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.
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.
Registration is requested (firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 030-72628 131)
Organization: Humboldt-Club Berlin-Brandenburg
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.
BIENVENIDA: Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) y Sergio Ugalde (UNAM-Humboldt Stiftung)
KEYNOTE: Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam)
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.
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.
More about Gerson Roberto Neumann.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for joint research on cosmopolitanism
Nominated on behalf of Ottmar Ette (Professor of Comparative and Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam), the French philosopher Olivier Remaud (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris) receives the prestigious research award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Award carries a value of 45.000 Euro and is meant to further develop the academic ties between the EHESS and the University of Potsdam.
The French laureate is internationally renowned for his research on social philosophy and political science, focusing especially on cosmopolitanism and cultural theory. To initiate the academic exchange, Remaud will come to Potsdam as a visiting professor starting in April 2013. The same year, a conference will be organized on the main topic of the cooperation: “cosmopolitanism”. Continue reading
C ultura H istoria I tinerarios L iteratura E ducación
The International Symposium “Trans*Chile” was held in the context of celebrating the research partnership between the Humanities of Universität Potsdam (Germany) and Universidad de Chile (Chile).
Trans*Chile was sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaft, the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung, and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
9.00 Uhr Comienzo
Bernhard R. Kroener, Decano de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras: »Palabras de bienvenida«
Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam): »Trans*Chile: Presentación« Continue reading
Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere
Working Conference at the Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Center for the Americas + Alexander von Humboldt Foundation + Gerda Henkel Foundation + Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Atlanta Office + Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt + Department of History at Vanderbilt + Department of English at Vanderbilt
Vera Kutzinski, Vanderbilt University
Ottmar Ette, University of Potsdam
Laura Dassow Walls, University of South Carolina
THURSDAY 15 of January 2000
7 p.m. Opening Reception at Buttrick Hall Atrium
8 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Vera M. Kutzinski English and Comparative Literature, Vanderbilt, USA
Lutz Goergens Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Atlanta Office