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Guest Speakers

Guo Xiaolu

Writer, Film-Maker (London)
Guest Lecture, 21 June 2017 (Universität Trier)
“Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up (International Conference „Empowering Contemporary Fiction“)
 

Dr. B.J. Epstein

School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
Guest Lecture, 19 June 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Translating Queer Children’s Literature" (Spring Lecture Series VII)
 

Prof. Jean Friesen, PhD

Faculty of Arts - History, University of Manitoba
Guest Lecture, 29 May 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Strangers in Translation: Indigenous-Settler Dialogue in 19th and 20th Century Canada" (Spring Lecture Series VI)
 

Prof. Dr. Ute Heidmann

Centre de recherche en langues et littératures européennes comparées, Université de Lausanne
Guest Lecture, 15 May 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes
"Difference, Differentiation, Dialogue and 'Diversality'. Concepts for Comparative Analysis and "Translating/Mediating Diversity" (Spring Lecture Series V)
 

Prof. Margaret Kovach, PhD

College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Guest Lecture, 7 May 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Translating Diversity and/or Transforming Public Spaces? The Paradox and Potentiality of Indigenous Knowledges in Post-Secondary Landscapes" (Spring Lecture Series IV)
 

Daniel Canty

Writer, Film Director (Montréal)
Guest Lecture, 24 April 2017 (Université de Montréal)
"La mise en livre: Cinq questions de traduction" (Spring Lecture Series III)
 

Prof. Rainier Grutman, PhD

School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa
Guest Lecture, 10 April 2017 (Université de Montréal)
"'Vivre près des frontières': le Montréal imaginaire dans Self de Yann Martel" (Spring Lecture Series II)
 

Prof. Sherry Simon, PhD

Department of French Studies, Concordia University, Montréal
Guest Lecture, 3 April 2017 (Université de Montréal)
"Hotels, Bridges, and Other Sites of Translation" (Spring Lecture Series I)
 

Prof. Dr. Yves Frenette

Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Guest Lectures, 7 February 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Francophonies nord-américaines hors Québec: L'Ouest canadien";
"Le Québec, histoire d‘une société francophone et d‘une culture nationale distincte"
 

Prof. Dr. Yves Frenette

Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Guest Lectures, 31 January 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Confluences et influences: deux siècles de syndicalisme canadien";
"Le multiculturalisme au Canada/Québec – évolution, structures, défis"
 

Prof. Anne Trépanier

School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carlton University, Ottawa
Guest Lecture, 17 January 2017 (Universität des Saarlandes)
"Ottawa et Québec: regards croisés sur deux capitales nationales"
 

Prof. Dr. Danic Parenteau

Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Montréal
Presentations, 6 December 2016 (Universität des Saarlandes):
"La question nationale québécoise : l'état des lieux" / "Nationalisme et idée républicaine au Québec"
 

Ulrike Rausch

Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft, Director Marketing and Communications
Presentation, 24 November 2016 (Universität Trier):
"Die Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft.
Work & Travel in Canada"
 

Prof. em. Dr. Bernhard Metz

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Presentation, 24 November 2016 (Universität Trier):
"Tourismus in Kanadas Norden - Erschließung mit Risiken"
 

Frank Weigand

Translator, Journalist (Berlin)
Translation workshop, 19 October 2016 (École nationale de théâtre du Canada, Montréal):
"Traduire / Translating « Homo Empathicus » de Rebekka Kricheldorf"
 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching

Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin
Presentation (Round Table), 3 October 2016 (Université de Montréal):
"Malaise dans la démocratie: L’Illiberalisme et la faiblesse de ses adversaires dans l’Europe d’aujourd’hui"
 

Prof. Robert Schwartzwald, PhD

Université de Montréal, Département de littératures et de langues du monde
Presentation, 18 July 2016 (Universität des Saarlandes):
“'My Father Became My Father Again': National Allegory and Family Romance in Jean-Marc Vallée's C.R.A.Z.Y.
 

