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12th volume of MIS working papers recently published

In.the twelfth volume of MIS working papers, Christian Wille tackles identities in border regions. Using the example of the SaarLorLux Greater Region, he demonstrates that despite cross-border interconnections, national borders are important for identification and identifying processes, although not as rigid order categories.

Lecture – World Literature and World Literature Scholarship in the Context of Literary Pedagogy in Estonia

On.23 May, Katre Talviste (University of Tartu) will be giving a lecture on the topic of ‘World Literature and World Literature Scholarship in the Context of Literary Pedagogy in Estonia’.
This lecture will be held in the Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval (11:30 a.m.) as part of the ‘Weltliteratur’ lecture series. No registration is required.

Lecture – Dalit Literature and Its Place in the World

On.16 May, Nicole Thiara (Nottingham Trent University) will be giving a lecture on the topic of ‘Dalit Literature and Its Place in the World’.
This lecture will be held in the Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval (11:30 a.m.) as part of the ‘Weltliteratur’ lecture series. No registration is required.

MIS Symposium 2017 – Multilingualism as Migration

The fourth Key Area MIS symposium discusses multilingualism as cross-border movement. Texts and the historical and cultural contexts to which they refer are examined as settings for interaction between various linguistic processes.
The symposium will take place on 3-4 July 2017 and is aimed at scholars in literature, linguistic, social sciences and cultural studies.
Rainier Grutman (University of Ottawa) and Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz) are invited as keynote speakers.

Book publication – ‘Perdre le Nord’

‘Perdre le Nord’ is the first work of fiction by Nathalie Roelens. In this recently published book, the Key Area MIS spokesperson takes her readers from Montevideo to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Taranto, behind the scenes of the academic world. Staying hot on the trail of her protagonist and incorporating art, literature, politics, religion and psychoanalysis, the author is proclaiming an ode to friendship.