Dr Anita Rotter, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Research Centre for Migration & Globalisation in Innsbruck, joined the ILCS for two weeks in February/March, and in May/June, Godela Weiss-Sussex travelled to Innsbruck for the return visit.
Anita not only enthusiastically joined the SAS community, but also gave an excellent talk on her current research 'Postmigrant Generation: Family Memory and Postmigrant Perspectives on Solidarity’. The lively debate that ensued showed the interesting synergies between Anita’s social sciences approach and ILCS researchers’ work on postmigration, which is based in the literary analysis. Anita also used her time in London very fruitfully by conducting biographical interviews with SAS students, asking them about experiences of migration. She is now working on an article resulting from these interviews. You can visit her blog about her visit here.
Godela’s return visit to Innsbruck was just as successful. She was warmly welcomed by the members of the Research Centre and took part in several events including a personal guided tour around the Brenner Archive, which houses the papers of many Tirolese artists and writers, including Georg Trakl and Ludwig Wittgenstein. At the end of Godela’s stay she presented a paper on Postmigration and literary production, focusing on new narrativisations of the migrant experience and on multilingual writing strategies.
The research collaboration between the Research Centre for Migration & Globalisation in Innsbruck and the ILCS is being continued and deepened. Prof Yildiz, Dean of the Innsbruck Faculty of Education, visited SAS in July and contributed a keynote to the conference ‘Postmigrant Reconfigurations: New Approaches to Contemporary German-language Jewish Cultural Production’. A joint publication ensuing from the conference is now being planned.
For more information please contact Prof. Weiss-Sussex.