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Retrospect 2021

Reflections on Postcolonial Memory

Guest Lecture by Sakiru Adebayo on December 15
ABSTRACT In this talk, I will be discussing the nexus between postcolonial studies and memory studies. I will trace the history of memory studies in postcolonial studies as well as the history of postcoloniality in memory studies. I will highlight the ‘emerging proximity’ between the two fields and also point out some potential areas of study within the emerging field of postcolonial memory studies. ...
 

Traumatic Memory in Arab American Literature on the Global 'War on Terror'

Guest Lecture by Katharina Motyl on December 8
WHEN December 8, 2021 at 10 am

WHERE MS Teams https://shorturl.at/bjyFI
 

Le malaise contemporain. Société et subjectivité dans la littérature francaise de 1990-2020

Colloque: 2-3 Décembre 2021
à Institut Pierre Werner
28, rue Münster, Luxembourg
En collaboration avec des collègues de l’Université de la Sarre et de l’Université de Luxembourg, Alex Demeulenaere organise le colloque Le malaise contemporain. Société et subjectivité dans la littérature française 1990-2020. L’événement, qui aura lieu du 2 au 3 décembre 2021 à l’Institut Pierre Werner à Luxembourg, abordera la question de la perméabilité mutuelle de la société et de la subjectivité, ...
 

Transoceanic Entanglements: Remembering forced labor migration in M.G. Vassanji’s The In-Between World of Vikram Lall and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s Dust

Guest Lecture by Hanna Teichler on December 1
ABSTRACT Read in juxtaposition, these texts challenge the traditional separation between the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean as separate mnemonic spaces, or regions of memory; the former associated with the practices and legacies of indentured labor, the latter with transatlantic slave trade. The comparative framework that allows for, or more precisely calls for a juxtapositional reading of both novels, ...
 

Award: Doctoral Candidate Isis Luxenburger Received Interregional Research Award

The prize “Interregionale Forschungsförderung / Soutien interregional à la recherché” of the Greater Region was awarded to Isis Luxenburger
Doctoral Researcher Isis Luxenburger received the prize “Interregionale Forschungsförderung / Soutien interregional à la recherché” of the Greater Region for her ongoing PhD project “Mediating Industrial Culture in the Borderlands of Quebec and the Greater Region: Fictional and Non-fictional Films” within the framework of the IRTG. She will conduct the follow-up dissemination project “Cinédentité,” ...
 

The IRTG Welcomes Birte Nienaber

IRTG Visiting Scholar in November 2021
Birte Nienaber received her PhD in Geography from the University of Münster in 2005 and her habilitation from Saarland University in 2012. Since 2013, she has worked as an associate professor at the University of Luxembourg. As a political geographer, she specialises in migration and border studies and publishes on youth mobility and migration, integration, asylum, and border studies. She coordinates ...
 

Relocation, Internment, Concentration Camps: Multidirectional Memories of Japanese Americans during WWII

Guest Lecture by Lynn Itagaki on November 24

WHEN November 24, 2021 at 10 am

WHERE MS Teams shorturl.at/bjyFI (copy and paste the shortcut into the adress bar of your browser)

 

Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory

Guest Lecture by Johan Schimanski on November 3
ABSTRACT Taking as its departure point the use of photographs in a novel by Swedish author Johannes Anyuru, this lecture examines the role of border traumas and memory objects in migration literature with help of border aesthetics. We ask whether published narratives of migrant border-crossing may involve the longer, ‘despectacularizing’ temporalities of cultural memory in diasporic and multi-generational ...
 

IRTG Diversity Success Stories: Marie-Eve Beaulieu Defended her Thesis

23 August 2021, Université de Montréal
On August 23, 2021, the IRTG Diversity's PhD researcher Marie-Eve Beaulieu defended her thesis on "Settler Shifts? A Manitoba Public School’s Changing Perspectives on an Anishinaabe Community" (Supervisors: Stefan Köngeter, St. Gallen / Till van Rahden, Montréal). The IRTG Diversity wholeheartedly congratulates Marie-Eve Beaulieu on her achievement.
 

