01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln

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01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: "América Latina y la Literatura Mundial" [Latin America and World Literature], Köln

01/30-01/31/2014, International Conference: “América Latina y la Literatura Mundial” [Latin America and World Literature], Köln

The 2-day international conference focuses on “mercado editorial, redes globales y la invención de un continente” [economics of publishing, global networks and the invention of a continent] and is part of the Research Project “Constructions of World Literature and the Politics of Publishing”.

The conference is hosted by the Romance Department at the Universität zu Köln and the Department of Hispanic Philology at the Universitat de Barcelona. It is organized by Gesine Müller (Universität zu Köln) and Dunia Gras (Universitat de Barcelona) with support of the Global South Study Center Cologne (GSSC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Program (Spanish/German)

Jueves, 30 de enero

Lugar: Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstraße 37, 50931 Köln – Seminargebäude, Raum 106

08:45–09:05 Gesine Müller (Köln) y Dunia Gras (Barcelona): Palabras de Bienvenida e Introducción

09:05–09:15 Barbara Potthast (Global South Studies Center Cologne): Palabras de Bienvenida

09:15–10:00 Keynote Julio Ortega (Brown, Providence): La lectura transatlántica: Paradigma dialógico de la historia cultural latinoamericana Continue reading

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

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

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

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The workshop is part of a joint research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany, and the Universidad de Costa Rica, Cost Rica, with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Introduction

This event is both a self-standing, international conference, and, at the same time, the second of two joint meetings by scholars from Germany, Costa Rica, and Honduras in order to further develop the combined research efforts. The first meeting took place in San José, Costa Rica, in late 2012.

The discussed project “Convivencia en la diferencia” seeks to analyze and better understand the intricate notion of conviviality in difference, most likely one of the most urgent issues of contemporary societies in Central America and the Caribbean in the 21st century. This is especially true as these (like all) societies are facing the challenges of a new phase of accelerated globalization, in which matters of peaceful conviviality in difference have come to a crucial point.

The conference aims at further developing an international research project that explores the cultural dimensions implied in the notion of conviviality. This will be done on three levels: theoretical framing, (trans)disciplinary methodology, and, finally, spatiotemporal specification of the phenomena to be studied.

Program

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

14:00-14:15 Ottmar Ette: Begrüßung

14:15-15:00 Werner Mackenbach (Universidad de Costa Rica): ¿Memoriales del futuro? El papel de las narrativas de la memoria en Centroamérica y el Caribe para una convivencia después de los conflictos armados Continue reading

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

Conference Poster (PDF)

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International Conference organized by Sergio Ugalde Quintana (UNAM, Universität Potsdam) and Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam), supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Time and Place

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

Universität Potsdam
Campus am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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

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

Program (in Spanisch/German)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9:30 Begrüßung – Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam) und Sergio Ugalde (UNAM/Universität Potsdam)

9:45-11:15 Keynote – Luiz Costa Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro): “Starting from scratch or Commençons à zero” Continue reading

Promising workshop in San José sets roadmap for joint research in 2013

The workshop was organized by the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica

The workshop was organized by the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica

Researchers from different universities of Costa Rica, Honduras, and Germany met during a two-day workshop (11/30-12/01/2012) in San José, Costa Rica, to outline the roadmap for a joint international research project to be financed by the DFG (German Research Foundation). The workshop was both of strategical and academic nature, with several presentations of individual and group research activities by different participants.

With several internal deadlines to further specify the character of the research project “Convivencia en la diferencia”, the workshop participants agreed on the terms for the second meeting, this time in Potsdam, Germany, to be held from July 4, to July 6, 2013.

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Conference Ticker “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”

1st day, 02/17/2012
(Ticker by Tobias Kraft)

1:30 p.m. - Ottmar Ette, Horst Nitschack, Pablo Hernández, and Werner Mackenbach inaugurate the international TransArea Conference “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas.”

