About TransArea Studies

Mission Statement

Beyond Area Studies,
TransArea Studies point out mobile conceptions of spaces and places.

Beyond spatial history,
TransArea Studies emphasize vectorial dynamisms and processes.

Beyond traditional comparative studies,
TransArea Studies focus on border-crossing, on entanglements and multiple logics.

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12/14/2016 – 12/16/2016, Conference: “Übergänge: Theorien und Praktiken der Literaturen der Welt [Passages: Theories and Practices of World Literatures]“, Potsdam

Anniversary Ceremony and Conference in Honor of Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette

Detailed Program

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Location: University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 8, Auditorium & Foyer.

Time:  

12/14/2016: Anniversary Ceremony, starting at 4:00 pm, Auditorium Maximum, Haus 8, 12/15/2016 and 12/16/2016: Conference, starting at 9:00 a.m., Foyer, Haus 8.

Thursday Evening, 8:00 pm: Yoko Tawada and Emine Sevgi Özdamar in Conversation with Ottmar Ette, presented by Dr. Tobias Kraft, Location: Wissenschaftsetage, Am Kanal 47, 14467 Potsdam.

Concept and Organization: Dr. Markus Lenz & Dr. Patricia A. Gwozdz.

  1. Book: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung: Natur, Kultur, Schreiben [Horizons of Humboldt Studies: Nature, Culture, Writing]“, OLMS 2016 Leave a reply
  2. Book: “TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization”, De Gruyter 2016 Leave a reply
  3. Book: “Writing-between-Worlds: TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode“, De Gruyter 2016 [mimesis 64] Leave a reply
  4. 01/29/2016 Symposium: “Metaphorologie der Tropen: ein transareales Symposion [Metaphorology of the tropics: A transareal Symposium]“, Potsdam. Leave a reply
  5. Book: “MicroBerlín: De minificciones y microrrelatos [MicroBerlin: About Flash Fiction and Flash Narratives]“, Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert 2015 Leave a reply
  6. Book: “La Sociabilité européenne des frères Humboldt [The European Sociability of the Brothers Humboldt]“, Éditions rue d’Ulm 2016 Leave a reply
  7. Book: “Lebenslang Lebenslust: Der Lebensbegriff in den Künsten, Literaturen und Wissenschaften [ The Concept of Life in Arts, Literatures and Sciences]“, edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey 2015 Leave a reply
  8. 11/06/2015 Symposium: “Humboldt’sche Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen Polen, Brasilien und Deutschland. Ein transareales Symposion [Humboldtian Science between Poland, Brazil and Germany. A transareal Symposium]“, Potsdam. Leave a reply
  9. 09/25/2015, Conference: “Alexander von Humboldt-Tag 2015: Wissenschaft aus der Bewegung [Alexander-von-Humboldt-Day 2015: Science on the Move]“, Berlin Leave a reply
  10. 09/06/2015, Paulo Astor Soethe received Grimm Prize Leave a reply
  11. Book: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization and Textualization] “, Verlag Walter Frey 2015 Leave a reply
  12. 07/23/2015, Interview with Gerson Neumann: Hunsbucklisch – A German dialect in Brasil (Deutschlandradio Kultur) Leave a reply
  13. 06/24/2015, Lecture: Paul Michael Lützeler – The Emperor’s Matter of Priority? German Art at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis (Des Kaisers Chefsache? Deutsche Kunst bei der Weltausstellung von 1904 in St. Louis), Potsdam Leave a reply
  14. 05/27/2015, Symposium: “2nd Alexander von Humboldt Symposium: Research and Edition (Forschen und Edieren)”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  15. 05/19/2015 Colloquium: “Humboldt-Club Berlin-Brandenburg: German-language Literature in Southern Brazil”, Berlin Leave a reply
  16. 04/16/2015, International Conference: “Políticas de la crítica 2. Ideología, historia y actores de la crítica literaria”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  17. Gerson Neumann to lead new research project on “The German Literature in 19th Century Brazil. A Literature of no fixed Abode” Leave a reply
  18. Recent PhD thesis: “Transatlantisches KörperDenken. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik [Transatlantic BodyThinking. Travelling female writers of the 19th century in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean]” (2015) Leave a reply
  19. Book: “La filología como ciencia de la vida [Philology as Life Science]“, Universidad Iberoamericana 2015 Leave a reply
  20. Alexander von Humboldt: A nomad and researcher in the focus of two projects Leave a reply
