This book offers a compelling study of contemporary developments in European migration studies and the representation of migration in the arts and cultural institutions. It introduces scholars and students to the new concept of ‘postmigration’, offering a review of the origin of the concept (in Berlin) and how it has taken on a variety of meanings and works in different ways within different national, cultural and disciplinary contexts. The authors explore postmigrant theory in relation to the visual arts, theater, film and literature as well as the representation of migration and cultural diversity in cultural institutions, offering case studies of postmigrant analyses of contemporary works of art from Europe (mainly Denmark, Germany and Great Britain).
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I Postmigration as a Concept (Reception, Histories, Criticism); Introduction: From Artistic Intervention to Academic Discussion (Petersen, Schramm & Wiegand); 1 Academic Reception (Petersen & Schramm); 2 Comparing Histories: The United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark (Petersen & Schramm); 3 Criticism and Perspectives (Petersen, Schramm & Wiegand); Part II
Postmigration as a Perspective (Art, Literature, Film); Introduction: Towards a Postmigrant Frame of Reading (Moslund & Petersen); 4 ‘Say it loud!’ A Postmigrant Perspective on Postcolonial Critique in Contemporary Art (Petersen); 5 Towards a Postmigrant Reading of Literature. An Analysis of Zadie Smith’s NW (Moslund); 6 Struggles for a New concept of Heimat. A Postmigrant Perspective on Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen (Post & Schramm); Part III Sites of Negotiation (Identity, Language, Institutions); Introduction: Reinventing identities, languages and institutions (Gebauer, Vitting-Seerup & Wiegand); 7 Identity and Cultural Representations in the Postmigrant Condition (Petersen & Vitting-Seerup); 8 Postmonolingual Struggles and the Poetry of Uljana Wolf (Gebauer); 9 Organizing Postmigration in Cultural Institutions – Diversity Work as Intrusion, Potential or Fact? (Vitting-Seerup & Wiegand); Part IV Envisioning the Future; 10 Postmigration: From Utopian Fantasy to Future Perspectives (Moslund, Schramm & Vitting-Seerup)
Moritz Schramm is Associate Professor in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.
Sten Pultz Moslund is Associate Professor in Literature at the University of Southern Denmark.
Anne Ring Petersen is Associate Professor in Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Mirjam Gebauer is Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Aalborg.
Hans Christian Post is a postdoc in Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.
Sabrina Vitting-Seerup is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Frauke Wiegand, PhD, is an independent researcher based in Berlin.