Book: “New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, OLMS 2017

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Ottmar Ette, Gesine Müller (eds.): New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte Vol. 17, published bei OLMS – Hildesheim, Zurich, New York), 2017 [404 p., 2 illustrations].

List price [Germany] 68,00 EUR

ISBN: 978-3-487-15504-3

"New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival", OLMS 2017.

“New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, OLMS 2017.

Content (in German):

Innerhalb der USA gilt New Orleans seit jeher als die „unamerikanischste“ Stadt, als exotisch und anders, gar als „sozio-geographischer Unfall“. Hier überkreuzen sich nicht nur die Einflüsse verschiedener Kolonialkulturen, sondern auch die Routen des atlantischen Sklavenhandels und der asiatischen Arbeitsmigration und nicht zuletzt die ideellen wie materiellen Transferbewegungen zwischen den beiden Amerikas. Der vorliegende Band macht es sich zur Aufgabe, diese vielfältigen transarealen Zirkulationsprozesse zu analysieren und das Potential New Orleans’ zur paradigmatischen Metropole des Globalen Südens auszuloten. Im Fokus stehen verschiedene Formen der kulturellen Kreolisierung, wie sie sich in der Sprache, der Literatur, der Musik, aber auch in Alltagsphänomen wie dem Karneval oder Cumputerspielen manifestieren.

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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.

Book: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung: Natur, Kultur, Schreiben [Horizons of Humboldt Studies: Nature, Culture, Writing]“, OLMS 2016

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Book: “Horizonte der Humboldt-Forschung: Natur, Kultur, Schreiben [Horizons of Humboldt Studies. Nature, Culture, Writing]“, OLMS 2016

Ottmar Ette (ed.), Julian Drews (ed.): Horizonte der Humboldt-Froschung: Natur, Kultur Schreiben, (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte Vol. 16, published by OLMS – Hildesheim, Zurich, New York), 2016 [354 p., 5 colored illustrations].

List price Euro [D] 68,00

ISBN: 978-3-487-15443-5

Content (in German):

Alexander von Humboldt gehört um 1810 zu den bekanntesten Wissenschaftlern der Welt. Sein Ruhm beruht in hohem Maß auf seiner Amerikanischen Reise (1799–1804). Seit dem Ankauf der Amerikanischen Reisetagebücher durch die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz im Jahr 2013 hat die Humboldt-Forschung auf verschiedenen Ebenen neue Impulse erhalten. Inhaltlich bieten die Tagebücher reiches Material u. a. für die Wissenschaftsgeschichte, für die Literaturwissenschaft sowie für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. Die Arbeit mit Manuskripten wirft gleichzeitig Fragen der Erfassung, der Materialität und der Edition auf. Schließlich wird durch die jüngst begonnenen Forschungs-, Sicherungs- und Editionsprojekte die Beschäftigung mit Humboldt auch institutionell intensiviert. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes spiegeln den engen Zusammenhang all dieser Perspektiven wider und nähern sich Humboldt in seinem Schreiben zwischen Natur- und Kulturwissenschaft als einem hochaktuellen Denker.

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Book: “TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization”, De Gruyter 2016

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Ottmar Ette: TransArea. A Literary History of Globalization, De Gruyter 2016.

Ottmar Ette: TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization. Translated by Mark W. Person, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 364 p.

ISBN-10: 3110477734 ISBN-13: 978-3110477733

€ [D] 39.95 / US$ 56.00

Content

The future of area studies lies in opening out into TransArea studies, which tie together area-connected competencies with transdisciplinary research practices. It is one of the loftiest and most urgent duties of philology to lift up this treasure in the awareness of the special relevance of literature, and to make it democratically available to the broadest possible sections of the population.

Ottmar Ette’s TransArea proceeds from the thesis that globalization is not a recent phenomenon, but rather, a process of long duration that may be divided into four main phases of accelerated globalization. These phases connect our present, across the world’s widely divergent modern eras, to the period of early modern history. Ette demonstrates how the literatures of the world make possible a tangible perception of that which constitutes Life, both of our planet and on our planet, which may only be understood through the application of multiple logics. There is no substitute for the knowledge of literature: it is the knowledge of life, from life. This English translation will be of great interest to English-speaking scholars in the fields of Global and Area Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, and many more.