Prof. Chris Andersen, PhD

University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies
Presentation, 6 July 2016 (Universität Trier):
“’Intimate archives’ of Indigenous modernity: Complicating Canada’s national life history through photographs”
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Boniface
Presentation, 22 June 2016 (Universität des Saarlandes):
“All the King’s Men and the Politics of Dirt”
 

Prof. James Fergusson, PhD

University of Manitoba, Department of Political Studies
Presentation, 15 June 2016 (Universität Trier):
“Diversity and the Canadian Armed Forces”
 

Prof. David Staines, PhD

University of Ottawa, Department of English
Presentation, 13 May 2016 (Universität Trier):
"Tales from Firozsha Baag: The Trauma of the Immigrant”
 

Katherine E. Walton

University of Ottawa
Presentation, 13 May 2016 (Universität Trier):
“The Trauma of the After Space: Ethical Meaning and Affective Absences in Anselm Kiefer”
 

Prof. em. Laurie Ricou, PhD

University of British Columbia
Presentation, 12 May 2016 (Universität Trier):
“Stammer and Song”
 

Prof. Gilles Dupuis, PhD

Université de Montréal, Département des littératures de langue française
Presentation, 11 May 2016 (Universität Trier):
“Transgressing invisible borders: Hutchison Street”
 

Prof. Sharon Carson, PhD

University of North Dakota, Department of English
Presentation, 10 May 2016 (Universität Trier):
“Mediated Memory-scapes: Sites, Sounds, Transnational Refractions"
 

Dr. Raphaële Mouren

The Warburg Institute, University of London
Presentation, 4 May 2016 (Université de Montréal):
“Bibliothèques de recherche et fonds patrimoniaux aujourd’hui et demain, après la numérisation: la bibliothèque Warburg et autres exemples”
 

Nathanaël and Suzanne Jacob

Authors
Presentation, 22 April 2016 (Université de Montréal):
“Lettres d’Autriche. Deux écrivaines en dialogue avec Ingeborg Bachmann”
 

Dr. Érik Bordeleau

Université du Québec à Montréal
Presentation, 18 February 2016 (Concordia University):
“Who you are is but a Manner of War”
 

Dr. Sjoerd van Tuinen

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Philosophy
Presentation, 18 February 2016 (Concordia University):
“The Spontaneity and Fluidity of Manners”
 

Dr. Vincent Duclos

McGill University, Montréal, Department of Social Studies of Medicine
Presentation, 18 February 2016 (Concordia University):
“At Home in the Outer World? On the Viability of Life in the Media”
 

Dr. Emilie Dionne

University of California Santa Cruz
Presentation, 18 February 2016 (Concordia University):
“Desiring Ambiguity, Engaging with Agential Matter: Toward an Ethical Project of Pluri-Personhood”
 

Prof. Lianne Moyes, PhD

Université de Montréal, Département de littératures et de langues du monde
Presentation, 17 February 2016 (Universität des Saarlandes):
“Between Old World Circus and New World Carnival: Reading Rawi Hage”
 

Prof. Dr. Eleanor Ty

Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Departement of English and Film Studies
Presentation, 13 February 2016 (IRTG at GKS Grainau):
“Social Issues in Three 21st Century Texts about Growing Up Canadian"
 

Prof. Richard Cassidy, PhD

SeoWon University, South Korea, Department of English Education
Presentation, 2 February 2016 (Université de Montréal):
"Hooked on learning (still) in Gail Scott’s Heroine"
 

Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Nattiez (with Julius Grey, lawyer)

Université de Montréal, Faculté de Musique
Presentation, 4 December 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Sur Wagner Antisémite”
 

Prof. Sabine Gölz, PhD

University of Iowa, Department of German
Presentation, 2 December 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Apostrophe as Wartime Strategy”
 

Prof. Dr. Marc Abélès

EHESS/CNRS, Paris
Presentation, 23 November 2015 (Université de Montréal):
"Dissonance ou Barbarie? Mann, Adorno, Schönberg et la critique du primitivisme"
 

Prof. Dr. Giulia Sissa

University of California, Department of Classics
Presentation, 2 November 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“‘Eh oui, je suis jaloux!‘ L’amour à l’opéra“
 

Prof. Dr. Carlotta Sorba

Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche Geografiche e dell'Antichità
Presentation, 5 October 2015 (Université de Montréal):
"De Ernani aux Masnadieri: brigands, chevaliers et patriotes dans lopéra de Verdi et l’Italie du Risogimento"
 

Prof. Alessandro Duranti, PhD

University of California, Department of Anthropology
Presentation, 28 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“What is Jazz? Contre-culture, musique d’élite ou ‘elevator music’?”
 

