Studying Exile

Working paper d'Alexis Nuselovici

Exile, the concept and the experience, conveys a significant although neglected heuristic force in our contemporary world in which new migratory movements include such diverse categories as migrant, refugee or undocumented person, types of experiences that need to be examined together. To study exile as an experience brings back the human dimension into discourses on migration and invites to conceive of a more ethically and politically inclusive society. These considerations have called forth the attempt to create a multi-disciplinary research field called "études exiliques" [exile studies] present in the Anglo-Saxon domain but inexistent in the francophone one.

The author

Professor in litterature in the University of Aix-Marseille. He occupied the post of Chair of Modern Cultural Studies at the University of Cardiff (United Kingdom) and has taught before at the University of Montréal. He was a guest professor in Brasil, in Turkey, in Spain and in France. He is a member of many teams of international researches and is responsible for the seminar "Exile as Experience" at the Collège d'études mondiales. He published many books like "Plaidoyer pour un monde métis" (2005) and Paul Celan. "Les lieux d'un déplacement" (2010)


Alexis Nuselovici (nouss). Etudier l'exil. FMSH-PP-2013-09. 2013.<halshs-00861243>

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16 September 2013

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