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Book: “Writing-between-Worlds: TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode“, De Gruyter 2016 [mimesis 64]

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Ottmar Ette: Writing-between-Worlds. Transarea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode, De Gruyter 2016.

Ottmar Ette : Writing-between-Worlds. TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode. Translated by Vera M. Kutzinski, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, mimesis 64, 339 p.

Print: ISBN 978-3-11-046109-1,  € [D] 99.95 / US$ 140.00 / GBP 74.99E-Book: ISBN: 978-3-11-046287-6, € [D] 99.95 / US$ 140.00 / GBP 74.99

 

 

 

Editor’s Information:

This book proposes that there is no better, no more complex way to access a community, a society, an era and its cultures than through literature. For millennia, literature from a wide variety of geocultural areas has gathered knowledge about life, about survival, and about living together, without either falling into discursive or disciplinary specializations or functioning as a regulatory mechanism for cultural knowledge. Literature is able to offer its readers knowledge through direct participation in the form of step-by-step intellectual and affective experiences. Through this ability, it can reach and affect audiences across great spatial and temporal distances. Literature – what different times and cultures have been able to understand as such in a broad sense – has always been characterized by its transareal and transcultural origins and effects. It is the product of many logics, and it teaches us to think polylogically rather than monologically. Literature is an experiment in living, and living in a state of experimentation.

 

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01/29/2016 Symposium: “Metaphorologie der Tropen: ein transareales Symposion [Metaphorology of the tropics: A transareal Symposium]“, Potsdam.

Metaphorologie der Tropen [Metaphorology of the tropics], A transareal symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Robert Müller’s Novel “Tropen: Der Mythos der Reise (1915)”

A conference of “PROBRAL Archivpelagos Literatur: deutschbrasilianische Inselwelten der Forschung” (CAPES/DAAD/Universität Potsdam/Universidade Federal do Paraná).

Friday, 29th January 2016, 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Universität Potsdam, Campus am Neuen Palais, Haus 8, Foyer

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the novel “Tropen: Der Mythos der Reise (1915)”, the symposium is dedicated to the work of Austrian expressionist and activist Robert Müller (1887-1924), who contributed in a unique way to the literary processing of globalization by means of his studies on the Americas. Within the research project “Archi(v)Pelagos Literatur: deutschbrasilianische Inselwelten der Forschung”, bilaterally supported by the Brazilian Foundation CAPES and the German DAAD, the aim of the conference is to concretize the dialogue between Romance Philology (Romanistik) and German Philology (Germanistik) in Brazil and Germany by discussing the “Metaphorology of the tropics” as it can be received in Müller’s novel, as well as by updating and expanding this concept within the context of contemporary works and theories.

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Book: “MicroBerlín: De minificciones y microrrelatos [MicroBerlin: About Flash Fiction and Flash Narratives]“, Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert 2015

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Ottmar Ette; Dieter Ingenschay; Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle; Fernando Valls (eds.): “MicroBerlín De minificciones y microrrelatos [MicroBerlin: About Flash Fiction and Flash Narratives]“, Frankfurt a. M. /Madrid: Vervuert Bibliotheca Ibero‐Americana 161, 2015,

314 p.; 28,00 €; ISBN 9788484899297. 

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Ottmar Ette; Dieter Ingenschay; Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle; Fernando Valls (eds.): “MicroBerlín De minificciones y microrrelatos” , Bibliotheca Ibero‐Americana 161, 2015

Content (Spanish):

Este volumen se ha propuesto incluir no solamente los debates teóricos y metodológicos con respecto a la posible definición del microrrelato como  ʺcuarto géneroʺ  y los diversos análisis sobre el desarrollo y la historia del mismo, sino también relacionar la minificción literaria con otras prácticas simbólicas (como las minificciones cinematográficas, etc.), y considerar las nuevas posibilidades de difusión de la minificción en los medios masivos de comunicación y, sobre todo, en las redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter) y en el Internet en general.

