Workshop (external)
23 May 2024 – 24 May 2024

Political Novel in Europe and Migration/Exile

Venue: Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
Organized by Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań


Thursday, 23 May 2024


  • Zrinka Božić (University of Zagreb), Tomasz Mizerkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): Introduction

Migration, Exile, Travel
Chair: Tomasz Mizerkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)


  • Zrinka Božić (University of Zagreb): The politics of exile, the exile for politics
  • Charlotte Woodford (University of Cambridge): Imagined communities and women’s multidirectional travel in the early twentieth century


  • Mark Devenney (University of Brighton): Fiktionsbescheinigung: The novel and the violent fictions of citizenship

Migrant, Post-migrant
Chair: Gerard Ronge (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)


  • Ivana Perica (ZfL): “Provocation”, “propaganda”, “resonances”: The post-migrant political novel in the German context
  • Rossie Artemis (University of Nicosia): Little Bees: Difference, otherness, and exclusion in 21st century Europe


  • Vedrana Velickovic (University of Brighton): ‘Where are they flocking from?’: Representation of Eastern European migration in contemporary literature and culture


Friday, 24 May 2024


  • Presentation of Migrant Info Point

NGO’s perspective on the PNE and migration/exile
Chair: Błażej Warkocki (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)


  • Alicja Skrzypczak (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): Time and waiting in the context of migration
  • Marta Kowalczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): The border

PNE and geographies of migration
Chair: Magda Potok (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)


  • Anna Gawarecka (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): Victims or terrorists: How Czech literature looks at Islamic refugees
  • Ewa Szperlik, Gerard Ronge (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): Identity crypt and migration: Two case studies from contemporary Slavic prose (Bosnian and Polish)


  • María Ayete Gil (Universidad de Alcalá): Crossing borders: From late-francoism to the 2008 crisis: A comparative study of Cacereño and Cabezas cortadas
  • Ante Andabak (University of Zagreb): Abdulrazak Gurnah’s novelistic treatment of migration
  • Concluding remarks: PNE and migration/exile