 Nos reunimos aquí en esta conferencia, que forma parte de una serie de conferencias transareales, para seguir repensando lo que se conoce como “area studies” desde una perspectiva diferente. (Ottmar Ette)

 Mas allá de lo económico, lo que hace falta en las relaciones transpacíficos – es decir, las relaciones en las AsiAméricas – es profundizar y comprender con mayor calidad las relaciones culturales. (Horst Nitschack)

Reanudamos con esta conferencia una cooperación entre Berlin y Brandenburgo (en el contexto de ForLaBB) y lo ampliamos por las cooperaciones existentes entre Potsdam y Costa Rica (UCR) y Chile (U de Chile). (Werner Mackenbach)

2:00-2:45 p.m. – Opening the conference’s first panel Relaciones y miradas transpacíficas, Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José) discusses “Las relaciones transpacíficas en las Américas. Un panorama en la larga duración”. Specifying the inmense distances of the Pacific as maritime space and region of negotiated borders, Pérez Brignoli shows different images of the most important Pacific islands. Discussing historical cartography by Waldseemüller and Guamán Poma de Ayala in comparison to Chinese maps, Brignoli points out the very diverse strategies of declaring/depicting center/periphery. With the aid of several geopolitical maps, Brignoli examines the Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, and English maritime expansions in the Pacific from the 15th to the 19th century. In the 20th century eventually, the United States of America become the principal constituent of political, economic and military power in the (Trans-)Pacific, consolidating its 19th century expansion and annexation strategies (Alaska, Carribean protectorate, the Philippines, Hawaii, Panama Canal). In the 21st century, “el nuevo dato es la expansión china en el Pacífico y las Américas”, as Brignoli states. The Chinese export has given a new prominence to the Panama Canal as point of distribution towards Mercosur, the US Westcoast and Canada.

2:45-3:30 p.m. – In their joint lecture, Marianne Braig and Barbara Göbel (Berlin) discuss “Relaciones socio-económicas transpacíficas: ¿Nuevos espacios de desigualdades interdependientes?”. Their lecture has two objectives: 1) to analyze the Latin American-Chinese economic relations as an example of transregional interdependences, and 2) to exemplify its ecological costs.

Image of the City of Yiwu (simplified Chinese: 义乌; traditional Chinese: 義烏; pinyin: Yìwū) is a city of about 1.2 million people in central Zhejiang Province near the central eastern coast of the People's Republic of China.

Image of the City of Yiwu (simplified Chinese: 义乌; traditional Chinese: 義烏; pinyin: Yìwū) is a city of about 1.2 million people in central Zhejiang Province near the central eastern coast of the People's Republic of China.

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02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: “TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas”, Potsdam

TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas. A TransArea Symposium.

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: "TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas", Potsdam

02/17-02/18/2012, Symposium: "TransPacífico. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAméricas", Potsdam

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach (both University of Potsdam), together with Horst Nitschack (Universidad de Chile) and Alexander Jiménez Matarrita (Universidad de Costa Rica) at the University of Potsdam.

Program

February 17, 2012

Haus 12 (Obere Mensa), Am Neuen Palais

13:30-14:00 Bienvenida: Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, Horst Nitschack, Pablo Hernández

Relaciones y miradas transpacíficas

14:00-14:45 Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José): Las relaciones transpacíficas en las Américas. Un panorama en la larga duración Continue reading

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): "Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book Details

Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed.): Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe. Un simposio transareal. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 1) 2011 [371 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 29.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-54-7

Content (in Spanish)

El presente libro reúne trabajos y estudios sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe, dos regiones que se demarcan de forma paradigmática como el área circuncaribe desde su condición de red fragmentada de mundos insulares y de conjuntos de islas, así como desde su condición de unidades multilingües y transculturales ubicadas entre la insularidad y tierra firme.

