Palgrave Studies in Life Writing

Women’s Narratives and the Postmemory of Displacement in Central and Eastern Europe

Editors: Mitroiu, Simona (Ed.)

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  • Women's experiences of displacement are often overlooked, something which this volume seeks to address
  • Offers a broad perspective over some of the women’s untold stories and also over the mechanisms of memory mediation
  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach which addresses social, cultural and ethnicity aspects
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This volume explores the different mechanisms and forms of expression used by women to come to terms with the past, focusing on the variety and complexity of women’s narratives of displacement within the context of Central and Eastern Europe. The first part addresses the quest for personal (post)memory from the perspective of the second and third generations. The touching collaboration established in reconstructing individual and family (post)memories offers invaluable insights into the effects of displacement, coping mechanisms, and resilience. Adopting the idea that the text itself becomes a site of (post)memory, the second part of the volume brings into discussion different sites and develops further this topic in relation to the creative process and visual text. The last part questions the past in relation to trauma and identity displacement in the countries where abusive regimes destroyed social bonds and had a lasting impact on the people lives.

About the authors

Simona Mitroiu is Senior Researcher at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania. She is the editor of the volume Life Writing and Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). Her research focuses on European culture, identity narrative, remembrance process in the former communist states, memory and life writing.

Reviews

“This collaborative project will encourage other researchers interested in the history of population displacement and its effects on the formation of identities in postsocialist and postcolonial societies.”  (Tomas Balkelis, Biography, Vol. 42 (4), 2019)
“The present volume proposes a large variety of approaches to the politics of memory in Central and Eastern Europe, contributing with valuable insights on roots and routes of the past. Personal stories are intertwined with academic writing in comprehensible and conscious research, not losing sight of the structures of remembering because identity defines the next generations and could be easily manipulated.” (Maria Fărâmă, Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, Vol. 5 (1), July, 2019)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Women’s Narratives and the Postmemory of Displacement in Central and Eastern Europe: Introduction

    Pages 1-35

    Mitroiu, Simona

  • The Transmutative Turn: Legacies of Loss and Love at the Source

    Pages 39-64

    Kliger, Hannah

  • ‘Narrative Achieves an Amplitude’: Research-Creation, Postmemory, and the Aesthetics of Transmission

    Pages 65-85

    Colby, Sasha

  • Entangled Memories of Expulsion and Resettlement in Post-1945 Germany and Poland: Dialogue in Two Voices

    Pages 87-106

    Warley, Linda (et al.)

  • Eva Hoffman’s Exit into History: Shifting Subject Positions

    Pages 109-126

    Sufaru, Alina

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Hardcover 116,04 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Narratives and the Postmemory of Displacement in Central and Eastern Europe
Editors
  • Simona Mitroiu
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Life Writing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96833-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96833-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96832-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07259-9
Series ISSN
2730-9185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
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