28/2/19, 18h : ”Ah! quel plaisir d’être soldat!” Hans Christian Andersen, music, and the soldier.

Jens Hesselager, University of Copenhagen

Salle 4103, le patio. Plan d’accès : http://mob.u-strasbg.fr/geoloc/index.html?permalinkId=28

Like the other chapters in Hans Christian Andersens novel Kun en Spillemand (1837), chapter 9 begins with an epigraph. It reads: “Ah! quel plaisir d’être soldat” – quoting the then popular opéra-comique La dame blanche (1825), words by E.… Lire la suite

30/1/19, 18 h: Per-Arne Bodin : Witch-hunt in Northern Sweden. A new approach

Salle 4202, le patio. Plan d’accès : http://mob.u-strasbg.fr/geoloc/index.html?permalinkId=28

The witch processes haunted Sweden as late as between 1669 and 1677. I will take as my example for analysis the witch trials in a small Swedish parish in the third quarter of the 17th century, 500 kilometers north of Stockholm, to which I have a personal relationship because I hail from that parish and my ancestress Anna was summoned to the court.… Lire la suite

22-24 mars 2018 : Sonorités du Nord

Lieu: BNU de Strasbourg, Place de la république, Auditorium

Parmi les éléments qui semblent caractériser le nord de l’Europe, nombreux sont ceux liés au champ des sonorités : des pratiques chorales répandues des folkehøjskoler danoises aux festivals des chœurs dans les pays baltes, le son nordique (nordischer Ton) dans la musique classique (Grieg et Sibelius), Abba, l’Eurovision, le métal viking, mais aussi le silence.… Lire la suite

Lars von Trier’s renewal of film 1984-2014

Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen (Aarhus)

10 novembre 2016, 12-14h, s. platane A12.

The paper will concentrate on the Trier’s filmic compositions and how they have affected audiences worldwide. Examples will show how Trier’s focus on haptic details at the surface of the image creates physical forms of affective involvement. Trier has experimented with various media-form to create macro- or micro-perceptible shocks that has furthered new questions on ethics in relation to sense and perception.… Lire la suite

Modernist Occultism. The Case of August Strindberg’s Occult Science.

Henrik Johnsson (Aarhus/Stockholm)

19 novembre 2015, 18h. Salle 4202, le patio. Plan d’accès.

The Swedish playwright and author August Strindberg suffered what has become known as his “Inferno crisis” while living in Paris in the 1890s. During this time he experimented with alchemy, attempting to create gold in his hotel room, and believed himself to be the target of divine retribution.… Lire la suite