Konferenzen, Tagungen

Imagining Migration, Knowing Migration: Intermedial Perspectives (19 - 21 March 2020, JMU Würzburg)


Imagining Migration, Knowing Migration: Intermedial Perspectives

1921 March 2020

Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

Am Hubland, Department of English Literature and Culture

Organised by Jennifer Leetsch (Würzburg), Frederike Middelhoff (Frankfurt), Miriam Wallraven (Würzburg)


Conference Programme

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Arrival and Check-In for Participants from Abroad

Thursday, 19 March 2020

11:30 – 12:30             Registration at Conference Venue & Coffee

12:30 – 13:00             Welcome and Introduction

Jennifer LeetschFrederike MiddelhoffMiriam Wallraven

13:00 – 14:30              Keynote & Discussion

Ananya Jahanara Kabir (London, UK): Moving Material: (Un)Making Migration through Dance

14:30 – 15:00            Coffee Break

Section 1: Visualizing Migration, Constructing Affective Knowledges

Panel Chair: Patricia Kemmer

15:00 – 16:30            

Ömer Alkin (Magdeburg, GER): The Mediality of Migration in Audiovisual Material

Kyung-Ho Cha (University of Bayreuth, GER): The Refugee Experience in Virtual Reality Documentaries

16:30 – 17:00             Break & Refreshments

17:00 – 17:45          

Mahmoud Arghavan (Munich, GER): Facts and "Alternative Facts" about Global Warming and Climate Refugees: Medial Representations of Causes and Effects of Migration from the Global South

19:00                          Conference Dinner


Friday, 20 March 2020

Section 2: Writing Migration, Configuring Knowledges

Panel Chair: Heike Raphael-Hernandez

9:30 – 11:00              

Kai Wiegandt (Tübingen, GER): Western Migrant Fiction Between Mimesis and Mimicry

Christian Sinn (St. Gallen, CH): Problematised Reception in Aesthetic Representations of Migration

11:00 – 11:30             Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00            

Jennifer Burns (University of Warwick, UK): Telling Lives: Itineraries of Knowing and Imagining through Stories of Migration

Frederike Middelhoff (Goethe University Frankfurt, GER): Imagining Migration, (Not) Knowing Migration around 1800

13:00 – 14:30             Lunch

Panel Chair: Zeno Ackermann

14:30 – 16:00            

Miriam Wallraven (JMU Würzburg, GER): “No narrative to make sense of what had happened”: The Genres of Narrating Migration during the Yugoslav Wars in English-Speaking Literature

Corina Crişu (University of Bucharest, ROM): Stories in the Stepmother Tongue: Eastern European Immigrant Women Writing in English

16:00 – 16:30             Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00            

Carmen Zamorano Llena (Dalarna University, SWE): Questioning the Distribution of the Sensible through ‘noeuds de mémoire’ in Rose Tremain’s The Gustav Sonata

Katrin Dennerlein (JMU Würzburg, GER): Mobility in Contemporary German Historical Novels

19:00                          Public Reading and Discussion

Olumide Popoola (Venue: Stadtbücherei Würzburg, Falkenhaus)

Saturday, 21 March 2020

9:30 – 11:00               Artist Intervention & Discussion                               

Charl Landvreugd (Rotterdam, NL): Notes on Ososma: Imagining Spaces

11:00 – 11:30             Coffee Break

Section 3: Performing Migration, Staging Knowledges

Panel Chair: Johannes Schlegel


11:30 – 13:00        

Josephine Fontaine (JMU Würzburg, GER): “I have to know who I am.”: Searching for Belonging and Identity in Fatou Kandé Senghor’s Documentary Film L'autre en moi (The Other in Me)

Jennifer Leetsch (JMU Würzburg, GER): Black Men Walking (2018): Reconfiguring British Memory Landscapes through Migratory Theatre Practices

13:00 – 14:00             Lunch

14:00 – 15:30            

Heike Raphael-Hernandez (JMU Würzburg, GER): Imagining Protest: African Diasporic Visual Art and European Politics Concerning Mediterranean Sea Crossings

Burcu Dogramaci (LMU Munich, GER): Performing Migration: Želimir Žilnik, Nil Yalter and Medial Self-Representation of “Guestworkers” in the 1970s

15:30 – 16:00             Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00             Final Discussion / Closing Remarks / Research Cooperation

17:00                          End of Conference; Departure


The conference is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) . Please visit https://imaginingmigration2020.wordpress.com/ and http://www.anglistik.uni-wuerzburg.de/abteilungen/englische-literatur-und-kulturwissenschaft/research/imagining-migration-knowing-migration-intermedial-perspectives/ for further information. If you have any questions concerning the event and the programme, please email imagining.migration.2020@gmail.com

Quelle der Beschreibung: Information des Anbieters


Ibero-Amerikanische Literatur (einschl. Karibik), Literatur aus Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz, Italienische Literatur, Postkoloniale Literaturtheorie, Medientheorie



Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Institut für deutsche Literatur und ihre Didaktik
Neuere Deutsche Literatur mit dem Schwerpunkt Romantikforschung
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU)
Englische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft
Beitrag von: Frederike Middelhoff
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 02.03.2020
Letzte Änderung: 02.03.2020