Los trabajos aquí reunidos se dedican y apuntan a visualizar y comprender Centroamérica y el Caribe como Trans(it)Areas, partiendo de un concepto dinámico y vectorial de espacio que transciende las coordenadas geográficas estáticas. Dichos trabajos se concentran en la exploración e investigación de formas culturales y literarias de representación de procesos intra-, inter- y transregionales de convivencia y comunidad en tiempos de modernizaciones interdependientes. Continue reading

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

Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts.

Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.

09/09-09/11/2011, Summer School: "Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.", Potsdam

09/09-09/11/2011, Summer School: "Formen, Probleme und Perspektiven des Zusammenlebens in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Formas, problemas y perspectivas de la convivencia en el Gran Caribe y América Central a inicios del siglo XXI.", Potsdam

International Conference organized by Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach at the Universität Potsdam, sponsored by the University’s Presidential Committee.

Program

September 09, 2011

17.00–17.15 hrs. Bienvenida – Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, Werner Mackenbach

17.15–18.15 hrs. Impulso - Ana Pizarro (Santiago de Chile): Flujos en la construcción del discurso

18.15–20.45 hrs. Lectura - Julio Escoto, Dante Liano, Alan Mills (moderación: Werner Mackenbach)

21.15 hrs Cena

September 10, 2011

09.30–10.30 hrs. Impulso - Héctor Pérez Brignoli (San José, Costa Rica): Las lógicas mestizas en América Central

10.30–11.15 hrs. Anne Kraume (Potsdam): Península, península. Convivencia en Yucatán durante la guerra de castas Continue reading

06/11/2010: PoTZ Lecture and Discussion with Horacio Castellanos Moya

PoTZ - Potsdamer Themengruppe Zentralamerika (Potsdam Research Group Central America)

PoTZ - Potsdam Research Group Central America

June 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Institut für Romanistik, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais

PoTZ Lecture: “Afectos y afecciones: una literatura de los encuentros”

Lectura y conversatorio con el autor Horacio Castellanos Moya, Alexandra Ortiz Wallner y Werner Mackenbach

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: “TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Berlin/Potsdam

TransitAreas - Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: "TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Berlin/Potsdam

01/27-01/29/2010, Symposium: "TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Berlin/Potsdam

International Symposium and theory workshop concerning models of conviviality (Zusammenleben) in Central America and the Caribbean at the Ibero-American Institute (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, Berlin) and the University of Potsdam.

Program

January 27, 2010: Ibero-American Institute

13:00 Introduction: Alexandra Ortiz Wallner und Gesine Müller

TransitAreas en la historia

13:15 Gesine Müller (Universität Potsdam): El concepto del Gran Caribe como desafío desde la Independencia: representaciones en literaturas francófonas e hispanófonas

13:45 Héctor Pérez Brignoli (Universidad de Costa Rica): Hacia una cartografía vectorial de Centroamérica y el Caribe

14:15 Jorge Duany (Universidad de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico): Las diásporas caribeñas desde una perspectiva transnacional comparada Continue reading

12/21/2006, Symposium: “Caribbean(s) on the Move – Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe – Les Antilles en mouvement.”, Potsdam

Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement – A TransArea Symposium

12/21/2006, Symposium: "Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement.", Potsdam

12/21/2006, Symposium: "Caribbean(s) on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe - Les Antilles en mouvement.", Potsdam

International Conference on Caribbean Literature at the University of Potsdam

Program

9.15 Kick-off

Ottmar Ette (Universität Potsdam): »Begrüßung und Eröffnung der Tagung«

A. James Arnold (University of Virginia, USA): »La Caraïbe dans tous ses états: Taking the Lid off the Literary Caribbean«

Janett Reinstädler (HU Berlin): »La répétition interrompue: Representando la decentralización del Caribe en el tiempo de la Revolución Francesa«

10.45-11.00 Coffee break

Nick Nesbitt (USA): »Ideas on the Move. The Haitian Revolution and the Atlantic World« Continue reading