See detailWhat happened to the Gas Station?
Prüm, Agnès

Presentation (2016, January 14)

Would you buy flowers at the petrol station? This presentation examines the petrol station trope and its oscillation between site (a space where people interact) and sign or cultural signifier. It presents the result of the empirical study carried out in the interdisciplinary research project 'IDENT2 - Strategies of Regionalisation: Constructing Identity Across Borders', and examines the transformation of the physical 'petrol station' into a 'code' that is actively used as a qualifier in popular culture and in everyday life situations.

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See detailRepresentations and Projections.
Belling, Luc; De Bres, Julia; Cicotti, Claudio; Dembeck, Till; Di Felice, Paul; Glesener, Jeanne; Kmec, Sonja; Millim, Anne-Marie; Pettiau, Hérold; Prüm, Agnès; Schall, Céline; Varga, Mónika

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects. (2016)

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See detailPetrol Stations as In-Between Spaces II: Transfiguration
Prüm, Agnès

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects. (2016)

This publication presents the results of a common interdisciplinary study carried out with Sonja Kmec, and continues her analysis of petrol stations as ‘in-between’ spaces. It analyses the representation of petrol stations in popular culture (films and TV shows, video-blogs, songs, internet memes), and examines how, in its oscillation between site and sign, the petrol station encodes meaning, emotions and emotional expectations in both popular and internet culture and in everyday life situations. It draws on and expands Danto’s concept of ‘transfiguration of life into art’ (1974) to reveal the constant transformative and participatory process of encoding and decoding that characterises the production of meaning. The publication’s interdisciplinary approach combines film and media analysis with empirical research in the form of qualitative interviews carried out in the interdisciplinary research project ‘IDENT2 - Strategies of Regionalisation: Constructing Identity Across Borders’, thus contributing to bridging the gap between the humanities and the social sciences. This publication should be read in combination with Sonja Kmec’s ‘Petrol Stations as In-Between Spaces I: Practices and Narratives’ (2016).

See detailPetrol Stations as In-Between Spaces: Practices, Narratives, Signs
Prüm, Agnès

Scientific Conference (2014, July 07)

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See detailRepräsentationen und Projektionen.
Belling, Luc; De Bres, Julia; Cicotti, Claudio; Dembeck, Till; Di Felice, Paul; Glesener, Jeanne; Kmec, Sonja; Millim, Anne-Marie; Pettiau, Hérold; Prüm, Agnès; Schall, Céline; Varga, Mónika

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekte. (2014)

See detail'Between Angelic Submission and Monstrous Assertion': Women, Writing and Illness in Gilman’s 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
Prüm, Agnès

Presentation (2014, January 16)

This presentation looks at the intersections between gender, space and (cultural) representations of female bodies in the late 19th century.

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See detailTankstellen als Zwischenräume II: Transfiguration
Prüm, Agnès

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekte (2014)

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See detailDe l’insoutenable banalité des lieux-cyborgs. Les stations-essence dans l’imaginaire de l’extrême contemporain
Kmec, Sonja; Prüm, Agnès

in Freyermuth, Sylvie; Bonnot, Jean-François (Eds.) Ville infectée, ville déshumanisée (2014)

See detail(Re)reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
Prüm, Agnès

Presentation (2013, January 31)

This presentation explores constructions of 'female' spaces in literary texts of the turn of the 19th century in relation to the amalgamation of gender, desire and biological sex in the medical discourses of the period. Rereading 'The Yellow Wallpaper' involves reading it alongside other texts that draw on the notion of entrapment to articulate the difficulties faced by female artists of the late nineteenth century.

See detail« Je vais encore faire le plein! » De l’insoutenable banalité des lieux-cyborgs
Prüm, Agnès; Kmec, Sonja

Scientific Conference (2012, November 23)

This paper explores how definitions and perceptions of the human are reshaped and extended through their interactions with technology, science and machines. It focuses on petrol stations as an example of ‘cyborg-places’, in which human interactions are replaced or supplemented by machines, such as automatized electronic tills and surveillance cameras. Drawing on Augé’s theory of non-places and Haraway’s metaphor of the cyborg, the presentation examines how such spaces are experienced, produced, and represented (Lefebvre) in filmed media.