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Book: “La Sociabilité européenne des frères Humboldt [The European Sociability of the Brothers Humboldt]“, Éditions rue d’Ulm 2016

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Michel Espagne (ed.): La Sociabilité européenne des frères Humboldt. Paris: Éditions rue d’Ulm, 2016 [15 x 21 cm, 208 p.], 13 €, ISBN 978-2-7288-0547-1

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Espagne, Michel: La sociabilité européenne des frères Humboldt. Éditions rue d'Ulm 2016

Espagne, Michel: La sociabilité européenne des frères Humboldt. Éditions rue d’Ulm 2016

Editor’s information (in French):

L’objet de ce livre est d’aborder les frères Humboldt comme une fratrie, de souligner leur complémentarité et de mettre en évidence leur insertion dans une sociabilité savante européenne. On attribue à Wilhelm (1767-1835) la fondation de l’université de Berlin, à Alexander (1769-1859) la promotion d’un système de recherche scientifique qui se perpétue dans les actions de la fondation qui porte son nom. Le domaine de Wilhelm est la linguistique et la philosophie du langage : ayant écrit en allemand une œuvre composée de textes brefs, il a joui d’une notoriété qui, dans un premier temps au moins, est restée cantonnée à l’Allemagne avant de féconder à travers le monde la pensée des anthropologues. Alexander, qui a largement fait usage de la langue française, et dont le long séjour à Paris est lié à la rédaction de son grand œuvre, s’inscrit d’emblée dans une histoire internationale des savoirs. Ils sont au centre de toute l’histoire des sciences humaines en Europe.

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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

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"Lebenslang Lebenslust: Der Lebensbegriff in den Künsten, Literaturen und Wissenschaften [ The Concept of Life in Arts, Literatures and Sciences]", Walter Frey 2015

“Lebenslang Lebenslust: Der Lebensbegriff in den Künsten, Literaturen und Wissenschaften [ The Concept of Life in Arts, Literatures and Sciences]“, Walter Frey 2015

Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, Veronika Sellier (eds.): Lebenslang Lebenslust. Der Lebensbegriff in den Künsten, Literaturen und Wissenschaften. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte) 2015 [269 p.], 29,80 €, ISBN 978-3-938944-98-1

subscription price for orders until 12/20/2015: 25 €, (December 2015)

 

Content (in German):

Die Begriffe Lebenslust und Lebenslang sind aufs Engste miteinander verbunden und ineinander verschränkt. Während Hugo Friedrich die Deutung von Dichtung als eine „genießende Wissenschaft“ bezeichnete, schlug Roland Barthes in Le Plaisir du texte eine Ästhetik der Lust vor, bei der sich im bewegenden Spiel von plaisir und jouissance eine alles umfassende Textualität und erotische Triebkräfte des Lesens im Leben entfalteten.

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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.

The symposium is dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt, as well as to the contexts and conditions of Humboldtian science between Poland, Brazil and Germany. Humboldt’s writings are both, objects of cultural studies and model for transdisciplinary and transareally oriented sciences. Constellations of researchers who try to face this challenge do not only depend on the intercultural competence of individual scholars, but also on the intensive collaboration between different institutions exceeding bilateral exchanges. Persons, archives and universities, as places of research and teaching, have to be conceived by understanding their own specific relations of continuity and dynamics. Starting from Alexander von Humboldt’s oeuvre, productivity and opportunities of a trilateral cooperation will be discussed by means of the perspectives of Europe and Latin America. Therefore, the transareal symposium understands itself as a prelude for an intensified circulation of knowledge between Poland, Brazil and Germany in the future.

