Nord magnétique : le nord et ses acceptions multiples dans les cultures allemande, britannique et scandinave du XIXe siècle à nos jours

Le vendredi 25 juin, les groupes de recherche IDEA (Interdisciplinarité dans les Etudes Anglophones) et le CEGIL (Centre d’Etudes Germaniques Interculturelles de Lorraine) organisent une journée d’études consacrée au thème suivant:

Nord magnétique : le nord et ses acceptions multiples dans les cultures allemande, britannique et scandinave du XIXe siècle à nos jours

A cause de la situation sanitaire, cette journée sera retransmise intégralement par visioconférence.

A cause de la situation sanitaire, cette journée sera retransmise intégralement via le site streaming de l’université. Voici le lien :  https://videos.univ-lorraine.fr/video.php?id=10148

Ce lien ne permettant malheureusement pas d’intéraction directe, vous avez la possibilité de poser vos questions dans un mail à questions.nord@gmail.com 

Claire McKeown (claire.mc-keown@univ-lorraine.fr), Jeremy Tranmer (jeremy.tranmer@univ-lorraine.fr), Kerstin Wiedemann (kerstin.wiedemann@univ-lorraine.fr)

Programme

8h45 Présentation de la journée

9h00-9h45 Annie Bourguignon: From the conquest of the poles to the last days of mankind: polar expeditions and war, critical views by August Strindberg, Karl Kraus and Selma Lagerlöf

9h45-10h30 Thomas Mohnike: Nils Holgersson’s Wonderful Journey through the Mythemes of Sweden. Exploring Selma Lagerlöf’s Narrative Geographies for Everyone

Pause café

11h00-11h45 Jeremy Tranmer: Northernness, popular music and politics: the case of the Smiths

11h45-12h30 Mark Bailoni: Le Nord de l’Angleterre : réalité géographique ou représentation géopolitique ?

Pause déjeuner

14h00-14h45 Alessandra Ballotti: Le soleil du pôle : voyages réels et imaginaires au pôle Nord

14h45-15h30 Pierre-Brice Stahl: Les divinités germaniques et le “vieux Bon Dieu allemand”

Pause café

16h00-16h45 Kerstin Wiedemann: Ida Comtesse Hahn-Hahn et le défi du Nord touristique

16h45-17h30 Claire McKeown: « Half of me is Norsk »: George Egerton, médiatrice du Nord moderne

Mythologies of the North in French

For another research question, I amused myself by exploring the use of different French notions to designate Norse Mythology with the Google Ngram Viewer. Discussions to be published in Deshima at the end of the year.

The Vikings are coming to France first in the 1980s

International Webinars – Spring 2021

January 21st 2021, 6pm      
Alessandra Ballotti (Lorraine University):
Taking on the Pole.
Mythemes of the North in Italian Adventure Novels

Watch the video here.

February 18th 2021, 6pm        
Maria Hansson (Sorbonne University):
What Is Truly Swedish?
The Changing Mythemes of Folkhem

Watch the video here.

March 18th 2021, 6pm            
Alexandre Zeitler (University of Strasbourg):
A Digital Approach to the Discursive Construction of National Identity: the Example of the Sámi Council’s Declarations

Watch the Video here.

22 April 2021, 6pm                     
Claire McKeown (Lorraine University)
Interiors and Interiority:
Mytheme Theory and Herman Bang’s Impressionist Aesthetics
Watch the video here.

The webinars will be held every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Central European Time) at https://bbb.unistra.fr/b/tho-tab-ufn-sk9. Everyone is welcome to join and to participate in the discussion. The presentations will be made available soon after on our website and on pod.unistra.fr/mythemes.

Organizers:
Alessandra Ballotti (Lorraine University), Claire McKeown (Lorraine University), Thomas Mohnike (University of Strasbourg), and Pierre-Brice Stahl (Sorbonne University).

Selma Lagerlöf : Nils Holgerssons underbara resa.

Most frequent mythemes plus most frequent actors and chronotopes. Coef >0.3, CSR > 1.2. High Betweenness Centrality = Bigger dotes.

Most frequent actor mythemes. Coef >0.3, CSR > 1.2. High Betweenness Centrality = Bigger dotes.

Most frequent actor mythemes without Nils Holgersson. Coef >0.3, CSR > 1.2. High Betweenness Centrality = Bigger dotes.

Most frequent chronotope mythemes. Coef >0.3, CSR > 1.2. High Betweenness Centrality = Bigger dotes.

Addition June 2nd 2021 : All Mythemes Modulated in Communities

3rd Mytheme Webinar: About Bibi, Sjov and the Fishermen. Looking for Danish Mythemes in the Late 1920s

Davide Finco (University of Genoa)

Watch online here : https://pod.unistra.fr/mythemes/video/36826-3rd-mytheme-webinar-about-bibi-sjov-and-the-fishermen-looking-for-danish-mythemes-in-the-late-1920s/

Mythemes of the North can originate from different sources, such as literary works, press reports, films, opinion surveys and so on. At the same time, media often contribute to consolidate mythemes or to discuss and dismantle them. It is relevant to assess which mythemes have resisted over time, as well as to find out relations between mythemes in an alleged consistency of the image of the North (meant as one form of the knowledge of the North). Another meaningful perspective, however, might be that of comparing different representations of the North, or even of a single nation/culture, in works published in the same period, if not the same year.

This paper has the purpose to consider specific case studies, which display both evident similarities and essential differences: as indicated in the title, all works came out in the period 1927-1929 and they all offer, more or less explicitly, an image of Denmark and its people: : Karin Michaëlis’ Bibi. En lille Piges Liv (1927, 1929), Hans Kirk’s Fiskerne (1928) and Jens August Schade’s Sjov i Danmark (1928).Moreover, all works own a peculiar place in the respective author’s literary production. On the other hand, they belong to very different genres, like children’s literature, realist novel, surrealist poem. While taking all elements (potential mythemes) of Denmark contained in these works into account and connecting and comparing them, my contribution is at least an experimental attempt to investigate the image of Denmark in three famous literary works of the same period, at most a way to explore the potentialities of an approach lead by the theory of mythemes.

https://pod.unistra.fr/mythemes/

International Webinar: Mythemes of the North – Autumn 2020

October 15th , 6 pm                     
Alessandra Ballotti, Claire McKeown, Thomas Mohnike, and Pierre-Brice Stahl:
Exploring Mythemes
>> Watch the Video online

November 19th , 6 pm
Thomas Mohnike (University of Strasbourg) :              
Tracing Mytheme Change. Report from the Mytheme Laboratory
>> Watch the Video online

December 17th , 6 pm   
Davide Finco (University of Genoa):
About Bibi, Sjov and the Fishermen. Looking for Danish Mythemes in the Late 1920s
>> Watch the Video online

January 22nd 2020 , 6 pm              
Alessandra Ballotti (University of Upper Alsace):
Political and Social Mythemes in Ibsen’s first Italian Critical Reception
At: https://unistra.adobeconnect.com/lce-mytheme

The webinars will be held every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Central European Time) at https://unistra.adobeconnect.com/lce-mytheme. Everyone is welcome to join and to participate in the discussion. The presentations will be made available soon after on our website.

Organizers:
Alessandra Ballotti (Lorraine University), Claire McKeown (Lorraine University),
Thomas Mohnike (University of Strasbourg), and Pierre-Brice Stahl (Sorbonne University).