See detailCSI and more: Negotiating Perceptions of Justice, Crime and Self in Contemporary Detective Fiction
Prüm, Agnès

in Mein, Georg; Sieburg, Heinz (Eds.) Medien des Wissens: Interdisziplinäre Aspekte von Medialität (2011)

See detailCultures du quotidien et identités
Baltes-Löhr, Christel; Prüm, Agnès; Reckinger, Rachel; Wille, Christian

in IPSE – Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (Ed.) Construire des identités au Lxembourg. Appropriations subjectives – Projections institutionnelles – Milieux socio-culturels (2011)

Le Luxembourg – un centre financier international, un centre administratif européen, une terre d’immigration ? Cette étude empirique propose quelques approches d’une société jusqu’à présent en grande partie éludée par la recherche scientifique et observe les processus de construction identitaire dans des conditions de globalisation. L’équipe interdisciplinaire des auteurs expose les processus d’appropriation subjective et de projection institutionnelle à l’œuvre dans le domaine des langues, des espaces, des perceptions de soi-même et des autres, mais également dans les cultures du quotidien. Elle identifie pour la première fois des milieux socioculturels du Grand-Duché. Les découvertes faites à l’issue de ce projet de recherche d’une durée de trois ans mettent au jour les ambivalences et les dynamiques d’une société multiculturelle et plurilingue. Dans l’Unité de Recherche IPSE (Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces) à l’Université du Luxembourg, les chercheurs s’intéressent à des thèmes qui ont une pertinence sociale. L’accent est mis plus particulièrement sur l’analyse de processus de construction d’identités sociales et culturelles.

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See detailEveryday Cultures and Identities
Baltes-Löhr, Christel; Prüm, Agnès; Reckinger, Rachel; Wille, Christian

in IPSE – Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (Ed.) Doing Identity in Luxembourg. Subjective Appropriations – Institutional Attributions – Socio-Cultural Milieus (2011)

Luxembourg – international financial center, European administrative center, destination country for immigration? This empirical study provides insights about a society that has hitherto largely eluded scientific investigation and observes the processes of identity construction in globalised conditions. The interdisciplinary team of authors exposes the processes of subjective appropriations and institutional attributions at work in the fields of languages, spaces, perceptions of self and others as well as everyday cultures, and identifies for the first time socio-cultural milieus in the Grand Duchy. The findings of the three-year research project uncover the ambivalences and dynamics of a multicultural and multilingual society.

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See detailAlltagskulturen und Identitäten
Baltes-Löhr, Christel; Prüm, Agnès; Reckinger, Rachel; Wille, Christian

Scientific Conference (2010, July)

Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in eine wenig erforschte Gesellschaft und Hinweise auf Identitätskonstruktionen unter globalisierten Bedingungen. Das interdisziplinäre Autorenteam arbeitet subjektive Aneignungs- und institutionelle Zuschreibungsprozesse auf den Gebieten »Sprache«, »Raum«, »Alltagskultur« sowie »Selbst-« und »Fremdbild« heraus und ermittelt erstmals sozio-kulturelle Milieus im Großherzogtum. Der materialreiche Band zeigt Ambivalenzen und Dynamiken in einer multikulturellen und mehrsprachigen Gesellschaft auf.

See detailAlltagskulturen und Identitäten
Baltes-Löhr, Christel; Prüm, Agnès; Reckinger, Rachel; Wille, Christian

in IPSE – Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (Ed.) Doing Identity in Luxemburg Subjektive Aneignungen – institutionelle Zuschreibungen – sozio-kulturelle Milieus (2010)

Luxemburg – internationaler Finanzplatz, europäisches Verwaltungszentrum, Einwanderungsland? Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in eine wenig erforschte Gesellschaft und Hinweise auf Identitätskonstruktionen unter globalisierten Bedingungen. Das interdisziplinäre Autorenteam arbeitet subjektive Aneignungs- und institutionelle Zuschreibungsprozesse auf den Gebieten »Sprache«, »Raum«, »Alltagskultur« sowie »Selbst-« und »Fremdbild« heraus und ermittelt erstmals sozio-kulturelle Milieus im Großherzogtum. Der materialreiche Band zeigt Ambivalenzen und Dynamiken in einer multikulturellen und mehrsprachigen Gesellschaft auf.

See detailEntre science et fiction : le mythe de Frankenstein
Prüm, Agnès

Article for general public (2008)

This paper examines the evolution of cultural attitudes towards scientific progress in relation to notions of the human by comparing Mary Shelley's 1818 novel to different screen adaptations, including adaptations by James Whale (1931), Kenneth Branagh (1994) and the X-Files episode 'The Postmodern Prometheus' (1997). A strong emphasis is put on both oral and visual intertextuality.

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See detailLa guerre au féminin : récit(s) et résistance(s)
Kmec, Sonja; Prüm, Agnès

Article for general public (2008)