 

Program (in German):

09:00–09:30 BEGRÜßUNG Ottmar Ette und Julian Drews

09:30–10:00 Zdzisław Pietrzyk (Biblioteka Jagiellońska): „Zur Geschichte der sogenannten Berlinka-Sammlung im Archiv der Biblioteka Jagiellońska“

10:00–10:30 Piotr Tylus (Uniwersytet Jagilelloński): „Les manuscrits littéraires en français ancien (XIIIe-XVe siècles) en provenance de Berlin, à la Bibliothèque Jagellonne de Cracovie“

10:30–11:00 Dominik Erdmann (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin): „‚Ich quäle immer und Danke auch‘ – Alexander von Humboldts Briefe an Eduard Buschmann im Kontext des ‚Nachlass Alexander von Humboldt‘ der Biblioteka Jagiellońska“

11:00–11:30 Kaffeepause

11:30–12:00 Żaneta Kubic (Biblioteka Jagiellońska): „Scientific interests of count Sebastian Sierakowski (1743-1824) with references to Humboldtian science“

12:00–12:30 Aniela Mikołajczyk (Universität Potsdam): „Alexander von Humboldts Manuskript ‚Sur l‘île de Cube. Antilles en général‘ in der Biblioteka Jagiellońska als Vorstufe Humboldt’scher Publikationen“

12:30–14:00 Mittagessen

14:00–14:30 Paulo Astor Soethe (Universidade Federal do Paraná): „Humboldts Ansichten der Sklaverei: Sklavenfiguren als Denkbilder literarischen Wissens“

14:30–15:00 Cettina Rapisarda (Universität Potsdam): „Vulkane – Kontinuität und Wandel eines Themas bei Alexander von Humboldt. Nachlassdokumente aus der Biblioteka Jagiellońska“

15:00–15:30 Izabella Drozdowska-Broering (Universidade Federal do Paraná): „Alexander von Humboldt und die polnische Wissenschafts- und Kulturwelt“

15:30–16:00 Kaffeepause

16:00–16:30 Carsten Eckert (Naturkundemuseum Berlin): „Die Entdeckung von Diamanten im Ural – Kausale Vorhersage vs. selbsterfüllende Prophezeiung in Humboldts geologischem Weltbild“

16:30–17:00 Izabella Drozdowska-Broering und Paulo Astor Soethe (Universidade Federal do Paraná in Curitiba): „Humboldt in Potsdam, Krakau, Curitiba: Perspektiven eines Austauschprogrammes

Papers will be presented in German, French or English language.

Location:

Universität Potsdam – Am Neuen Palais
Haus 8 – Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

A Transarea Symposium in the context of the research project ART (“Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries”), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, based at the University of Potsdam and the Berlin State Library.

Concept and Organization: Julian Drews, Ottmar Ette, Aniela Mikołajczyk.

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09/25/2015, Conference: “Alexander von Humboldt-Tag 2015: Wissenschaft aus der Bewegung [Alexander-von-Humboldt-Day 2015: Science on the Move]“, Berlin

Program (in German):

Plate XLII, Vue du Cayambe, in: Humboldt, Alexander von ([1810-]1813): Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique. Paris: Schoell.

Plate XLII, Vue du Cayambe, in: Humboldt, Alexander von ([1810-]1813): Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l’Amérique. Paris: Schoell.

14.00: Uhr: Einführung
Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam, Akademiemitglied)

14.30 Uhr: “Zur Digitalisierung der Alexander von Humboldt-Forschung”, Tobias Kraft (BBAW), Alexander Czmiel (BBAW)

15.00 Uhr: “Alexander von Humboldt und Franz Julius Ferdinand Meyen: Zwischen Poesie und totem Zoo”, Petra Werner (BBAW)

15.30 Uhr: “Das große A und andere Fundstücke: Zur  (Un-)Ordnung in Humboldts Tagebüchern”, Ulrike Leitner (BBAW)

16.00 Uhr: Pause

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09/06/2015, Paulo Astor Soethe received Grimm Prize

Literary scholar and expert on the work of the Mann brothers Thomas and Heinrich to receive award.

 

The Brazilian Humboldtian Paulo Astor Soethe has been chosen by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to receive this year’s Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize. The award comes with EUR 10,000 and a one-month research stay in Germany for the literary scholar.

