Copenhagen-Paris Joint PhD-Seminar 2020-2021


Vilhelm HammershøiThe Buildings of the Asiatic Company, seen from St. Annæ Street, Copenhagen, 1902


Copenhagen-Paris joint PhD-Seminar

Inceptions : exploring the common ground of modern European tradition (Text, Image, Mythos)

ENGEROM / UMR 8547 (Pays Germaniques-Transferts Culturels)

ONLINE – Spring Term 2021

Organizer : Carlotta Santini (Marie Curie Fellow, 842513-Myth)


The Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk (Engerom) of the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the Laboratoire Pays Germaniques - Transferts Culturels (UMR 8547) of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, is organising a joint seminar dedicated to PhD students. The aim of the seminar is to encourage exchange and mutual debate between Phd Students of the two institutions by expanding the network of scientific collaborations, but also and above all by providing a platform for discussion and development of individual research projects. By exploiting the multidisciplinary expertise represented in the sceintific curricula of the two institutes, we will question the foundations and articulations that determine the salient features of European culture. The seminar will include contributions on the analysis of texts and authors that have marked the thought and the history of modern and contemporary culture, as well as on the genesis and metamorphosis of cultural images and ideas, on the symbols and myths that have oriented and still orient the European intellectual and cultural horizon.

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Thursday, 11th February, h. 16.00

Anne-Sofie Dichman (UCPH, Political Science / ENS, UMR 8547), More-than-human gender performativity - writing up with Les Gilets Jaunes.

Respondent : Cecilia Åsberg (Linköping University / KTH Royal Insitute of Technology, Stockholm)


Thursday, 25th February, h. 16.00

Léa Jusseau (Université de Lausanne), Building art theory in the "pale of history" : American criticism and French philosophy in the end of the 20th century.

Respondent : Katia Schneller (Ecole supérieure d’art et design - Grenoble-Valence)


Thursday, 11th March, h. 16.00

Susan Filoche-Rommé (PSL / ENS, UMR 8547), Re-making Norse myths in the 19th century : the case of the Valkyries.

Respondent : Knut Ljøgodt (Nordic Institute of Art, Oslo)


Thursday, 25th March, h. 16.00

Silvia Amarante (UCPH, Engerom), A manuscript out of place. Luigi Settembrini and the pseudotranslation “I Neoplatonici”.

Respondent : Tom Toremans (KU Leuven)


Wednesday, 7th April, h. 16.00

Kristian Olesen Toft (UCPH, Engerom), On Translatables. Polysemy and Dissemination in Jacques Derrida.

Respondent : Geoffrey Bennington (Emory College, Atlanta)


Thursday, 22nd April, h. 16.00

Anders Andersen (UCPH, Engerom), Verbs of volition and mood (alternation).

Respondent : Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam)


Thursday, 6th May, h. 16.00

Samuel Ducourant (ENS / PSL), A Technological Genealogy of Battery Cages used for Laying Hens.

Respondent : Peter Sandøe (UCPH, IFRO / IVH)

 Postponed on June 2nd, same hour. 


Thursday, 20th May, h. 16.00

Jytte Lyngvig (UCPH, Engerom), To act intellectually and critically : Voltaire’s fight for Newton.

Respondent : Glenn Roe (Sorbonne Université)


Thursday, 2nd June, h. 16.00

Samuel Ducourant (ENS / PSL), A Technological Genealogy of Battery Cages used for Laying Hens.

Respondent : Peter Sandøe (UCPH, IFRO / IVH)