Dr Bernie Hogan

University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute
Presentation, 24 September 2015 (Universität Trier):
“Networks of Me: The Insights and Challenges of Presenting Online Egocentric Data”
 

Guido Furci (with Gail Scott, author)

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Département: Littérature Générale et Comparée
Presentation, 22 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Our own (private?) Paris”
 

Marie Chouinard

Choreographer/Dancer
Presentation, 21 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Respirer: Une Subversion et une Stratégie“
 

Rémy Besson, PhD

CRILCQ/CRIalt
Presentation, 18 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Appelfeld sous le regard d’Amos Gitai”
 

Guido Furci

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, Département: Littérature Générale et Comparée
Presentation, 18 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Les voix des lieux : Aharon Appelfeld entre langue et langage”
 

Prof. Sherry Simon, PhD

Concordia University, Faculty of Arts and Science
Presentation, 18 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Czernowitz as a city in Translation”
 

Prof. Amy Colin, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Department of German
Presentation, 18 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Czernowitz: A Testing Ground for Plurality”
 

Prof. Dr. Dieter Gosewinkel

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies
Presentation, 10 September 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Histoire et function de la propriété foncière en Europe depuis l’époque moderne“
 

Prof. Mary Pat Brady, PhD

Cornell University
Presentation, 6 August 2015 (Universität Trier):
“The Border as Sex Worker”
 

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schäfer

Universität Trier, Department of Ancient History
Presentation, 12 June 2015 (Universität Trier):
“Borders and Borderlands in the Roman Empire: Real and Liminal Spaces in Ancient Times”
 

François Girard

Director/Screenwriter
Presentation, 22 May 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“François Girard raconte son Parsifal”
 

Thomas Voigt

Author/Journalist
Presentation, 23 March 2015 (Université de Montréal):
“Tauber, Lehar and the Talkies – Rise and Fall of the Berlin Dream Factory”
 

Dr. Elisabeth Venohr

Department of German as a Foreign Language, Saarland University
Presentation, 5 December 2014:
"Wissenschaftliches Schreiben im interkulturellen Kontext"
 

Prof. Dr. Marc Abélès

EHESS/CNRS, Paris
Presentation, 1 December 2014 (Université de Montréal):
“L’État… et après?”
 

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies
Presentation, 26 November 2014 (Universität Trier):
“Reisen als Statusbedrohung”
 

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies
Presentation, 6 November 2014 (Universität Trier):
"Probleme mit der Anerkennung"
 

Prof. Didier Fassin, PhD

Institute of Advanced Study Princeton/EHESS
Presentation, 31 October 2014 (Université de Montréal):
“Le diable dans les détails – Ethnographie de la violence en prison”
 

Dr. Brigitte Le Normand

University of British Columbia
Presentation, 24 October 2014 (Université de Montréal):
“Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade”
 

Prof. Eric Dupont, PhD

McGill University, Montréal
Presentation, 20 October 2014 (Universität des Saarlandes):
“Dans les coulisses de La Fiancée américaine”
 

Dr. habil. Nikola Tietze

Hamburg Institute for Social Research
Presentation, 14 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"La mobilisation des différences minoritaires en France et en Allemagne: des pratiques conflictuelles au-delà de l’ethnicité"
 

Chowra Makaremi, PhD

EHESS Paris
Presentation, 14 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Régimes d'exclusion sous haute juridiction"
 

Prof. Dr. Pawel Karolewski

Department of Political Studies,
University of Wroclaw
Presentation, 14 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Citizenship, Belonging and Diversity in the European Union"
 

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Kraus

Universität Augsburg
Presentation, 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Minefield and Pacifier: The Political Trouble with Diversity in Europe"
 

Prof. Carolyn Podruchny, PhD

Department of History,
York University, Toronto
Presentation, 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"A Geography of Blood: Uncovering the Hidden Histories of Metis People in Canada"
(with Jesse Thistle)
 

Prof. Luin Goldring, PhD

Department of Sociology,
York University, Toronto
Presentation, 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Track Work and Boundary Work: Navigating Precarious Pathways of Settlement and Employment in Toronto"
 

Jesse Thistle

Department of History,
York University, Toronto
Presentation: 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"A Geography of Blood: Uncovering the Hidden Histories of Metis People in Canada"
(with Carolyn Podruchny)
 

Prof. Eric Méchoulan, PhD

Department des littératures en langue française,
Université de Montréal
Presentation, 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Diversité des rythmes mémoriels et politiques de l'événement"
 

Prof. Heike Härting, PhD

Département d'études anglaises,
Université de Montréal
Presentation, 13 September 2014 (IRTG International Conference Montréal):
"Situated Cosmopolitanisms in Contemporary Indigenous Art Productions in Canada"
 

Prof. Dr. Werner Schiffauer

Faculty of Cultural Studies,
EUV Franfurt (Oder)
Presentation, 14 July 2014 (Universität des Saarlandes):
"Islamism"
 

Guillermo Verdecchia, MA

Playwright, Actor, Director, Translator from Toronto, Canada
Presentation, 10 July 2014, Universität Trier // 11 July 2014, Universität des Saarlandes:
"Canadian Diversity and Its Discontents"
 

Prof. Dr. Pap Ndiaye

CHSP, Paris
Presentation, 7 July 2014 (Universität Trier):
"The Minority Paradox: Blackness in France."
 

