Conference (online) on December 4, 2021: "Migration, Language, Climate: Global Entanglements"


Migration is not just a matter of people moving from one place to another: the climate, capital, words and languages are all integral to it, both as agents of movement and as its objects. This transatlantic, bi-lingual conference with workshop discussion will shed light on some of the ways in which migration is entangled with literature and language, climate, and industrialization. Remote only; partly in English and partly in German.


Conference (online)

Migration, Language, Climate Copyright: © Frey, Christiane

16.00 – 16.10 (MEZ): David Martyn and Christiane Frey: Einführung (in German)

16.10 – 17.00 (MEZ): Kyung-Ho Cha (Germanistik, Universität Bayreuth): “Borderland Europa. Die Dialektik der Migration im Diskurs über Europa” (in German) mit Respondenz von Hanna M. Hofmann (RWTH Aachen)

Der Vortrag widmet sich Yoko Tawadas poetischer Konstruktion eines mehrsprachigen Europas, das in ihren Texten als ein Grenzraum erscheint, der durch die Migration der Sprachen entsteht.

17.00 – 17.45 (MEZ): Workshop with Thomas Nail (Philosophy, Univ. of Denver) and students of the sponsoring universities on his The Figure of the Migrant (Stanford Univ. Press 2015) (in English)

18.00 – 18.45 (MEZ): Thomas Nail (Philosophy, University of Denver): “The Climate Migration Industrial Complex” (in English)

The past two decades have seen the rise of an increasingly powerful global climate-security market designed to profit from the ever-recurring flows of migrants. We are witnessing the emergence of what we might call a “climate-migration-industrial complex.”

A transatlantic cooperation between Macalester College and RWTH University Aachen with support from a Mellon Foundation grant. Organized by David Martyn and Christiane Frey.

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