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Introduction: Theorizing Textual, Visual and Performative Approaches to Recent Migration to Europe
Nelson González Ortega

Part I: European Migration Represented in Testimonies and Novels

Chapter 1. Othering and the Mutual Construction of (Trans)National Identities and Citizenship in Contemporary African and Spanish Migration Narratives: A Decolonial Reading
Nelson González Ortega

Chapter 2. Border Crossings, Religious Identities and Collective Writing in Pathé Cissé’s La Tierra Prometida / Diario de un Emigrante. La Terre Promise / Journal d’un Emigrant
Carles Magrinyà Badiella

Chapter 3. Migrant Literature Migrating: The Case of Fatou Diome’s Le ventre de l’Atlantique and Its Reception in Sweden
Mattias Aronsson

Chapter 4. Can Migration Narratives Change Public Conceptions of Borders? The Somali-Norwegian Borderscape in Roda Ahmed’s Forberedelsen and Its Medial Reception
Johan Schimanski

Chapter 5. Reflections on Transitional Borderscapes: Performing the Migrant Self in Written and Audiovisual Testimony
Ana Belén Martínez García

Part II: European Migration Represented in the Media

Chapter 6. The Visualization of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ of 2015-2016: A Case Study of a Croatian Online News Source
Ljiljana Šarić

Chapter 7. Crossing the Border between Two Spaces: Narration about the Migrant Crisis of 2015–2016 in Italian Newspapers
Elizaveta Khachaturyan

Part III: European Migration Represented in Contemporary European Cinema

Chapter 8. Border, Space and the Body in the Films Biutiful and Victoria
Carolina Leon Vegas

Chapter 9. Erratic Bodies in European Cinema: A Radiography of Nations and Clandestine Bodies
Laura Camacho Salgado

Part IV: European Migration Represented in Theatre and Artworks as Migrants’ Counterdiscourse or Artivism

Chapter 10. Injurious Metaphors and (Non-)Art as Activist Counter-Discourse to Greece’s ‘Refugee
Olga Michael and Jovana Mastilovic

Chapter 11. Who Marks the Borders of the (Un)known? The Dynamics of Relational Reflexivity in the Production of a Play on Forced Mobility in Northern Portugal
Elizabeth Challinor

Conclusion: Migration, Border Aesthetics and Discursive Strategies
Ana Belén Martínez García


Representing 21st-Century Migration in Europe

Performing Borders, Identities and Texts

Edited by Nelson González Ortega and Ana Belén Martínez García

250 pages, 14 images, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-380-0 Hb Published (February 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80539-439-6 eBook