  21. 02/06/2015-02/07/2015, Symposium: “New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, Cologne Leave a reply
  22. Recent PhD theses: “Weltenvielfalt [Variety of Worlds]” (2013), “Figuren des Wissens bei Alexander von Humboldt [Figures of Knowledge in Alexander von Humboldt]” (2014) Leave a reply
  23. Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014 Leave a reply
  24. Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper to lead new research project on “Science and the Spectacle of Nature” Leave a reply
  25. Recent PhD theses: “Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik [The Idea of Man in the Caribbean]” (2013), “Die Karibik zwischen enracinement und errance [The Caribbean between enracinement and errance]” (2014) Leave a reply
  26. AvH-R: Long-term editorial research project on Humboldt’s travel manuscript to start in 2015 – job opening Leave a reply
  27. Recent Edited Books: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Future Cultural Theory]” (2014), “Unfälle der Sprache [Language disasters]” (2014) Leave a reply
  28. PROBRAL program to establish research and academic training project between Potsdam and Curitiba Leave a reply
  29. Academic honours for Ottmar Ette in Germany, USA, and Mexico Leave a reply
  30. Recent Edited Books: “Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]” (2013), “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur [Publisher, Power, World Literature]” (2014) Leave a reply
  31. 10/24/2014, Symposium: “Wenn Quellen sprechen. Für eine kritische Philologie aus Perspektive der Akademie [When Sources speak. Towards a Critical Philology]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  32. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz” [Philosophy without fixed abode], Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014 Leave a reply
  33. 06/05-06/07/2014, International Conference: “Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts [The Garden as focus of cultural discourse in the 18th century]“, Landau Leave a reply
  34. 05/27/2014, Conference: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung [Horizons of Humboldt Studies]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  35. 05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin Leave a reply
  36. 04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York Leave a reply
  37. 05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  38. 03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin Leave a reply
  39. 03/12-03/15/2014, International Conference: “Expedição Langsdorff (1824-1828) [The Langsdorff Expedition]“, Cuiabá Leave a reply
  40. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German) Leave a reply
  41. 09/08-09/12/2014: “15th ALEG International Conference”, Curitiba Leave a reply
  42. 01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln Leave a reply
  43. 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries announces Openings at the University of Potsdam, Germany Leave a reply
  44. 3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries Leave a reply
  45. 11/30-12/01/2013, Conference: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization, and Textualization]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  46. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” [Landscapes of theory], konstanz university press 2013 Leave a reply
  47. 08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel Leave a reply
  48. Book: Muranyi, Heike: “Brasilien als insularer Raum. Literarische Bewegungsfiguren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  49. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Nitschack, Horst (ed.): “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  50. 07/11-07/13/2013, International Conference: “Paisajes vitales. Conflictos, catástrofes y convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe [Vital Landscapes. Conflicts, catastrophes, and conviviality in Central America and the Caribbean]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  51. 06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin Leave a reply
  52. 06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  53. 06/11-06/12/2013, International Conference: “Politik der Kritik. Ideologie Geschichte und Akteure der Literaturkritik [Politics of critique. Ideology, History and actors of literary criticism]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  54. 06/07-06/09/2013, International Conference: “LebensLust. Vom élan vital in den Künsten und Wissenschaften [Lust for Life. On the élan vital in the arts and sciences]“, Romainmôtier Leave a reply