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Book: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization and Textualization] “, Verlag Walter Frey 2015

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Book: "Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visibility, Visualization and Textualization]", Walter Frey 2015

Book: “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung [Visualization, Visibilization and Textualization]“, Walter Frey 2015

Ette, Ottmar; Müller, Gesine (eds.): Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung. Schrift-Bilder und Bild-Schriften im Frankreich des 19. Jahrhunderts. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 13) 2015 [394 p., 90 c. i.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 32              ISBN 978-3-938944-93-6 
Content (in German)
Literatur und Malerei sind im Frankreich des 19. Jahrhunderts aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft. Sie bringen ein geradezu unerschöpfliches Arsenal an malenden Dichtern beziehungsweise dichtenden Malern hervor. Wie lässt sich dieser reiche Bestand fruchtbar machen für die jüngsten theoretischen Studien der vielzitierten „Wende zum Bild“? Und umgekehrt: Welche neuen Lesarten gewinnen diese sowohl literarischen als auch künstlerischen Primärmaterialien im Fokus der aktuellen theoretischen Arbeiten?

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07/23/2015, Interview with Gerson Neumann: Hunsbucklisch – A German dialect in Brasil (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

The complete interview in German language is available as text pdf and audio recording at deuschlandradiokultur.de.

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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

Paul Michael Lützeler

Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities
at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Des Kaisers Chefsache? Deutsche Kunst bei der Weltausstellung von 1904 in St. Louis.

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 2:00 PM.

Location: Universität Potsdam, Campus am Neuen Palais, Haus 9, Raum 102.

The Lecture will be presented in German language.

Content of the paper:

The World Expo 1904 was organized to commemorate the purchase of the Louisiana territory by Jefferson in 1803. Kaiser Wilhelm was keen to maintain good relations with the US, and vice versa, the United States were interested in the presence of a Central European Great Power. The emperor perceived himself as a patron of the arts and wanted to make sure that German painting would be well represented. The artists wanted to be represented by a many-sided “Art Parliament”. When Kaiser Wilhelm, who despised newer styles like Impressionism and Art Nouveau, found out about it, he dictated the terms: only the academic art with their images of a glorified Prussian or German history, with its landscapes or religious motives, should be sent to St. Louis. These resctrictions provoked some uproar in Germany and led to new secessions. The Imperial Commissioner at the World Exhibition, Theodor Lewald, had to place some favored images at the Palace of Art  (today St. Louis Art Museum), which were officially selected by Anton von Werner (court painter to the Emperor). However, Lewald succeeded to accommodate examples of modern trends in architecture, decoration and plastic in the exhibition building “Varied Industries”. The paper will show many of the exhibited paintings and works of art in order to emphasize the importance of the relationship between politics and art.

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05/27/2015, Symposium: “2nd Alexander von Humboldt Symposium: Research and Edition (Forschen und Edieren)”, Potsdam

A Symposium in the context of ART (“Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries”), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

The Humboldt Symposium wants to connect projects and researchers focussing on Alexander von Humboldt. In this context, members of the joint research project ART (“Alexander von Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries”), based at the University of Potsdam and the Berlin State Library, as well as members of the long-term project “Travelling Humboldt – Science on the Move”, situated at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will present and discuss their respective work. The debate will include issues concerning edition, as well as literary, cultural and historical research. The importance of Alexander von Humboldt and his writings for the 21st century and the scientific examination of his estate are further topics of the meeting.

Concept and Organization: Ottmar Ette and Julian Drews.

Program (in German)

Presentations in German and French.

2nd AvH-Symposion: Research and Edition

2nd AvH-Symposion: Research and Edition

09:00-09:15Uhr Begrüßung und Einführung Ottmar Ette und Julian Drews.

09:15-09:45 Uhr Matthias Thiele (Dortmund): “‘Im Angesicht der Dinge’: Ambulatorische Aufzeichnungspraktiken und Schreibtechniken des Notierens bei Alexander von Humboldt und Adelbert von Chamisso”.

09:45-10:15 Uhr Julian Drews (Potsdam): “Colomb: (auto)biographisches Schreiben zu Alexander von Humboldt”.

