5-6 june : Workshop Building the North with Words

ThorWebOrganized by Joachim Grage (Freiburg), Thomas Mohnike (Strasbourg), Michael Rießler (Freiburg)

At USIAS, the University of Strasbourg Institut of Advanced Studies, in cooperation with FRIAS, the Freiburg Institut of Advanced Studies.

Location: MISHA, Salle de table ronde
5, allée du Général Rouvillois, Strasbourg

Thursday, June 5th 2014

14h00 Introduction (Grage, Mohnike, Rießler)
14h30 Dan Ringgaard (Aarhus): Mapping Place Theory
15h15 Paula Henriksson (Uppsala): Imagining the North while travelling to the South: Geographical structures of thought in Swedish Romantic travel writing
16h00 Coffee break
16h30 Julia Zernack (Frankfurt): Building the North with poetry – “the Edda” in European Romanticism
17h15 Lis Møller (Aarhus): Hauch’s German lectures on Nordic mythology
20h00 Dinner for speakers

Friday, June 6th 2014

09h30 Joachim Grage (Freiburg): Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modern Scandinavian Literature as an Academic Topic in Europe
10h15 Coffee break
10h45 Annette Lassen (Copenhagen): A Nordic Defence: Old Norse Philology in Copenhagen in the middle of the 19th Century
11h30 Thomas Mohnike (Strasbourg): Narrating the Germanic. Strasbourgian philologists caught in Geographical imaginations
12h15 Lunch
14h15 Merja Torvinen (Caen): The romanticized North – construing the image of the Saami in the 19th century French travel literature
15h00 Michael Rießler (Freiburg): Saami Studies at European universities since 1850
15h45 Coffee break
16h15 Final discussion