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Workshop: Revisiting Revenge

New Perspectives for the Study of Revenge Tragedies (late 16th–early 18th century), Ghent University (Belgium), 16-17 September 2021 Keynote speaker: Prof. Russ Leo (Princeton University)In the early modern period, revenge tragedies and related Senecan plays dealing with revenge flooded the European theatres, especially in England (The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Hamlet), but …

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Nouvelle parution

La plume et le calumet. Joseph-François Lafitau et les « sauvages ameriquains », sous la direction de Mélanie Lozat et Sara Petrella, préface de Frank Lestringant. Au début du XVIIIe siècle, le jésuite Joseph-François Lafitau séjourna dans une mission huronne-iroquoise de la Nouvelle-France. Il devait rédiger l’un des textes les plus influents dans le champ de la …

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New release/Nouvelle parution

Le défi de la fragilité, Autour des essais de François Paré, sous la direction de Guy Poirier, Élise Lepage et Tara Collington ISBN : 9782895977636 (2895977631) Le défi de la fragilité se veut un hommage et un témoignage à l’oeuvre critique de François Paré qui a influencé plusieurs générations de chercheurs impliqués dans les études des minorités …

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News from the Wirth Institute

Since the outbreak of the pandemic and the closing of the University of Alberta to the public, the Wirth Institute has moved its programs online. These include a curated series of recorded presentations of music composed by central Europeans. Last week, Franz Sabo, the founding director of the Institute and a retired specialist on the …

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Important update regarding Congress 2020 | Mise à jour importante concernant le Congrès 2020

Dear members and friends of the Federation,    On March 18, 2020, we made the difficult decision to cancel Congress 2020 at Western University, and began consulting our members on a proposal to move the event online. Our priority was to protect public health, while giving our scholarly associations an alternative to share their research …

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The Salzburg Collection at the University of Alberta. Research stay of Dr. Marion Romberg (ÖAW-IHB) in February 2020

From 1 to 24 February 2020, Dr. Marion Romberg, historian and art historian from the Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW-IHB) in Vienna, will be staying at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta. The objective of her prolonged stay is …

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Revolution, Restoration, Reconstitution: Temporality and the Transfer and Transformation of Royal Power

Event Date: 01 Jul 2020 to 04 Jul 2020 Panel at the 'Kings and Queens 9' conference, Luxembourg  Steven Zwicker said of Restoration England and its literary culture that it was a period particularly ‘conscious of its cultural demarcation’. This is a recurring trope of both contemporary and later scholarship on the re-establishment of the monarchy under Charles …

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