IRTG Diversity Success Stories: IRTG Alumni Bertrand Lavoie becomes a law professor

IRTG Diversity is proud to announce that Bertrand Lavoie, a member of the first cohort of IRTG doctoral students from 2013 to 2016, has joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Sherbrooke as an assistant professor. IRTG alumnus Bertrand Lavoie holds a PhD in law (2017) on freedom of religion and equality rights (cotutelle Université de Montréal-Université Paris II). After his doctoral studies, ...
 

Discussing the representation of cultural diversity in Antigone (2019) with Sophie Deraspe

July 13, 2021 at 6 pm (CET)
An event organized in the context of the proseminar Intercultural Film Analysis: Cultural Diversity in Contemporary French-Canadian Cinema In the context of the proseminar “Intercultural film analysis: cultural diversity in contemporary French-Canadian cinema,” Charlotte Kaiser and Viktoria Sophie Lühr will discuss Sophie Deraspe’s latest film, “Antigone” (2019) with the director. Deraspe’s adaptation ...
 

“Canada and the North Atlantic Triangle Reconsidered: Transnational Moments in Post World War II Canadian Foreign Relations”

July 2, 2021 at 6pm (CET) - online
In the context of the Online Workshop “Canada – The better North America?”, Ursula Lehmkuhl will give a lecture on the topic “Canada and the North Atlantic Triangle Reconsidered: Transnational Moments in Post World War III Canadian Foreign Relations”. For more information about the workshop, please click on the pdf file below. The entire event will take place online using the Cisco Webex Meetings video ...
 

Call for Papers: Diversity in/of/around Canada - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Canadian Diversity

Deadline for submissions EXTENDED: May 30, 2021
Nachwuchsforums der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien - Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies - Forum des Jeunes Chercheur-se-s de l'Association d'études canadiennes “Diversity is Canada’s Strength”—the title of Justin Trudeau’s address in London on 26 November 2015 —poignantly summarizes many Canadians’ self-image and how Canada presents itself to the world. In a time of ...
 

Indians In Space!: Native Americans and Indigenous Representations in Sci-Fi and Pop Culture

Guest Lecture by Lee Francis IV on May 17
Dr. Lee Francis IV (Pueblo of Laguna) is the Head Indigenerd and CEO of Native Realities, the only Native and Indigenous pop culture company in the United States with the hope to change the perceptions of Native and Indigenous people through dynamic and imaginative pop culture representations. He has been published in multiple publications ranging from poetry to short stories. His first comic book ...
 

Reaching into the Heavens: Creating the Canada-US Border

Guest Lecture by Benjamin Hoy on May 14
ABSTRACT Between 1775 until 1939 Canada and the United States set out to build an international border across Indigenous lands. Federal administrators used deprivation, starvation, and coercion to displace Indigenous communities and undermine their conceptions of territory and sovereignty. The border they created never aimed to treat people equally. Instead, Europeans, African Americans, Chinese, ...
 

Presentation of the IRTG Diversity as "Best Practice" at the DAAD Networking Event

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Laurence McFalls (Université de Montréal) and Ursula Lehmkuhl (Universität Trier) presented the International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces", funded by the DFG and SSHRC, at a DAAD networking event. The presentation is available on YouTube. Here you can learn ...
 

Interview mit Andrea Geier über Cancel Culture, Blackfacing und Sprechverbote

IRTG Faculty Member Andrea Geier im Interview mit dem DLF
Über die Unterschiede zwischen rechter und linker Identitätspolitik, zwischen Rassismus und Rassismuskritik und der Notwendigkeit einer Politik der Anerkennung. Andrea Geier erklärt die schwierige diskursive Gemengelage um Sprechverbote, Blackfacing, Betroffenheit und geschlechtergerechte Sprache im Gespräch mit Stephanie Rohde im Deutschlandfunk (27.2.2021). Hier geht es zum Interview: https://srv.deutschlandradio.de/dlf- ...
 

IRTG Doctoral Candidate Gïti Hatef-Rossa appointed member of Jury for Emmy Award 2020 and Grimme Award 2021

Grimme Award 2021 - Nominating
Commission Fiction
2020 Doctoral Researcher Gïti Hatef-Rossa was a member of the commissioning juries of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. She was a part of the Jury for the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Competition. Recently the International Emmy Magazine 2020/2021 was ...
 

