Fractured Stories? Narratives of Migration

Fractured Stories


When people move, what kinds of stories do they tell? What happens to those narratives when they circulate around the world? Does their refraction through translation and adaptation make for a different kind of story? Most importantly: can narratives of migration ever form a coherent whole, and should they have to?

The event was followed by a screening of Michael Winterbottom’s In this World (2002). 

Please download a poster for the event here.







Dr Ulrike Draesner (Visiting Fellow, New College): Havoc and Ado: How to cross borders and cause maximal trouble

Dr Andreas Kossert (Research Fellow at the Foundation for Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin): The other Germans: Post-war society and its refugees from the East

Dr Katie Brown (Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies, Bristol): Translating Venezuelan narratives of migration

Dr Mette Louise Berg (Senior Lecturer, Social Science, UCL): title TBC

Geetha Reddy (PhD Candidate in Psychology, LSE): Migration among the diaspora: The construction of racial identity for the access of power, privilege and belonging

Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion

 Screening of Michael Winterbottom’s In this World (2002), 85 mins.

This event takes place in conjunction with the Ludwig lecture “Dead as a Dodo? Why Literature Matters in Times of Migration and Unrest” given by Ulrike Draesner at New College, McGregor Matthews Room,  25 February 2017.

The organisers, Chiara Giovanni and Jana Maria Weiss, are grateful to the support of the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities in making this event possible.