Twin conférence – Morphologies of Time
Cours-conférence / 8 décembre 2021

Traditional representations and hypermodern perspectives in romaniaAlexandra CRACIUN – University of Bucharest Organisé par le lectorat de roumain de l’ULB – Cristina-Alice TomaLe 1 décembre 2021 de 14h00 à 15h30 dans la salle Geremek (bâtiment R39 – campus du Solbosch) – également via teams! Morfologii ale timpului.  Reprezentări populare și perspective hipermoderne în spațiul românesc Alexandra CRĂCIUN University of Bucharest Timpul românesc se construiește cumva atipic în raport cu timpul occidental. Configurat într-un teritoriu în care filozoful Lucian Blaga spunea că transcendentul coboară, timpul acesta declină o  morfologie ortodoxă ce îi dă circularitate liturgică, dar și un fel de fragilitate ce îl ferește oarecum de radicalitatea  eshatologică  a cronologiilor de tip occidental. Cronos sau Saturn, timp piedut sau recuperat, timp deconstruit sau spațializat, funcția apleor Sâmbetei  sunt toate  coordonate pe care vom încerca să « recitim » rosturile timpului tradiținal în raport cu sintaxa timpului contemporan.   Morphologies of Time. Traditional representations and hypermodern perspectives in Romania   Romanian time is conceived differently than the Western chronologies. Set in a space where the transcendent descends, according to the  Romanian philosopher Lucian Blaga, time declines an orthodox morphology that provides a sort of a  liturgical circularity, but also the  fragility that protects it  from…

HOME III Habiter sa langue / Language as home
séminaire , Séminaire / 8 décembre 2021

Cycle de séminaire HOMEDu 8 au 10 décembre 2021 – place de la Monnaie 6 – 1000 Bruxelles C’est du 8 au 10 décembre 2021 que le Cycle de séminaires international et interdisciplinaire HOME, initié en 2018 par Rosanna Gangemi et Dag Houdmont au sein de l’ULB et soutenu par Philixte, fait son retour à Bruxelles. Ce troisième cycle, en modalité hybride, est aussi en collaboration avec la VUB et l’Université Saint-Louis et est coordonné également par Justine Feyereisen, Arvi Sepp, Matthieu Sergier, Dorota Walczak, Julie Deconinck, Grazia Berger, Barbara Fraipont. Les rencontres, qui auront lieu au Muntpunt, viseront à explorer le sens et la portée de la notion de « home » à travers l’usage multiple de la langue. Muntpunt, Place de la Monnaie 6 – 1000 Bruxelles Info : Seminaires.Home@ulb.ac.be Avec le soutien des centres de recherche Philixte (ULB) / Prospero. Langage, image et connaissance (USL-B) / CLIC (VUB)

Cours conférence – Writing History A Feminist Reading of Lavinia

Organisé le jeudi 9 décembre 2021 de 14h00 à 15h30 par le lectorat de Roumain de l’ULB (Alice-Cristina Toma) à la salle Geremek (Campus du Solbosch, bâtiment R42)A suivre également via TEAMS Writing History. A Feminist Reading of Lavinia Braniște’s Novel Sonia ridică mâna (Polirom, 2019) Roxana Marinescu Bucharest University of Economic Studies This presentation aims to analyse from a feminist perspective Lavinia Braniște’s novel Sonia ridică mâna (Sonia raises her hand) (Polirom, 2019), an example of the new wave in contemporary Romanian literature and the recipient of some literary prizes („Nepotu’ lui Thoreau” Prize of Vatra magazine for young authors 2019, Ateneu magazine Prize 2020 and Sofia Nădejde Prize for women writers 2020). Sonia, the heroine of the novel, is trying to recompose the communist history of her country, Romania, aiming to fictionalize it in a film script, and is simultaneously recovering pieces of her personal familial history. The film is supposed to revolve round Elena Ceaușescu’s personal and public relationship with her daughter Zoe, and Sonia finds it hard to recreate it from fragments of historical documents, published diaries and memoirs of the period, plus her ethnographic research, while also exploring her own complex relationship with her mother (and other members of the family, y compris her grandfather, a…

Colloque « Voicing absences/Presences in a Damaged World »

Organisé par Marc Maufort et Jessica MaufortLe 3 décembre 2021 By many accounts, we are now living on a “damaged planet” (Tsing et al), and by the same token we are damaged as well. This “we” encompasses all earthly life forms, from animals and plants, the soil and natural elements, human beings, to various organisms invisible to the human eye. Environmental degradation and toxification, species depletion, dwindling biodiversity, threatened cultural knowledges and languages, and even recent pandemics are but a few examples of the injuries and losses sustained by earthlings. As a result, our damaged world is saturated with uncanny “absences/presences,” or “ghosts,” i.e. “the vestiges and signs of past ways of life still charged in the present” (Gan et al G1).   In this annual conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education, contributors approach various instances of absences/presences from the disciplines of literary/cultural studies, linguistics, and/or translation studies. They reflect on the possible means of voicing, narrating, and representing them in a wide sense, since, to paraphrase Donna Haraway, we have to live with the damage and the absences/presences it creates. These strategies ultimately aim at affirming endurance against the forces of extinction, as well as…