CRIMINARE: CRIme, MIgration, NArration, REsistance
The conference focuses on the current narratives of migration and is meant to reflect on how the notion of crime and the representation of the migrant are related to the current representation of the Other.
CRIMINARE is rooted in the assumption that the media-based perception of the migrant as a would-be criminal in the context of European cities is often uncritically appropriated by the public opinion and may be resisted through the tool of storytelling. Therefore, literary, filmic and visual popular narratives have a strong impact in supporting and consolidating this stereotype, which constitutes a major obstacle to a balanced and socially more constructive approach to the issue of migration.
The conference is meant to compare different narratives from different cultural backgrounds, ranging from music, TV series and film to literature, graphic novel and art. See full programme.