10:15-10:45 Uhr Julia Voss (Frankfurt am Main): “Alexander von Humboldt als Zeichner”.

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05/19/2015 Colloquium: “Humboldt-Club Berlin-Brandenburg: German-language Literature in Southern Brazil”, Berlin

On the occasion of the colloquium “German-language Literature in Southern Brazil” Gerson Roberto Neumann (currently Alexander von Humboldt-Fellow at the University of Potsdam), Ottmar Ette (Chair for Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam), and Paulo Astor Soethe (Chair for German and German literature at the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba)  will discuss status and tendencies of literature written in German language in the context of Southern Brazil. One central argument will be the historical situation of German immigrants in search of a new life in a new ambience.

In addition, the speakers will present current projects and activities concerning various works, authors and intellectual discourses in the context of transatlantic processes of intellectual and literary interchange. They will also focus on the inventories of archives, situated in Brazil and written in German language, that still can be considered as insufficiently investigated by scholarly debate and research.

Location:
Embassy of Brazil, Wallstraße 57, 10179 Berlin
19 May 2015 / 6 pm
Admission free
Language: German
Registration is requested (cultural.berlim@itamaraty.gov.br or Tel. 030-72628 131)


Organization: Humboldt-Club Berlin-Brandenburg

04/16/2015, International Conference: “Políticas de la crítica 2. Ideología, historia y actores de la crítica literaria”, Potsdam

Organization and concept: Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) and Sergio Ugalde (UNAM/Universität Potsdam).

Supported by Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and POINTS - Potsdam International Network for TransArea Studies.

Location: Universität Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10,  Haus 11, Raum 1.26 (Fakultätsclub)

All contributions will be presented in Spanish.

Program:

9:00

BIENVENIDA: Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) y Sergio Ugalde (UNAM-Humboldt Stiftung)

9:30-10:30

KEYNOTE: Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam)

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Gerson Neumann to lead new research project on “The German Literature in 19th Century Brazil. A Literature of no fixed Abode”

New research project: “The German Literature in 19th Century Brazil. A Literature of no fixed Abode.”

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gerson Roberto Neumann (Prof. of German Literature and Comparative Literature, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS – Brazil). The project is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Gerson Roberto Neumann (Prof. of German Literature and Comparative Literatur, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS - Brazil).

Gerson Roberto Neumann (Prof. of German Literature and Comparative Literatur, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS – Brazil).

This project aims at discussing a literature which cannot be incorporated in any history of literature and deals with a literary production in German but written in Brazil. The theme of this literature is the relationship of German immigrants in Brazil and the quest for a new life in this context. This production is neither mentioned in Brazilian literature nor in German literature. It is, due to that reason, a literature without a place, in between two different contexts. Based on both Brazilian and German theories regarding this theme, and also on long discussions at congresses and other events, this issue will be discussed in depth here, aiming at bringing this literary production to a place where it can be seen and heard.

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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)

Transatlantisches KörperDenken. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik

Book details 

Abel, Johanna: Transatlantisches KörperDenken. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 12) 2015  [334 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 28
ISBN 978-3-938944-89-9
Content (in German)

Abel, Johanna: Transatlantisches KörperDenken.  Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik. Verlag Walter Frey 2015.

Abel, Johanna: Transatlantisches KörperDenken.
Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik. Verlag Walter Frey 2015.

In Reiseliteraturen zur Karibik ist ein dynamisches Körperwissen gespeichert. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts denken in ihren Texten über Körperlichkeit nach. Dabei entstehen narrative Echos von ‚denkenden Körpern‘. Aus diesen literarischen Spuren erschließt Transatlantisches KörperDenken erstmals die Verflechtungsebenen einer transkulturellen Körpergeschichte zwischen Europa und der karibischen Inselwelt. Der Band ermöglicht neue Einsichten in Reisezeugnisse von bisher weitgehend unbeachteten Verfasserinnen. Die Relationen zwischen Text und Körper, Ethnographie und Literatur sowie Hegemonialität und Kulturkritik auslotend, leistet er einen relevanten Beitrag zu aktuellen literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Debatten.

