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IDEA, the English Studies research group at the Université de Lorraine, is dedicated to the study of interdisciplinary theories and practices related to the language, literature and civilisation of English-speaking countries. The group focuses especially, though not exclusively, on English studies in France, which have traditionally been organised along strictly defined disciplinary lines (linguistics, literature and civilisation). In recent years, French scholarship has become increasingly open to interdisciplinary approaches, yet such interdisciplinarity has rarely been itself the object of scientific reflection. [click here for full mission statement]

Upcoming and Recent Events:

IDEA Seminar series, “Brexit, une réflexion distanciée,” Christian Auer, Professeur Émérite, Université de Strasbourg, SEARCH, 30 November 2017, 6 pm – 7:30 pm (Nancy campus).

IDEA Doctoriale24 November 2017, 12:30 pm – 6 pm (Nancy campus, room A313).

Seminar of the Projet Linguistique & Oralité, « Aller au delà de la forme et du sens », Yvon Keromnes (UL, ATILF), Monday, 13 November 2017, 2pm – 3:30pm (Metz campus, room B 129).

International conference  “Illustrating Identity/ies“, 8-10 November 2017 (Nancy campus).

One-day symposium, « ‘Commémorer Autrement et Ailleurs’  : nouvelles approches transversales et transnationales des commémorations : Célébrations littéraires, culturelles, historiques et politiques à travers et au-delà des Iles Britanniques », 20 October 2017 (Nancy campus), in partnership with the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nancy.

Young scholars conference, “Book- and Text-Wrapping in the 17th and 18th centuries“, 22-23 September 2017 (Metz campus).

Conference “Voice(s) and Silence in the Arts” (projet “Voix et silence”), 15-17 June 2017 (Nancy campus, Cameo, Théâtre de la Manufacture).



IDEA’s last AG took place in Nancy on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (room  A349).

A session of “Café Europe,” where members were introduced to applying for H2020 projects,  preceded the AG, from 4 to 5:30 pm.

IDEA is very proud of having become a research team that is present on two sites, and that is the only center for research in English Studies at the University of Lorraine. We have been working on a long and fruitful collaboration between anglicists based in Metz and in Nancy.