Webinar Series on Refugee and Forced Migration Narratives

The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Refugee and Forced Migration Narratives Working Group is hosting aseries of webinars.  Please join us by clicking on the link under each webinar to register.
November 3, 2015
12 pm EDT/5 pm GMT
From ‘Displacements’ to ‘In Flux’— Challenging Narratives through Artistic Experimentation
Independent visual artist and photographer Marie Ange Bordas  presents some of her previous work  and projects amongst refugee communities to explore how her perception on narrative building has been evolving through the years and how her key concerns have moved from ‘displacements’ to ‘in flux’. She will share her dialogic and participatory approach in her search for intimacy between her own subjectivity, the people involved in her projects, and the public. Dealing with issues of displacement, memory, loss and recovery, Marie Ange articulates the individual and collective through personal experiences and its social implications, trying to create space for discussion. The format for thewebinar will be a presentation and Q & A.
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November 6, 2015
12 pm EDT/5 pm GMT
Trafficking Narratives of Enslavement and Forced Migration
Co-presenters Wendy Hesford and Amy Shuman, both Professors of English at Ohio State University, describe their different approaches to narrative using a recent New York Times article, “Enslaving Young Girls,” as an exemplar of the trafficking of sexual humanitarianism in international news media and the prominence of the figure of the sexually violated non-Western female as both exceptional and representative.  Wendy will discuss the concept of "trafficking sexual humanitarianiTsm." Amy will look at the role of personal accounts in these narratives and at the ways that the different characters are positioned in the stories. Their approaches are compatible but they employ different conceptual and methodological tools.  The format for the webinar will be a presentation and Q & A.
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For more information, contact Dianna Shandy, shandy@macalester.edu, or Anita Fábos, afabos@clarku.edu, Working Group Coordinators and Webinar Convenors, or visit the website.  

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