Delphine Grass is Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at Lancaster University. She is currently writing a book entitled Translation as Creative Critical Practice and, with Lily Robert-Foley, co-editing a volume entitled Unending Translation: Creative Critical Experiments in Translation and Life Writing. She has published works on contemporary French literature, the relationship between archive and nationalism in literature, and multilingual borderlands. Her research currently focuses on creative criticism as a method in (dis)ordering interdisciplinarity and rethinking epistemological borders. She is a published poet and poetry translator.
This essay by Delphine Grass reflects on the politics of motherhood, attention and national indifference in the context of migration and climate change through the lens of Simone Weil, Hans/Jean Arp and children’s care games.