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Exile Studies

Edited By Franziska Meyer

Exile Studies is a series of monographs and edited collections that takes a broad view of exile, including the work and life of refugees of the Nazi period, and beyond. The series explores the different global and cultural spaces of exile as well as the specific historical, political and social concerns of exilic writers and artists. Of particular interest is scholarship that engages with recent theoretical approaches to exile to shed new light on the unique conditions of mass expulsion by Nazi persecution. A plurality of theoretical approaches is encouraged, featuring research that reaches beyond national frameworks or disciplinary boundaries and takes multi-directional, transcultural or comparative approaches. Themes include exclusion and delocalization, legacies of displacement and acculturation, migrating identities of the exile, the mutual impact of cultures, and the historical and political meanings of ‘home’ and ‘homecoming’.
The series promotes dialogue among transnational, Jewish and memory studies, and among diaspora, Holocaust and postcolonial studies. It invites research that acknowledges questions of gender, race, class and ethnicity as indispensable tools for understanding the cultural processes connected to mass expulsions in the age of the refugee.