Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migration in the Age of Globalization
Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2013
Accounts of North- and Sub-Saharan African clandestine migrations to Europe are broadcast widely in print and electronic media. Concurrently, fictional accounts on the matter published in French, Spanish, and Italian have grown considerably. Though they have received extensive media coverage, the desperate crossings have garnered little academic attention.
"Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migrations in the Age of Globalization" is a symposium designed as an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together fifteen scholars from various national and international institutions, with a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Panelists will discuss contemporary clandestine human migratory flows across the Mediterranean Sea between southwestern Europe and North- and Sub-Saharan Africa, as they are represented in French, Francophone, and Spanish literature and cinema. Panels will also examine these migratory patterns, concentrating on how they are accounted throughout history, in mass media, and political discourse.
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