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Mythèmes du Nord – Mythemes of the North

The project aims to map the evolution of narrative knowledge of the North in Europe since the Middle Ages by studying its smallest units – the mythemes of the North – and their narrative grammar in cultural circulation. It is using the latest advances of digital humanities, cross breading it with productive new-readings and sometimes voluntary misunderstanding of (post-)structuralist theories, cultural media studies and studies of geographies of knowledge. A byproduct might be a general Theory of Mythemes of Social Knowledge in Cultural Circulation.

 

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Les savoirs du Nord. Approches papier et numériques / The knowledge of the North. Paper and digital approaches

Organisé par / organized by Alessandra Ballotti (Mulhouse), Thomas Mohnike (Strasbourg), Pierre-Brice Stahl (Sorbonne Université) 13 & 14 mars 2020 Lieu : Université de Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg Les études sur la réception et la transformation du savoir social prennent de l’ampleur ces dernières années, particulièrement dans le domaine des études sur le …

Mapping Snorra-Edda

Map of 80 most important tokens interpreted as mythèmes, based on Rasmus Anderson’s translation. Data at Mythème-laboratory : https://mythemes.u-strasbg.fr/w/index.php/Ref:1879_SNORRE%E2%80%99S_EDDA#tab=L_27_C5_93uvre. Made with Gephi. Weight of edges corresponds to CSRR divided by 100. Thomas Mohnike

Project – about us

The project aims to map the evolution of narrative knowledge of the North in Europe since the Middle Ages by studying its smallest units – the mythemes of the North – and their narrative grammar in cultural circulation. It is using the latest advances of digital humanities, cross breading it with productive new-readings and sometimes voluntary misunderstanding of (post-)structuralist theories, cultural media studies and studies of geographies of knowledge. A byproduct might be a general Theory of Mythemes of Social Knowledge in Cultural Circulation.

Publications

For our Research Logbook, click here : http://mythemes.u-strasbg.fr/category/research-logbook/

MOHNIKE Thomas,  – Identification et recherche automatique des mythèmes, 2 octobre 2018 à la MISHA, en français, lors du colloque : Des données aux savoirs les enjeux du numérique dans la recherche en Sciences Humaines et Sociales : https://pod.unistra.fr/video/22497-thomas-mohnike-identi-cation-et-recherche-automatique-des-mythemes/

Mohnike, Thomas. « Narrating Identities in Space. Theorizing the Geographies of 19th century Old Norse Mythologies ». In Mythology and Nation Building, édité par Pierre-Brice Stahl et Sophie Bønding. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press. [Forthcoming]

———. 2016. « L’Europe du Nord ? Réflexions autour d’un concept ». Deshima 10: 9‑26.

———. 2015a. « “Le Dieu Thor la plus barbare d’entre les barbares divinités de la Vieille Germanie.” Quelques observations pour une théorie des formes narratives du savoir social en circulation culturelle. » Revue de littérature comparée, 151‑64.
———. 2015b. « Raconter la ville dans la nature suédoise. Une forme narrative paradoxale dans les récits identitaires actuels en Suède ». In De la ville durable à la nature en ville, édité par Isabelle Hajek, Philippe Hamman, et Jean-Pierre Lévy, 193‑209. Lille: Presses universitaires du Septentrion.


Project members

Thomas Mohnike is a professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Strasbourg.

Alessandra Ballotti

Roberto Dagnino

Laurent Di Filippo is Associate Professor and a member at the Center for research on mediation, University of Lorraine. His research is focused on the reception of various mythologies in contemporary popular culture.

Davide Finco

Claire McKeown holds a PhD on 19th century British and Scandinavian literature. She teaches English at the Université de Lorraine.

Valentine Royaux

Ludovic Strappazon is the data mind of the project.

Pierre-Brice Stahl is an associate professor in Nordic studies at Sorbonne University specialized in Old Norse mythology and its reception.

Simon Théodore is a PhD student studying Viking Metal in France

Scientific Advisory Board

Daniel Chartier, professor, Director of the International Laboratory for the Comparative Multidisciplinary Study of Northern Representations, Université de Québec à Montréal

Mats Malm, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Gothenburg, Member of the Swedish Academy, responsible for the Literaturbanken.se project

Tore Rem, Professor, Director of the UiO:Nordic Laboratory, the largest international research centre on the use and circulation of representations of the North, University of Oslo.

Collaboration partners

Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg

Bibliothèque nordique à la Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève de Paris

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