january, 2019

10jan12:0013:00"ius sanguinis or ius soli—Race or Place? European Notions of Nationhood and Indigenous Ethics of Ethnicity"12:00 - 13:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís, room #103 Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

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Dr. Hartmut Lutz

In recent years we witness a return of racialized nationalisms in Europe and elsewhere. Against this background, the presenter will briefly look at salient notions of ethnic vs civic nationalisms, and then discuss recent developments in Indigenous Knowledges, to see what light they shed on constructions of nationhood and/or ethnicity shared by Indigenous peoples of North America. A special focus will be given to an orally transmitted, regionally embedded and cognition-based ethics of Indigeneity, as a sustainable and peaceful form of “national” identity.

Until his retirement in 2011 Prof. Dr. hab. Hartmut Lutz taught North American Literatures and Cultures at the Universities of Greifswald, Germany, and Szczecin, Poland, specializing in Indigenous Studies. He held numerous guest professorships in Canada, the USA and European countries and won international awards including the 2004 Diefenbaker Prize and the 2013 Killam Visiting Fellowship (Calgary). Among his publications are “Indianer” und “Native Americans”: Zur sozial- und literaturhistorischen Vermittlung eines Stereotyps (Hildesheim 1985), Contemporary Challenges: Conversations With Canadian Native Authors (Saskatoon, 1991), The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab (Ottawa, 2005) and Contemporary Achievements: Contextualizing Canadian Aboriginal Literatures (Augsburg 2015)

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(Thursday) 12:00 - 13:00


Veröld - House of Vigdís, room #103


Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur