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Interactions Culturelles et Discursives

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Elisabeth Gavoille
Scientific Field

The interdisciplinary research group ICD (EA 6297) allows the collaboration of academics working in the Letters, Languages, Human Sciences sector: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, French and comparative literature, performing arts, musicology and philosophy.

Its programme for 2018-2023 is organised along three axes:

  • Culture and politics, colonial and postcolonial studies
  • Writing and other discursive practices (literature, music, theatre, performing arts)
  • Identities and gender discourses, representation of the body, and environmental humanities.

Research topics: 

Culture and politics, colonial and postcolonial studies, democracy and federalism, liberalism and neoliberalism, freedom and censorship, analysis of discourse (of a political, literary and artistic nature), translations, constructions of identity, gender studies, representations of the body and relationship between human being and nature.

Skills and know-how:

  • Cultural history of the ancient (Greek and Roman), modern and contemporary worlds (in a French-, English-, German-, Spanish- and Italian-speaking context)
  • Literature and the analysis of discourse (press, politics, philosophy)
  • Analysis of musical, iconographic and filmic discourses
  • Gender studies and studies pertaining to identity
  • Humanity and nature
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