About TransArea Studies

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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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Recent PhD theses: “Weltenvielfalt [Variety of Worlds]” (2013), “Figuren des Wissens bei Alexander von Humboldt [Figures of Knowledge in Alexander von Humboldt]” (2014)

Valdivia Orozco, Pablo: Weltenvielfalt. Eine romantheoretische Studie im Ausgang von Gabriel García Márquez, Sandra Cisneros und Roberto Bolaño. Walter de Gruyter  2013

Valdivia Orozco, Pablo: Weltenvielfalt. Eine romantheoretische Studie im Ausgang von Gabriel García Márquez, Sandra Cisneros und Roberto Bolaño. Walter de Gruyter 2013

Weltenvielfalt [Variety of Worlds]
Eine romantheoretische Studie im Ausgang von Gabriel García Márquez, Sandra Cisneros und Roberto Bolaño

Book details

Valdivia Orozco, Pablo: Weltenvielfalt. Eine romantheoretische Studie im Ausgang von Gabriel García Márquez, Sandra Cisneros und Roberto Bolaño. Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter (Reihe mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt 56) 2013 [559 p.]

Hardcover | List price Euro [D] 129.95
ISBN 978-3-11-030824-2

Content

This study, focusing on Latin American literature, discusses the motif of a variety of worlds as a key concept of the modern novel in terms of genre, culture, and fiction theory: the world of the modern novel is always already in contact with another one. This concept, developed against the backdrop of (literary) history, goes hand in hand with the theoretical assumption that modern novel forms have brought about a turn in genre theory. Differently from genuine poetics, genre theory is always also concerned with and contingent on a certain history/back story. Continue reading

  1. Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014 Leave a reply
  2. Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper to lead new research project on “Science and the Spectacle of Nature” Leave a reply
  3. 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
  4. AvH-R: Long-term editorial research project on Humboldt’s travel manuscript to start in 2015 – job opening Leave a reply
  5. Recent Edited Books: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Future Cultural Theory]” (2014), “Unfälle der Sprache [Language disasters]” (2014) Leave a reply
  6. PROBRAL program to establish research and academic training project between Potsdam and Curitiba Leave a reply
  7. Academic honours for Ottmar Ette in Germany, USA, and Mexico Leave a reply
  8. Recent Edited Books: “Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]” (2013), “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur [Publisher, Power, World Literature]” (2014) Leave a reply
  9. 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
  10. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz” [Philosophy without fixed abode], Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014 Leave a reply
  11. 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
  12. 05/27/2014, Conference: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung [Horizons of Humboldt Studies]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  13. 05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin Leave a reply
  14. 04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York Leave a reply
  15. 05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  16. 03/04/2014: Opening Ceremony celebrating the purchase of Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries, Berlin Leave a reply
  17. 03/12-03/15/2014, International Conference: “Expedição Langsdorff (1824-1828) [The Langsdorff Expedition]“, Cuiabá Leave a reply
  18. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German) Leave a reply
  19. 09/08-09/12/2014: “15th ALEG International Conference”, Curitiba Leave a reply
  20. 01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln Leave a reply
  21. 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries announces Openings at the University of Potsdam, Germany Leave a reply
  22. 3-year Research Project at Universität Potsdam to follow the purchase of Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries Leave a reply
  23. 11/30-12/01/2013, Conference: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization, and Textualization]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  24. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” [Landscapes of theory], konstanz university press 2013 Leave a reply
  25. 08/29/2013, Double feature book launch: “LebensMittel” (diaphanes) & “Roland Barthes. Landschaften der Theorie” (konstanz university press), Basel Leave a reply
  26. Book: Muranyi, Heike: “Brasilien als insularer Raum. Literarische Bewegungsfiguren im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  27. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Nitschack, Horst (ed.): “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  28. 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
  29. 06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin Leave a reply
  30. 06/20-06/22/2013, International Conference: “Nach der Hybridität. Zukünfte der Kulturtheorie [After Hybridity. Futures of Cultural Theory]“, Potsdam Leave a reply
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 05/30-31/05/2013, Conference: “Nuevos tiempos, nuevas profesiones [New times, new professions]“, Madrid Leave a reply
  34. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013 Leave a reply
  35. 05/28/2013, Workshop: “Alexander von Humboldt in English”, Potsdam Leave a reply
  36. Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012 Leave a reply
  37. 03/05-03/07/2013, Conference/PhD Workshop: “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” [Publisher Power World Literature], Marbach Leave a reply
  38. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Gesine Müller on TransArea Studies and the Transcolonial Caribbean (German) Leave a reply
  39. 01/31-02/02/2013, International Symposium: “Estudios transandinos – Transandean studies”, Bochum Leave a reply
  40. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (English subtitles) Leave a reply
  41. Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (German) Leave a reply
  42. Promising workshop in San José sets roadmap for joint research in 2013 Leave a reply
  43. Ottmar Ette appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies Leave a reply
  44. 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
  45. Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): “Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium”, Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2012 Leave a reply
  46. Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012. Leave a reply
  47. Olivier Remaud receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to strengthen ties with the University of Potsdam Leave a reply
  48. 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
  49. Book: Buschmann, Albrecht: “Max Aub und die spanische Literatur zwischen Avantgarde und Exil”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  50. Book: Müller, Gesine: “Transkoloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  51. Event Ticker: the authors of the book series “mimesis” (De Gruyter) present their recent publications in Berlin Leave a reply
  52. 06/19/2012: members of POINTS present recent books of the “mimesis” series (De Gruyter) Leave a reply
  53. Book: Ette, Ottmar: “TransArea. Eine literarische Globalisierungsgeschichte”, De Gruyter 2012 Leave a reply
  54. Pedro Barceló receives the „Catedra de Excelencia“ Award Leave a reply