Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration
Venue: Maison Française of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Dates: April 28 to 30, 2022
Deadline for submitting proposals: 15 December 2021
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2022
This conference will be held in person and participants will be expected to travel to Oxford at their own cost.
Project and Conference Co-convenors:
Dr Bidisha Banerjee, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Thomas Lacroix, Sciences Po-CERI / Maison Française d’Oxford
Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak, EMMA, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
Dr. Justine Feyereisen, Ghent University/Maison Française d’Oxford
Dr. Marie Godin, COMPAS-RSC, U. of Oxford
Dr. Alessandro Corso, ODID, U. of Oxford
Prof. Judith Rainhorn, Maison Française d’Oxford
Constantly surveilled yet paradoxically unseen, the bodies of dead migrants follow the tracks of the living on migratory routes. On their perilous journey to foreign lands, migrants come close to death or encounter it. Once settled, some of them yearn to be buried with their ancestors in their homeland, a few prefer the soil where their children grew up. The Thanatic Ethics project explores the social implications and aesthetic representations of the circulation of bodies in migratory spaces. After a series of Webinars and two Workshops (October 2020 to September 2021), the Oxford Thanatic Ethics conference seeks to address the liminalities of life and death in migratory spaces.
We invite contributors to send their proposals. For more details, please refer to the "Call for Papers" page.
Click here to download the programme and abstracts of the conference.