from 20 to 21 October 2011
Identity and urban space in contemporary literature

Deux journées d'études organisées par le Centre franco-norvégien en sciences sociales (hébergé par la FMSH) et l'Université Paris Sorbonne.


Jeudi 20 octobre / Thursday October 20 - Maison de la recherche de la Sorbonne, 28, rue Serpente 75006 Paris

  • 09.00-09.15 : Ouverture / Opening
  • 09.15-10.00 : "Body - Memory - Letters. The experience of west-european towns in novels by the Japanese-German writer Tawada Yoko, specially Das nackte Auge and Schwager in Bordeaux" Bernard Banoun (Professor of German Literature (20th-21st century) at Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • 10.00-10.30 : Pause café / Coffee Break
  • 10.30-11.15 : “The Language of the City from Sophus Claussen to Brian Chikwava" Martin Leer (Professor of English Literature at Geneva University)
  • 11.15-12.00 : "The Invisible in the City: Exploring the "Urban Mysteries" at the turn of the 21st Century"
  • Helle Waahlberg (Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montpellier III)
  • 12.00-14.00 : Déjeuner / Lunch Break
  • 14.00-14.45 : "Cities as lieux de mémoire in Scandinavian literature of the 1990s" Thomas Mohnike (Associate Professor of Nordic Literature at Strasbourg University / MISHA Project 'Les Villes Invisibles' Strasbourg)
  • 14.45-15.30 :  "Literature, ego, and place: some general remarks, and some comparative examples " Lars Nylander (Professor of Nordic and Comparative Literature at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),Trondheim)
  • 15.30-16.15 : Pause café / Coffee Break
  • 16.15-17.00 : "The poetical and philosophical potential of paradox in Gunnar Ekelöf‘s writing" Neal Ashley Conrad (PhD student at Lund University)

Vendredi 21 octobre  / Friday October 21 - Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Avenue de France, 75013 Paris

  • 9.00-9.45 : "The Space of the Time-Image: Jørgen Leths 66 Scenes from America" Dan Ringgaard (Associate Professor of Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • 9.45-10.30 : "Exploring the city with literature : a reading as a geograph." Muriel Rosemberg (Associate Professor of Geography at Amiens University)
  • 10.30-11.00 : Pause café / Coffee Break
  • 11.00-11.30 : "Intertextual London: Ian Mc Evan's novel Saturday " Britt Andersen (Professor of Nordic and Comparative Literature at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),Trondheim)
  • 11.30-12.00 : "Berlin 1930/1995: From Alexanderplatz to Ein Weites Feld. Place and world in the novels of Alfred Döblin and Günter Grass" Gunnar Foss (Professor of Nordic and Comparative Literature at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU),Trondheim)
  • 12.00-14.00 : Déjeuner / Lunch Break
  • 14.00-14.45 : "City of Sounds. Popular Music and the Urban Environment" Giacomo Botta (Researcher in Urban Studies at Deutsches Volksliedarchiv, Freiburg / MISHA Project 'Les Villes Invisbles' Strasbourg)
  • 14.45-15.30 : "Third-spaces : territoriality and environment in contemporary norwegian theatre (Arne Lygre et Jon Fosse)" Sylvain Briens (Professor of Nordic Literature at Paris-Sorbonne University)
  • 16.00-19.00 : Promenade littéraire dans le Paris des écrivains scandinaves  / Literary promenade on the steps of Scandinavian writers in Paris


Venue : Building Le France
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