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Book: “La filología como ciencia de la vida [Philology as Life Science]“, Universidad Iberoamericana 2015

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Book: "La filología como ciencia de la vida [Philology as Life Science]", Universidad Iberoamericana 2015.

Book: “La filología como ciencia de la vida [Philology as Life Science]“, Universidad Iberoamericana 2015.

Ette, Ottmar / Ugalde Quintana, Sergio (ed.):   La filología como ciencia de la vida. Ciudad de México: Universidad Iberoamericana 2015    [155 p.].

Softcover | List price Euro 15 [D] 
ISBN: 978-607-417-298-0 
Content (in Spanish):
Esta obra es un debate y una invitación. Las colaboraciones que lo conforman aspiran a pensar, dentro de la nueva configuración de los saberes, los fundamentos actuales de los estudios literarios y humanísticos.
Se reúnen aquí la versión en español del incitante y provocador manifiesto de Ottmar Ette “La filología como ciencia de la vida”, y los textos que esa propuesta ha generado en México.

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Alexander von Humboldt: A nomad and researcher in the focus of two projects

“Travelling Humboldt – Science on the Move” (AvH–R), based at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities; “Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries” (ART), based at the University of Potsdam and at the German State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation [Deutsche Version]

Studies on Alexander von Humboldt face new challenges and chances: Two projects are dedicated to the digitization, edition and research of those documents and texts that Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) wrote during his travels with the object of further investigation and documentation of his scientific understanding that is still unknown in many aspects.

Julius Schrader (1859): Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1769-–1859), Oil on canvas, 158.8 x 138.1 cm, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Julius Schrader (1859): Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1769-–1859), Oil on canvas, 158.8 x 138.1 cm, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Both projects pursue a transdisciplinary approach to one of the most prominent scientists, writers and philosophers of the nineteenth century. Their goal is to further unravel Humboldt’s understanding of nature and humankind as deeply intertwined with his experiences as a lifelong traveller.

While there still is much to learn about Alexander von Humboldt, there are also some aspects to disband: the separation of “Humboldt the scholar” versus “Humboldt the scientist” isn’t able to meet an approach that shows the inseparable linkage between nature and culture in Humboldt’s works; the historical fixation of Humboldt as last reminiscence of pre-modern science and his monumentalization as the “last polymath” can’t comply with his ways of practicing and linking the ever-expanding branches of modern sciences.

Based on the travel diaries, which in case of the Academy project include the diaries of Humboldt’s trip to the Americas (1799-1804) as well as those of his Russian Expedition (1829), both projects aim to show how movement and travel are clearly interdependent within Humboldt’s theory of knowledge and how his writing could show the possible path to a still up-to-date understanding and conceptualization of a dynamic idea of science.

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02/06/2015-02/07/2015, Symposium: “New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, Cologne

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A Transarea Symposium, organized by Gesine Müller (University of Cologne), Ottmar Ette (University of Potsdam), and the Global South Studies Center Cologne (Center of Excellence), in cooporation with the Departments of Romance Studies of the Universites of Cologne and Potsam, Hoch­schu­le für Musik und Tanz Köln – In­sti­tut für Welt­mu­sik und trans­kul­tu­rel­le Mu­sik­for­schung, DFG − Emmy Noe­ther Nach­wuchs­grup­pe “Trans­ko­lo­nia­le Ka­ri­bik”, CA IV: Cul­tu­res and So­cie­ties in Tran­si­ti­on, POINTS Pots­dam In­ter­na­tio­nal Net­work of Transarea Stu­dies.

02/06/2015-02/07/2015: New Orleans and the Global South Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival

02/06/2015-02/07/2015: New Orleans and the Global South Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival

Program

Friday, February 6, 2015
Place: University of Cologne, Seminargebäude, Room 004

08:45-09:00
Welcome
Michael Bollig (Global South Studies Center Cologne)

Introduction
Gesine Müller (Cologne) and Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

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