Aesthetics of Protestantism in Northern Europe

International Conference – Strasbourg, November 15-16, 2018

Thursday November 15th 2018

9h00 Welcome
Joachim Grage, Lena Rohrbach, Thomas Mohnike
9h30 Ueli Zahnd (Basel): Which Protestants? Crypto-Calvinism in Scandinavia
10h15 Margrét Eggertsdóttir (Reykjavik): The Value and Importance of Poetry in the Vernacular
11h Coffee break
11h30 Jürg Glauser (Basel/Zürich): The Aesthetics of Protestant Rhetoric
12h15 Arne Bugge Amundsen (Oslo): Simplicity and Logocentrism? 18th and 19th century Church architecture in Scandinavia
13h Lunch
14h30 Bernd Roling (Berlin): ‚Rugia Gothorum’: Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten and the Tradition of Gothicism
15h15 Frédérique Harry (Paris): Bible et littérature : sécularisation littéraire et réécritures contemporaines
16h Coffee break
16h30 Joachim Grage, Lena Rohrbach, Thomas Mohnike: Presentation of intended project
20h Conference dinner

Friday November 16th 2018

9h Anna Bohlin (Bergen): Nineteenth-Century Nationalism of Calling: Anti-Catholicism in Bremer and Topelius
9h45 Claudia Lindén (Stockholm): Politics, Religion and Literary Aesthetics in Nordic 19th Century Women’s Movement
10h30 Coffee break
11h Piero Colla (Paris/Bruxelles): “Do you talk about God in this Nursery School?”  – Rhetoric and Experience of the Sacred in the reform of the Swedish Nursery School
11h45 Sophie Wennerscheid (Ghent): The I and the Evil. Variations on the Figure of the Antichrist in Danish Literature, Opera and Film
12h30 Lunch
14h Giuliano D’Amico (Oslo): “Rather than Buddha’s calm, I choose the Crucifixion” – Håkan Sandell’s Christian palimpsests
14h45 Joachim Schiedermair (Greifswald): The Absent Father. Remnants of a Protestant Past in Lene Ask’s Graphic Novels
15h30 Discussion

Practical Information

Venue: MISHA – Strasbourg, 5, allée du Général Rouvillois, salle Europe

Participation is free; please register before November 5th by writing to Valentine Royaux: