Thorson, Helga (ed.) (2019). Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia in the European Union and Canada (ePublishing Services University of Victoria Libraries, Victoria). (with Helga Hallgrímsdóttir)
“Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia in the European Union and Canada” explores the role of memory and narratives of the past political tools and opportunities for cultural reconciliation. This is an edited volume that compiles the proceedings of an interdisciplinary conference and graduate field school that took place in the summer of 2017. The conference and field school brought together emerging and established scholars, students, musicians, composers from three different European nations (France, Hungary, and Germany) studying the European migrant crisis and Canadian students engaged in understanding Canadian history and experience with genocide, colonialism, and systemic violence and oppression of indigenous peoples. Deploying a comparative focus by drawing on the recent Canadian experiences around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as Canadian understandings of multiculturalism, integration, and identity, this volume aims to offer a unique lens with which to view narratives of memory and their relationship to present-day decision-making processes. Edited by Helga K. Hallgrímsdóttir and Helga Thorson.