Annual lecture of the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP)

Traduire le rire. Une histoire franco-allemande

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18:00 – 20:00 Uhr, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ)


The annual lecture of the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP) "Traduire le rire. Une histoire franco-allemande" will be given by Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin.


Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin will speak in her lecture “Traduire le rire. Une histoire franco-allemande” about the cultural-historical negotiation of the comic in the context of German-French language contact. At the latest since the “emotional turn”, varieties of laughter have increasingly become the focus of research in the humanities, especially with regard to translational, pragmatic and linguistic processes. The lecturer will take a special look at literary as well as communicative fields of tension between German and French and, among other things, pursue the question of linguistically differently articulated cultures of laughter and the comic on the basis of translation practices in the Middle Ages and the early modern period.

Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin holds the Chair of German Studies / Early German Philology and is Co-Director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Trier and currently Professeure invitée at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Her research interests (language change, multilingualism in the medieval and early modern city, book and manuscript history, and translation cultures) are interdisciplinary and grounded in cultural history.

Registration by personal invitation only

Keywords: Dissemination and Community Building in the DH

Hashtags: Mittelalter und Frühen Neuzeit