), le sac vert olive de Velibor Colić (Manuel d’exil, 2016), bien d’autres encore entrelaçant expériences personnelles et espaces fictionnels dans un topos de l’exil à la fois pérenne et réactualisé.
Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home
The early colonization of the Americas represented the layering of cultures and new inscriptions of place. Today we see conceptions of the stability of ‘old world’ that have been challenged by centuries of two-way flows of people and objects, each engendering new meanings, allowing for new interpretations of landscape, the production of identities and generating millions of stories. The emergence of the ‘new world’ in opposition to the old – in real, imaginary and symbolic terms – problematizes sense of place and induces consideration of a ‘placelessness’ as a location for ideas of home, memory and belonging. This conference looks at the actors and processes that produce and reconfigure the old world in the new, and the new world in the old across the Atlantic – north and south – through constructions of heritage in material and immaterial form. Its focus is upon the widely conceived Trans-Atlantic but we also welcome contributions that focus on the heritages of migration from around the world.
Held at the National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina – a country that itself has seen mass immigration – this conference asks:
What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities and generations?
How is the concept of home made meaningful in a mobile world?
Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?
Travelling Narratives and Images in Times of Migration
The Norwegian University Centre in Paris, NUCP I Interdisciplinary seminar, October 20-21, 2016
Extendend Deadline : 10 september 2016
Migrant narratives and aesthetic practices influenced by experiences of migration constitute a growing field in contemporary art and literature. Current patterns of migration and issues related to the protection of refugees and asylum seekers contribute to the strong societal impact of migrant aesthetics and narrratives, but also serve to explain the need for them as such, as well as the need to reexamine them. More than ever, we need to understand the experiences of exiles, migrants and refugees. The objective of this interdisciplinary seminar is to examine textual, material and visual expressions that represent, discuss and problematize migration.
Historically, the Mediterranean has been a site of encounters between different cultures, giving rise to a rich cultural heritage of text, music and film, that describe experiences of migration, exile and cultural encounters. Current trends in migration and globalisation lead to an increase in travelling narratives, images and objects, producing aestethic practices that both work in and through tradition. But they may also represent and destabilise categories such as gender, class, ethnicity, family and sexuality and challenge exisisting understandings of multilingualism, multilingual literature and aesthetic practices, thus inviting a reexamination of the possible contribution of literary studies, art history and linguistics to their analysis.