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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05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin

05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: "Travesías [Crossroads]", Potsdam/Berlin

05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin

Nomadismos y perspectivas transareales  en la poesía contemporánea
[Nomadisms and transareal perspectives in contemporary poetry]

Jornadas internacionales de crítica y poesía

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference programm (PDF)

The international conference is presented by the Universität Potsdam and the German Research Foundation (DFG) in cooperation with the Brandenburgisches Literaturbüro and the Instituto Cervantes Berlin. The conference is supported by the Ministerio Español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Programa HISPANEX).

Program (Spanish)

Jueves, 29 de mayo

Villa Quandt
Große Weinmeisterstr. 46/47
14469 Potsdam

09:00–09:15 Palabras de Bienvenida Ottmar Ette y Julio Prieto

La Poesía en la era de la información

9:15–9:45 Edgardo Dobry (Universidad de Barcelona): “¿En qué se reconoce lo contemporáneo en la poesía?”

9:45–10:15 Eduardo Espina (Texas A&M University): “Una ojeada al relámpago: el poema y la ciberlectura en tiempos de desatención (Nuevos usos tecnológicos y el nomadismo de la interpretación)”

10:15–10:45 Antonio Méndez Rubio (Universidad de Valencia): “No hay afuera: poética, política y psicología de masas”

10:45–11:15 Café

poéticas transnacionales

11:15–11:45 William Rowe (University of London): “Poéticas de la mercancía: George Oppen, Gonzalo Millán, Raúl Zurita”

11:45–12:15 Gustavo Guerrero (Université de Cergy Pontoise, París): “Poesía, imaginarios y globalización: una aproximación a la poesía latinoamericana publicada a partir de los 90” Continue reading

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