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Prof. Dr. Jeanne Glesener

Jeanne Glesener

Associate professor in Luxembourg Literature

Research Topics Luxembourgish literatures, Small literatures, Migration, multilinguism and interculturality in literature, Comparative literature, World literature
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Humanities
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 25-040
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9628

I am a literary comparatist with particular interest in Luxembourgish multilingual literature, migration literature in Europe and small literatures in Europe. My research areas are literary historiography of small multilingual and/or intercultural literatures, comparative methodology and theory, world literature studies, multilingualism and interculturality. I am particularly interested in interrogating the universalist norms of general literary theory and applicability to small literatures. I enquire after a possible generic structural-typological model for a literary history of small literatures.

I teach courses in literary history, literary theory, gender constructions in literature, the historical novel, construction and symbolism of space in literature, and comparative literature.

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Since 2014 Head of the Institute of Luxembourgish language and literature

Last updated on: Friday, 16 September 2022

Professional Qualifications

  • Since 2014: Head of the Institute of Luxembourgish Language and Literatures 
  • Since 2013: Associate Professor for Luxembourg Literatures in the Institute of Luxembourgish Language and Literatures at the University of Luxembourg 
  • 2009–2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Luxembourgish Language and Literatures at the University of Luxembourg 
  • 2006–2009: Research Assistant in the Department of French Language and Literature at the University of Luxembourg 

Academic Qualifications 

  • 2001–2009: Doctorate in General and Comparative Literature, Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I.
    • Thesis Title: Une récupération de l’espace perdu par l’acte d’écriture. Etude comparée de trois écrivains migrants : Kazuo Ishiguro, Jean Portante et Zafer Şenocak
    • Supervisors: Prof. Fridrun Rinner (Université de Provence I), Prof. Reinier Salverda (University College London) and Prof. Jürgen Wertheimer (Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen). 
  • 1999–2001: Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies « Lettres et Arts », Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I. [M.Phil.] 
  • 1995–1999: Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes, Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille I. [M.A.].



Last updated on: 03 Feb 2017

Topics

  • Multilingual and intercultural history of Luxembourg literature
  • Migration literature in Europe
  • Small literatures in Europe
  • Comparative theory and methodology and World literature studies

Projects

  • In preparation: Notes on a Small Literature. The Case of Multilingual Luxembourgish Literature.
  • 2011–2018: Trans-Culture. Contemporary Literature and Migration in Europe. Project supervised by theComparative History of Literature in European Languages-Committee of the International Association of Comparative Literature. With Fridrun Rinner (Université de Provence, Franca Sinopoli (Sapienza Univerity, Rome),Helga Mitterbauer (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Myriam Geiser (Université de Grenoble) and Sandra Vlasta ((Universität Wien/Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften).
  • 2014–2015: Résidence d’auteurs, création littéraire et médiation culturell. International research project. Principal Investigator Carole Bisenius-Penin, Université de Lorrain. With Université de la Sarre, Université de Liège, Université Paris IV.
  • 2006–2009: Research assistant on the projects Observatoire luxembourgeois d’échanges littéraires et culturels francophones and La littérature francophone luxembourgeoise: un positionnement linguistique et culturel difficile, both led by Prof. Frank Wilhelm.
  • 2001–2009: Une récupération de l’espace perdu par l’acte d’écriture. Etude comparée de trois écrivains migrants: Kazuo Ishiguro, Jean Portante et Zafer Şenocak. (PhD Thesis)



Last updated on: 03 Feb 2017

Phd-Seminar:

  • Comparative literature theory and Luxembourgish Literature

Master in Secondary Education – Lëtzebuerger Studien

  • Aféierung an d’Geschicht vun der Lëtzebuerger Literatur
  • Aféierung an d’Literaturtheorie
  • Raumkonstruktiounen a –bedeitungen an der Lëtzebuerger Literatur
  • Genderkonstruktiounen an der Lëtzebuerger Literatur
  • Lëtzebuerger Literaturen am Verglach

Bachelor en Cultures Européennes

  • Zäitgenëssesch Lëtzebuerger Literatur
  • Lëtzebuerger Literatur gëschter an haut
  • Den historesche Roman

Lecture Series in Bachelor en Cultures Européennes:

  • Summer term 2016-2017 :Weltliteratur. With Dr. Oliver Kohns
  • Summer term 2014-2015: 
    • Europäische Literatur und Erster Weltkrieg. With Dr Oliver Kohns
    • Domaines thématiques et positions de l’interculturalité / Themenbereiche und Positionen der Interkulturalität. With Prof. Dr. Heinz Sieburg and Prof. Dr. Nathalie Roelens



Last updated on: 03 Feb 2017

Main PhD supervisor:

  • Fabienne  Gilbertz: Professionalisierungsprozesse der Luxemburger Literaturen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts (ca. 1945-1980).  (2014-2017).

Co-Supervisor PhD:

  • Jamie Liddell: Here come the clusters …: Linguistic reconfigurations of the local in Luxemburgish hip hop. (2015-2018). Main supervisor: Ass-Prof Dr Julia de Bres
  • Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauly: Lives in several languages: literary creation and cultural identity construction. Liliane Welsh and Pierre Joris as examples of poets from Luxembourg writing in English. (2014-2017). Main supervisor: Prof Dr Adelheid Hu

Second Supervisor PostDoc-Projects:

  • Dr. Anne-Marie Millim: Modernism, Literature and Industry in Luxembourg, 1900-1940’. (2011-2013). Main Supervisor : Prof Dr Peter Gilles
  • Dr Sébastian Thiltges: Ecrire l’écologie au Grand-Duché: émergence et pluralité d’un discours environnementaliste dans le roman luxembourgeois du XXe siècle à nos jours. (2015-2017). Main Supervisor : Prof Dr Christiane Solte-Gresser (Université de la Sarre)

 President/Member of Jury:

  •  Johanna Maria Gelberg: Poetik und Politik der Grenze. Die Literatur der deutsch-deutschen Teilung seit 1945, 2017. Supervisor: Dr. Oliver Kohns
  •  Christine Breckler: Die Flexion der Nominalphrase im Luxemburgischen, 2013. Supervisor: Prof Dr Peter Gilles



Last updated on: 03 Feb 2017