Book Launch: Migrants Shaping Europe, Past and Present: Multilingual Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
Book Launch: Migrants Shaping Europe, Past and Present: Multilingual Literatures, Arts, and Cultures.
What happens when we consider the thousands of unknown and known peoples displaced and dispossessed over centures as migrants?
A panel will discuss this book that pursues the question.
The essays and artworks are focused on specific areas around the European continent where Spanish, Italian, and French are spoken with others, such as Arabic, Somali, Mandarin Chinese, Wolof. They investigate key early episodes - their writers, artists and workers - with those today.
All part of a collective book, co-edited by Helen Solterer and Vincent Joos, that offers a new chapter in the cultural history of migration.
Panelists: Kate Driscoll, Martin Eisner, Sarah Quesada, Deborah Reisinger, Charlotte Sussman, Giovanni Zanalda.
Co-sponsored: Dept. of Romance Studies, Center of French & Francophone Studies, Franklin Humanities Institute.
Small festive reception to follow