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New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

New LondonersImmigration Narratives in Contemporary Polish Culture

Kris Van Heuckelom

K.U.Leuven

[email protected]


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

A Polish emigrant boarding the 'General Grant'

(1907, Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Adam Mickiewicz, The Books of the Polish Nation and the Polish Pilgrimage (Paris 1832)


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Manuela Gretkowska, We Are Immigrants Here & Paris Tarot (Warsaw 1991 & 1993)


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Londoners, Polish Public Television (TVP 1), 2008-2009 (2 seasons, 29 episodes)


Mazierska 2009

Mazierska 2009

Polish migration to the UK in the 'new' European Union: after 2004

(in K. Burrell (ed.), Polish migration to the UK in the 'new' European Union: after 2004)


Mazierska 20091

Mazierska 2009

Polish migration to the UK in the 'new' European Union: after 2004

“they [Polish films] treat an emigrant as an anomaly from the norm and a problem for which somebody is to blame” (p. 123)

“Polish emigrants are rarely featured in films produced in other countries” (p. 109)


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

UK 1982

dir. Jerzy Skolimowski


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

The Grass Is Greener Everywhere Else

BRD 1989

dir. Michael Klier


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

The Illegal

France 1994

dir. Jean-Louis Bertucelli


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Ant Street

Austria 1995

dir. Michael Glawogger


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

The Ballad of the Windscreen Washers

Italy 1998

dir. Peter Del Monte


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

The Polish Bride

The Netherlands 1998

dir. Karim Traïdia


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

y

Austria 2003

dir. Ruth Mader


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

y

Four Weeks in June

Sweden 2004

dir. Henry Meyer


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

UK2007

dir. Ken Loach


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

UK2007

dir. Dominic Lees


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

UK2008

dir. Shane Meadows


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Strong identification of labor migration and Polish ethnicity”Labor migrants are (often) Poles”“Polesare (often) labor migrants”


T wo categories the action takes place 1 during communism 2 after the fall of communism

Two categoriesThe action takes place1. during communism2. after the fall of communism


First category 1 pol ish main characters 2 rare unpleasant contacts with locals 3 tragic elements

First category1. Polish main characters2. Rare & unpleasant contacts with locals3. Tragic elements


Moonlighting

Moonlighting


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Second category1. Polish & local main characters2. “Interethnic” love story3. The newcomer ”helps” the locals and ”solves” their problems


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

“postmodern migrant”


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

“political emigrant”


Exile vs gastarbeiter

Exile vs. Gastarbeiter


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Andrzej


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Andrzej’s future father-in-law


Polska vs obczyzna

Polska vs. Obczyzna


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Nina


Interethnic romances marriages

Interethnic romances & marriages


Season 1 final episode engagement of darek mariola

Season 1, final episode(engagement of Darek & Mariola)


Season 2 final episode wedding of darek mariola

Season 2, final episode(wedding of Darek & Mariola)


Season 2 final episode wedding of andrzej asia

Season 2, final episode(wedding of Andrzej & Asia)


Polish couples in londy czycy

Polish couples in Londyńczycy


New londoners immigration narratives in contemporary polish culture

Nina


Pawe defends polish interests

Paweł defends Polish interests


Andrzej the polish problem solver

Andrzej the Polish problem solver


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New LondonersImmigration Narratives in Contemporary Polish Culture

Kris Van Heuckelom

K.U.Leuven

[email protected]


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