Memories of Diversity – Diversity of Memory / Mémoires de la Diversité – Diversité de la mémoire

Webinaire avec Pierrot Ross-Tremblay le 19 février
Comme dernier événement de notre Série de visioconférences transatlantiques sur les Mémoires de la Diversité – Diversité de la mémoire, le poète et sociologue Pierrot Ross-Tremblay (Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les traditions intellectuelles et l'autodétermination autochtones, Université d'Ottawa) propose une discussion autour de son livre Thou Shalt Forget: Indigenous Sovereignty, Resistance ...
 

Workshop of the Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies

On February 17, 2021
Nachwuchsforums der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien - Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies - Forum des Jeunes Chercheur-se-s de l'Association d'études canadiennes As a part of the virtual meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies (GKS) in February 2021, the Emerging Scholars Forum organizes a research and networking workshop for early career researchers (bachelor/master ...
 

Digitales Podiumsgespräch "Englische Lieblingsromane"

Podiumsdiskussion mit IRTG Faculty Member Prof. Ralf Hertel am 5. Februar, 7:00-8:30pm
Dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal digital: Das Literaturgespräch Englische Lieblingsromane findet aus gegebenem Anlass als Livestream statt, so dass Sie entspannt von zu Hause aus zusehen können. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie dabei wären, wenn am 05.02. um 19:00h die besten englischsprachigen Romane des letzten Jahres vorgestellt werden. Auf dem digitalen Podium diskutieren Eva-Maria Windberger und Ralf ...
 

Overstanding Patois: An Introduction to Jamaica's National Language

Lecture by Lisa Johnson on January 26
IRTG Diversity Alumna Lisa Johnson (University of Trier) will present on her current research about "Overstanding Patois: An Introduction to Jamaica's National Language" WHEN January 26, 2021 at 2 pm WHERE MS Teams RSVP: e.nossem@mx.uni-saarland.de ABSTRACT This paper is an introduction to the socio-cultural and linguistic history of Jamaican Patois, also known as Jamaican Creole. The ...
 

Exhibition Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition

Virtual Tour and Panel Discussion with Laurence McFalls on January 22
UPDATE For a teaser of the event, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1122487314867712 Watch the entire exhibit-tour and discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1003398636852620&ref=watch_permalink The IRTG Diversity together with the Centre canadien d'études allemandes et europénnes and the German Consulate General in Montréal present, in collaboration with colleagues ...
 

Call: Workshop of the Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies

Deadline for written expression of interest to present: 15 January 2021
Nachwuchsforums der Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien - Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies - Forum des Jeunes Chercheur-se-s de l'Association d'études canadiennes As a part of the virtual meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies (GKS) in February 2021, the Emerging Scholars Forum organizes a research and networking workshop for early career researchers - be it bachelor/master ...
 

Inszenierung von Diversität

Publikation der Dissertation von IRTG Diversity-Alumna Sarah Larsen-Vefring im Transcript Verlag
Sarah Larsen-Vefrings Dissertation wurde kürzlich bei transcript veröffentlicht. In ihrem Buch beleuchtet Sarah Larsen-Vefring aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive in einer umfangreichen Analyse neun Theaterstücke des Quebecer Regisseurs Robert Lepage aus den Jahren 2003 bis 2013. Lepages Theater inszeniert auf besondere Weise kulturelle Vielfalt und Differenz und stellt dabei soziale Differenzierungsmuster ...
 

Ringvorlesung: Internationale Wissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter

January 13, 6pm on ZOOM
Wir freuen uns, dass Prof. Dr. Chad Gaffield von der Universität Ottawa und Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Generalsekretärin des DAAD, die öffentliche Ringvorlesung zum Thema "Herzkammer der Wissenschaft - Der Ort der Universität in der Gesellschaft" mit Beiträgen zum Thema "Internationale Wissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter" bereichern werden. Prof. Dr. Chad Gaffield ist Distinguished Professor of History and ...