Building the North with words


Thursday, June 5th 2014

  • 14h00 Introduction (Grage, Mohnike, Rießler)
  • 14h30 Dan Ringgaard (Aarhus): Mapping Place Theory
  • 15h15 Paula Henriksson (Uppsala): Imagining the North while travelling to the South: Geographical structures of thought in Swedish Romantic travel writing
  • 16h00 Coffee break
  • 16h30 Julia Zernack (Frankfurt): Building the North with poetry – "the Edda" in European Romanticism
  • 17h15 Lis Møller (Aarhus): Hauch’s German lectures on Nordic mythology
  • 20h00 Dinner for speakers

Friday, June 6th 2014

  • 09h30 Joachim Grage (Freiburg): Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modern Scandinavian Literature as an Academic Topic in Europe
  • 10h15 Coffee break 10h45 Annette Lassen (Copenhagen): A Nordic Defence: Old Norse Philology in Copenhagen in the middle of the 19th Century
  • 11h30 Thomas Mohnike (Strasbourg): Narrating the Germanic. Strasbourgian philologists caught in Geographical imaginations
  • 12h15 Lunch
  • 14h15 Merja Torvinen (Caen): The romanticized North – construing the image of the Saami in the 19th century French travel literature
  • 15h00 Michael Rießler (Freiburg): Saami Studies at European universities since 1850
  • 15h45 Coffee break
  • 16h15 Final discussion


Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2014 - 9:30 - Freitag, 6. Juni 2014 - 17:00


Université de Strasbourg / MISHA
5 allée du Général Rouvillois
, Salle de table ronde