Good news! I got an invitation of the Minerva Institute for German History in Tel Aviv to give a presentation during their conference on that will take place on February 13-14, 2011. Germany and its Neighbors – Borders, Identities, Relations
In Tel Aviv, I will speak on “The Position of German in Multilingual Belgium and Luxembourg. Reflections on Liminal Spaces and the Connotations of Languages”. The presentation will be a kind of aftermath of my postdoc-project at the University of Luxembourg. I am looking forward to my first visit to Israel!
In eigener Sache (Metablog), Termine, Konferenzen, Vorträge | Tags: Belgien, Europa, Globalisierung, Hybridität, Interkulturalität, Kulturwissenschaft, Luxemburg, Mehrsprachigkeit, Politik, Postcolonial Studies, Sprache
About Thomas Ernst
Thomas Ernst is Professor of Modern German Literature at the University of Antwerp. He also works at the University of Amsterdam and holds a venia legendi on Media and Cultural Studies/German Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
His research focuses on the construction of identities, images of Germany and Europe, multilinguality and transcultural spaces in Austrian and German literature; on experimental and subversive Austrian and German literatures in the 20th and 21st century; and on the digital transformation of media and its cultural effects (literature and social media; intellectual property rights; digital publishing). His publications include books on “Popliteratur” (2001/2005), “Literatur und Subversion” (2013) and numerous papers that have been published in international magazines and book series with peer-review. At the moment, he is working on a monograph on literature and social media.