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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.

Lecture – From Bergen to Bangkok: Major ‚Minor‘ Writers in the World

On.9 May, David Damrosch (Harvard University) will be giving a lecture on the topic of ‘From Bergen to Bangkok: Major ‚Minor‘ Writers 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.

Lecture – Migrant Writing and World Literature

On.2 May, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Aarhus Universitet) will be giving a lecture on the topic of ‘Migrant Writing and World Literature‘.
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.

New publication – Das Paradigma der Interkulturalität

This recently published anthology was edited by members of the Key Area MIS and responds to the growing importance of interculturality in research and teaching. Its articles scrutinise closed cultural concepts which fail to take differences into account, and develop interculturality as an open conceptual framework. In doing so, the literary and cultural scholars who have contributed to this volume examine selected examples from German, Luxembourgish, French and English literature.

Masterclass: Cultural Heritage and Politics of Memory

In.the summer semester of 2017, Sonja Kmec and Oliver Kohns are organising the multilingual masterclass ‘Cultural Heritage and Politics of Memory: Theoretical Concepts and the Case of Portugal’ in conjunction with Prof. Elsa Peralta. This one-week course will be held in Portugal, where students and University of Lisbon doctoral candidates will critically reflect on representations of the past in museums and memorials.

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