Klicktipp: „Europe and Refugees: Transformed Together“. New Issue of The European Journal of Life Writing (online)

The European Journal of Life Writing (05/2016) (Web)


  • David Österle: The Stranger in the Self. Hofmannsthal’s Relationship to Jewishness
  • Souhir Zekri: A Demythologized Auto/Biography: Beginnings and Evolution of Metabiography in Feminine Postmodern Fiction
  • Anne Rueggemeier: Beyond the Subject – towards the Object? Nancy K. Miller’s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past (2011) and the Materiality of Life Writing
  • Susanne Fuchs: „Proper“ Profiles. On Facebook’s investment in the autobiographical genre.
  • Reviews and Reports
  • Fourth IABA Europe Conference Papers
  • Read more … (Web)

The refugee crisis facing Europe involves millions of people in dangerous forms of transit. Displaced, dispossessed and traumatised, refugees leave behind lives they know to face uncertain futures. Media reports refer to ‘waves’ of people arriving: in this sea of troubles, many have stories to tell.

From a life writing perspective, these stories raise urgent questions.

What forms of listening are meaningful to those telling? What pressures on identity do refugee experiences foreground? What influences affect refugee stories – often shaped in relation to digital impressions about destinations – and what must refugees navigate in order to reach safety? What languages, literal and figurative, affect their transition from one life to another? How can the academic community help narratives and personal accounts from becoming stereotypes? How does the verbal and visual language around refugees contribute to their difficulties? Read more … (Web)