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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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

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

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

Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts
Le jardin au centre des discours culturels au XVIIIe siècle

Conference Program (PDF)

The international conference is presented and supported by the Universität Koblenz-Landau and the Interdisziplinäres Promotionszentrum (IPZ).

Program (in German/French)

Donnerstag, 5. Juni

Jugendstil-Festhalle Landau, Musikzimmer
Landau in der Pfalz

15.00 Eröffnung / Introduction Peter Wagner (U Koblenz‐Landau)

Zur Theorie des Gartens / La théorie du jardin

Sektionsleiter / président: Frédéric Ogée

15.30 Ottmar Ette (U Potsdam): Parkomanie: Landschaftsgärten als Landschaften der Theorie

16.30 Kaffeepause

17.00 Franck Hofmann (FU Berlin; z.Z. am Institute for Advanced Study: Centre International d’Art et du Paysage): Theorie der Landschaftsgärten: auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Vision

Freitag, 6. Juni

Sektionsleiterin / présidente: Kirsten Dickhaut

8.30 Lauren Cannady (Paris, Centre allemand de l’histoire de l’art): The Garden Landscape and the French Interior

9.30 Margaret Willes (London): Working‐class Gardeners in Georgian Britain Continue reading

  1. 05/27/2014, Conference: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung [Horizons of Humboldt Studies]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  2. 05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin Leave a reply
  3. 04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York Leave a reply
  4. 05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  5. 03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin Leave a reply
  6. 03/12-03/15/2014, International Conference: “Expedição Langsdorff (1824-1828) [The Langsdorff Expedition]“, Cuiabá Leave a reply
  7. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German) Leave a reply
  8. 09/08-09/12/2014: “15th ALEG International Conference”, Curitiba Leave a reply
  9. 01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln Leave a reply
  10. 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries announces Openings at the University of Potsdam, Germany Leave a reply
  11. 3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries Leave a reply
  12. 11/30-12/01/2013, Conference: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization, and Textualization]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  13. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” [Landscapes of theory], konstanz university press 2013 Leave a reply
  14. 08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel Leave a reply
  15. Book: Muranyi, Heike: “Brasilien als insularer Raum. Literarische Bewegungsfiguren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  16. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Nitschack, Horst (ed.): “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  17. 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
  18. 06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin Leave a reply
  19. 06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones [New times, new professions]“, Madrid Leave a reply
  23. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  24. 05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  25. Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012 Leave a reply
  26. 03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach Leave a reply
  27. Book: Sanders, Hans: “Lebenswelten Imaginationsräume der europäischen Literatur”, De Gruyter 2013 Leave a reply
  28. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Gesine Müller on TransArea Studies and the Transcolonial Caribbean (German) Leave a reply
  29. 01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum Leave a reply
  30. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (English subtitles) Leave a reply
  31. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (German) Leave a reply
  32. Promising workshop in San José sets roadmap for joint research in 2013 Leave a reply
  33. Ottmar Ette appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies Leave a reply
  34. 11/30-12/01/2012, International Workshop: “Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica”, San José, Costa Rica Leave a reply
  35. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): “Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium”, Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2012 Leave a reply
  36. Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012. Leave a reply
  37. Olivier Remaud receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to strengthen ties with the University of Potsdam Leave a reply
  38. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): “El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012 Leave a reply
  39. Book: Buschmann, Albrecht: “Max Aub und die spanische Literatur zwischen Avantgarde und Exil”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  40. Book: Müller, Gesine: “Transkoloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  41. Event Ticker: the authors of the book series “mimesis” (De Gruyter) present their recent publications in Berlin Leave a reply
  42. 06/19/2012: members of POINTS present recent books of the “mimesis” series (De Gruyter) Leave a reply
  43. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “TransArea. Eine literarische Globalisierungsgeschichte”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  44. Pedro Barceló receives the „Catedra de Excelencia“ Award Leave a reply
  45. New book on “TransArea. A literary history of globalization” by Ottmar Ette, to be published in May 2012 Leave a reply
  46. Recent POINTS activities in Madrid, Bern and Milan Leave a reply
  47. Conference Ticker “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas” Leave a reply
  48. 02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  49. 02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam [early announcement] Leave a reply
  50. Conference Ticker “El Caribe como paradigma” Leave a reply
  51. New book on the “Transcolonial Caribbean” by Gesine Müller, to be published in 2012 Leave a reply
  52. 12/09-12/10/2011, Symposium: “El Caribe como paradigma: Convivencias / Coincidencias. Les Caraïbes comme paradigme: Convivialités et Coïncidences. A TransArea Symposium.”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  53. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011 Leave a reply
  54. Book: Birkenmaier, Anke: “Versionen Montezumas Lateinamerika in der historischen Imagination des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mit dem vollständigen Manuskript von Oswald Spenglers ‘Montezuma. Ein Trauerspiel’ (1897)”, deGruyter 2011. Leave a reply