Isabelle Vanderschelden has also recently had an article published in Langues et Médias en Méditerranée (Abdenbi Lachkar). The article is entitled ‘Filmer l’école : un révélateur des identités langagières et des manifestations interculturelles dans la France d’aujourd’hui’. Details of the book can be found here
Edmund Smyth (Reader, MMU) has just published a chapter entitled ‘The nouveau roman and the New Aesthetics of the 1950s in The Lost Decade: the 1950s in European History, Society, and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011) edited by H. Feldner, C. Gorrara and K. Passmore . The chapter investigates the relationship between the nouveau roman and the cultural transformation in France during the 1950s.
MMU is hosting a one-day symposium entitled Tradition, Transformations and Transpositions: Constructing and Representing Cultural Identities in Europe through the Crime Genre on Monday 11th July in Geoffrey Manton Building, room GM 107.
The event , sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research (IHSSR) at MMU, brings together researchers from various countries in Europe who are working on areas of transnational cultural studies, using the crime genre as a means to address questions of citizenship, community building, participatory culture and civic engagement. The principal aim of the event will be to analyse strategies of popularization of culture and their effectiveness in building transnational communities and to lay the foundations for a sustainable research base in the Manchester area.
The presentations will focus on French, German, Italian and Nordic crime fictions, and the symposium will be the starting point for future cross-institutional collaborations.
The event will be of particular interest to scholars in contemporary European fictions and cultures, and to postgraduate students.
If you are interested in attending, please write to Nicoletta Di Ciolla (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 10th July 2011.
Dr Beate Peter (MMU German Lector) has been accepted to give a presentation at a conference organised by the ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden). This year’s theme deals with Current Issues in European Cultural Studies. Dr Peter’s panel discusses Electronic Dance Music scenes and changing conditions in DJ Culture. Her contribution focusses particularly on the relationship between the dancer and the DJ and the psychological models that can be applied to such a setting. For more information see: www.isak.liu.se/acsis/conference-2011/confprogram-2011?l=sv