Prof. Ewa Macura Nnamdi (University of Silesia) will join the IRTG Diversity in Saarbrücken in January and February 2020.
She will give a lecture on "Fictions of Water: Refugees and the Sea". This talk is about her current project tentatively titled Fictions of Water: Refugees and the Sea which aims to examine the aesthetic and political dimensions and effects of the relationship between refugees and the sea as it is represented in selected postcolonial literary and cinematic texts of the 21st century. In this talk she will briefly sketch the methodological underpinnings of her research, namely, some of the most important assumptions and lines of inquiry of oceanic studies, on one hand. On the other, she will discuss/present some of the primary texts, literary and cinematic, in an attempt to unpack the encounter between the sea and the refugees and delineate the theoretical and interpretative aims of the project.
February 4, 2020, 6 PM
Saarland University, Building A5 3, Lecture Hall 2.03