07thNov2016

Imagological thesis defended in Lüneburg

At the Leuphana university in Lüneburg, Ulrike Köhler successfully defended her thesis on Gattung und Nation: «Englishness» in der englischen Romantik. The defense took place on 31 October 2016; the main supervisor was Professor Emer O’Sullivan. Congratulations to her and Ulrike Köhler.

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14thFeb2017

Imagological theme issue of Iberi@l

The electronic journal Iberic@l: Revue d’études ibériques et ibéro-américaines, published for the Institut d’Études hispaniques at the Sorbonne, has published a theme issue (nr 10, Autumn 2016) edited by Géraldine Galeote: La construction des identités nationales depuis une perspective transnationale. Iberic@l is online at http://iberical.paris-sorbonne.fr.

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07thFeb2017

Conference in Trinity College Dublin

A Conference on National stereotyping and cultural identities in recent European crises will be held at the “Long Room Hub”, Trinity College Dublin, on 09-11 March 2017. It will investigate how recent European crises such as the Euro crisis, the Ukraine conflict, the threat of terrorism, increased migration, the rise of right wing, populist neo-nationalism across Europe and most recently the looming Brexit have revived and used centuries-old, culturally constructed patterns of national stereotyping and how these have been actualized and instrumentalized in public discourse and political debate.

A fuller descripton and programme is online here.

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