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Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones

Écotones 2 : expériences des migrations et des transformations dans les écotones

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Published on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

The organizing committee welcomes papers addressing social, cultural and artistic dynamics in relation with migration and transformative ecotones. We encourage the submission of papers exploring’ subjectivities and their expression through different narrative forms (art pieces, novels, administrative narratives, or stories collected by ethnographic research). Our intent is to open a cross-feeding multidisciplinary dialogue. We welcome examinations of literature, comparisons of artistic expression, investigations of anthropological discoveries, as well as analysis within the political sciences, history and geography.

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Argument

This event is the follow-up of a conference cycle on the notion of ecotones. Initially used in physical geography, an “ecotone” is a transitional area between two or more distinct ecological communities. The aim is to revisit this ecological metaphor and see how it sheds light on the transformations inherent in the social sciences such as in migration, diaspora, and settlement studies, while also investigating the hybrid cultures created in the ecotones discovered in literary studies, and explorations into the transitional spaces brought on by ecological changes.

Ecotones can be analysed through their effects on who and what occupies them, through their relations with the spaces beyond them, through the transformative processes they induce. This second conference seeks to investigate further this avenue of research by focusing on migrant subjectivities and how it intersects with ecotonic contexts.

The organizing committee welcomes papers addressing social, cultural and artistic dynamics in relation with migration and transformative ecotones. We encourage the submission of papers exploring’ subjectivities and their expression through different narrative forms (art pieces, novels, administrative narratives, or stories collected by ethnographic research). Our intent is to open a cross-feeding multidisciplinary dialogue. We welcome examinations of literature, comparisons of artistic expression, investigations of anthropological discoveries, as well as analysis within the political sciences, history and geography.

Program

Thursday the 22nd

 9:45-10:45

Panel 1: Identities in transition

Chair: Marie Kruger

  • Srilata Ravi: Sans visa: Narratives of ‘undocumentedness’ in the Indian ocean
  • Anna Correia De Sa: What it means to be a Portuguese in Guyana?

11:00-12:00

Panel 2: The spaces of urban experience

Chair: Srilata Ravi

  • Nicolas Treiber: Le parcours de la non-reconnaissance. Topographie littéraire d’un écotone postcolonial
  • Margot Delon: Socialisations en attente ou socialisations de l’attente ? Familles migrantes dans les bidonvilles de l’après-guerre en France

 14:00-15:00 Keynote Speaker-Gina Ulysse (Wesleyan University)

Panel 3: Memory and time in the ecotones

15:15-16:45

Chair: to be confirmed

  •  Mara Mattoscio: In Between Consecutive Lives and Co-Existing Spaces. J. M. Coetzee’s and Igiaba Scego’s Transformative Literary Limbos
  • Marie Kruger: The Time of the Ecozone: Urban Landscapes and the Legacies of Apartheid in South African Cinema
  • Sandra Burchi, Gabriel Tomei: Stratégie d’intégration dans les récits des jeunes migrants qualifiés. Une enquête sur les diplômés de l'Université de Pise en Italie.

18:00-20:00Art performance: Jade Montserrat et Daniel Purroy-Jade Montserrat (UK) et Daniel Purroy (France). Présenté par Judith Misrahi-Barak Lieu: Auditorium de musicologie, Présidence de l'Université

Friday the 23rd

9:30-11:00

Panel 4: Women’s narratives

Chair: Judith Misrahi Barak

  • Nadia Mounchit: Dire l'intime en situation d'entretien : se dire et se risquer ?
  • Suzanne Scafe: Remembering “political blackness” as a space for agency and transformation in contemporary Black British women’s life-writing archives.
  • Susan Ball: Contingency of middle class women’s transcultural places of living

11:15-12:15

Panel 5: Youth in migration: age and space in transition

Chair: Daniel Senovilla Hernandez

  • Claire Cossée, Maïtena Armagnague: Subjectivités d’enfants migrants dans l’espace scolaire. Combiner sociologie et arts dans le recueil des données
  • Fabienne Le Houerrou: Behind the Bridge, Intersections Spaces of the Tibetan Diaspora in Delhi

14:00-15:00 Keynote Speaker-Catherine Mazauric (Université Aix Marseille)

15:15-16:45

Panel 6: Migration and Transition in visual cultures

Chair: Fabienne Lehouerou

  • Sabina Barone: Gazpacho Agridulce: Translocal Sino-Adalusian Identifications in Quan’s Comic Strips
  • Markus Arnold: Entre stylisation onirique, naturalisme expressif et satire sociale: comment dire l’expérience migratoire dans la bande dessinée contemporaine ?
  • Christine Larrazet, Isabelle Rigoni: Dire et voir la migration. Une expérience de photo elicitation

Saturday the 24th

9:30-11:00

Panel 7: Refugee camps

Chair: Thomas Lacroix

  • Rafik Arfaoui: Les effets de la structure des écotones sur l’accueil et l’intégration des demandeurs d’asile dans les territoires non-métropolitains
  • Johan Jacobs: Narrative zones of refuge in A Man of Good Hope by Jonny SteinbergZsolt Mate: The intercultural approaches of the U.S. Army in Camp Kilmer with the 1956 Hungarian refugees

11h30-13h00

Panel 8: In, out and beyond: routes and hosts

Chair : Alan Rice

  •  Sarah Przybyl: D’États en états : l’expérience de la double transition des mineurs isolés étrangers
  • Beatrice Scutaru: Stigmatisation et construction identitaire : Les migrants roumains en France et en Italie
  • Moussa Traore: Spacio-temporality in Dany Laferrière’s Pays sans chapeau and l’Énigme du retour: A Crafty Imbrication of Virtual Ecotone and Global Nodal Space.

Places

  • Hotel Fumé, Salle des Actes - 8 Rue René Descartes
    Poitiers, France (86)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017

Keywords

  • écotone, migrations internationales, postcolonialisme

Contact(s)

  • Thomas Lacroix
    courriel : thomas [dot] lacroix [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr
  • Judith Misrahi Barak
    courriel : judith [dot] misrahi-barak [at] univ-montp3 [dot] fr

Information source

  • Thomas Lacroix
    courriel : thomas [dot] lacroix [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones », Colloquium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 07, 2017, https://calenda.org/407176

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