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Migratory Settings proposes a shift in perspective from migration as movement from place to place to migration as installing movement within place. Migration not only takes place between places, but also has its effects on place, in place. In brief, we suggest a view on migration in which place is neither reified nor transcended, but ‘thickened’ as it becomes the setting of the variegated memories, imaginations, dreams, fantasies, nightmares, anticipations, and idealizations of both migrants and native inhabitants that experiences of migration bring into contact with each other. Migration makes place overdetermined, turning it into the mise-en-scène of different histories. Hence, movement does not lead to placelessness, but to the intensification and overdetermination of place, its ‘heterotopicality.’ At the same time, place does not unequivocally authenticate or validate knowledge, but, shot-through with the transnational and the transcultural, exceeds it ceaselessly. Our contributions take us to the migratory settings of a fictional exhibition; a staged political wedding; a walking tour in a museum; African appropriations of Shakespeare and Sophocles; Gollwitz, Germany; Calais, France; the body after a heart transplant; refugees’ family portraiture; a garden in Vermont; the womb. With contributions by Mieke Bal, Maaike Bleeker, Paulina Aroch, Astrid van Weyenberg, Sarah de Mul, Annette Seidel Arpaci, Sudeep Dasgupta, Wim Staat, Maria Boletsi, Griselda Pollock, Alex Rotas, and Murat Aydemir.

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Murat AYDEMIR and Alex ROTAS: Introduction: Migratory Settings
I. ‘Heterochronotopical’ Stagings
Mieke BAL: Heterochronotopia
Maaike BLEEKER: Let’s Fall in Love: Staging a Political Marriage
Murat AYDEMIR: Staging Colonialism: The Mise-En-Scène of the Africa Museum in Tervuren, Belgium
II. African Translations and Transcontextualizations
Paulina AROCH FUGELLIE: Migratory Clichés: Recognizing Nyerere’s The Capitalists of Venice
Astrid VAN WEYENBERG: Antigone on the African Stage: “Wherever the Call for Freedom is Heard!”
Sarah DE MUL: Zimbabwe and the Politics of the Everyday in Doris Lessing’s African Laughter
III. Gollwitz, Calais, Tahiti: ‘Hostipitable’ Places
Annette SEIDEL ARPACI: Better Germans? ‘Hostipitality’ and Strategic Creolization in Maxim Biller’s Writings
Sudeep DASGUPTA: The Visuality of the Other: the Place of the Migrant between Derrida’s Ethics and Rancière’s Aesthetics in Calais: the Last Border
Wim STAAT: The Other’s Intrusion: Claire Denis’ L’intrus
IV. Reframing the Migratory
Alex ROTAS: Looking Again at Rupture: Crossing Borders, Family Pictures
Maria BOLETSI: A Place of Her Own: Negotiating Boundaries in Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place and My Garden (Book)
Griselda POLLOCK: Beyond Words: The Acoustics of Movement, Memory, and Loss in Three Video Works by Martina Attille, Mona Hatoum, and Tracey Moffatt, ca. 1989
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