Régine Robin, PhD

Université du Québec à Montréal
Presentation, 23 June 2014:
"Une mémoire interculturelle est-elle possible?"
 

Prof. Dr. Anssi Paasi

Department of Geography
University of Oulu, Finland
Presentation, 29 May 2014 (Universität des Saarlandes):
"Borders, Identities and Practice: Moving beyond the Territorial-Relational Divide"
 

Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries

Department of Sociology,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Presentation, 19 May 2014 (Universität Trier):
"Strategies and Examples For Studying Transnational Social Spaces: the Micro, Meso and Macro Level"
 

Prof. Sirma Bilge, PhD

Department of Sociology,
Université de Montréal
Presentation, 12 May 2014 (Université de Montréal):
"Incorporation néoliberale des savoirs contestaires: le cas de l'intersectionnalité"
 

Prof. Gilles Bibeau, PhD

Department of Anthropology,
Université de Montréal
Presentation, 5 May 2014 (Université de Montréal):
"Le plaisir de la différence"
 

Philip Rousseau, PhD

Department of Anthropology,
University of California Irvine
Presentation, 28 April 2014 (Université de Montréal):
"Culture Puffs: A Preliminary Note on Culture(s) and Advertising"
 

Dr. Richard Atleo, Umeek

University of Manitoba
Presentation, 13 February 2014:
"Principles of Tsawalk: Creation of Diverse Unity"
 

Dr. habil. Katalin Kürtösi

Department of Comparative Literature
University of Szeged
Presentation, 29 January 2014 (Universität Trier):
"Stage Representations of Native People in Canada"
 

Prof. Dr. Margrit Pernau

Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Presentation, 28 January 2014 (Universität Trier):
"Emotionsgeschichte und Historische Semantik"
 

Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze

Department of History
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Presentation,10 December 2013 (Universität Trier):
"Dynamiken der Sicherheit: Das Konzept der Versicherheitlichung in zeithistorischer Perspektive"
 

Dr. Andrew Irving

Granada Centre of Visual Anthropology
The University of Manchester
Presentation, 24 October 2013 (Universität Trier):
"The Art of Turning Right and Left: Everyday (Ad)ventures in Contigency and Necessity"
 

Dr. Ibrahima Diagne

Département de Langues et Civilisations Germaniques, Faculté des Lettres & Sciences Humaines, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) Dakar
Presentation, 5 October 2013 (Summer School Otzenhausen):
"Migration and Hybridity: Expressing Cultural Identity and Congruity in Autobiographical Narratives of African Migrants in Germany"
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Presentation, 10 July 2013 (Universität des Saarlandes):
"Canada at the Border: The Literary Image of Canada within American Literature"
 

Kristyn Harman, PhD

Aboriginal Studies, School of Humanities, University of Tasmania
Presentation, 5 July 2013 (Universität Trier):
"Disciplining Aboriginal Populations through Transportation within the British Empire"
 

Prof. Graeme Wynn, PhD

Historical Geography, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Presentation, 5 July 2013 (Universität Trier):
"Understanding Canada as a Transnational Space"
 

Dr. Yvonne Völkl

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Presentation, 4 July 2013 (Universität Trier):
“Glimpses of Canada: Quebec”
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Presentation, 4 July 2013 (Universität Trier)
"Canadian Paradigms for Mediating Difference: An Historical Overview"
 

Prof. Dr. Sharon Carson

University of North Dakota
Presentation, 4 July 2013 (Universität Trier):
"Glimpses of Canada: The US-Canadian Border"
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg
Presentation, 15 June 2013 (Universität Trier):
"After Multiculturalism? Canadian Nations and the Future of Diversity"
 

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dan Diner

Simon-Dubnow-Institut für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur, Universität Leipzig
Presentation, 3 May 2013 (Universität Trier):
"Beyond Territoriality – In View of Jewish History in Modernity"
 
 
 
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