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The American Mosaic: Immigration, Expatriation, Exile
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the Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá will hold an international conference around the themes of emigration/immigration, expatriation, exile, immigrant writing, hyphenation, cultural boundaries, the breaking of such boundaries, and bilingualism, as they pertain to America.

5/8/2014 to 5/10/2014
When: May 8-10, 2014
Where: Universidad de Alcalá (Instituto Franklin - UAH)
Alcalá de Henares
Spain
Contact: Isabel Albella

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The American Mosaic: Immigration, Expatriation, Exile

Alcalá de Henares, May 8-10, 2014

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In his 1951 book, The Uprooted, while writing on the great migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that created America, Oscar Handling penned the following words: "I shall touch upon broken homes, interruptions of a familiar life, separation from known surroundings, the becoming a foreigner and ceasing to belong… the history of immigration is a history of alienation and its consequences.” Indeed, emigration, exile, expatriation and slavery have been part of the human existence and consciousness from the beginning of recorded time.

With this in mind the Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá will hold an international conference around the themes of emigration/immigration, expatriation, exile, immigrant writing, hyphenation, cultural boundaries, the breaking of such boundaries, and bilingualism, as they pertain to America.

The overall aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from across the world and from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to discuss those themes from an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

For further information you can contact Isabel Albella:isabel.albella@institutofranklin.net

Organized by: Instituto Franklin – UAH

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