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Translation and Memory: Strategies of Remembering and Forgetting in Contemporary Arab Migrant Literature

Project description

Migrants in their quest for and struggle with memory

What is the relationship between autobiographic memory and translation? What is the role of forgetting? What’s the emotional dimension of memory as an experience of the body and interaction between people? The EU-funded TransMemo project will answer these questions within the migration contexts. It will develop a theory for the translation-memory interface that draws on research on the philosophy of the mind. The project will use the concept of cultural translation and base its research on a series of case studies on autobiographic memory in migrant Arab authors in Britain and the United States. The findings will also improve our understanding about how migration itself as a translational experience takes place and what motivates migrants in their continuous quest for and struggle with memory.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/human migration

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76