Book: Ette, Ottmar / Pannewick, Friederike (ed.): “ArabAmericas. Literary Entanglements of the American Hemisphere and the Arab World”, Vervuert Verlag – Iberoamericana 2006

Book Details

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Pannewick, Friederike (ed.):  ArabAmericas. Literary Entanglements of the American Hemisphere and the Arab World.", Vervuert Verlag - Iberoamericana 2006

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Pannewick, Friederike (ed.): "ArabAmericas. Literary Entanglements of the American Hemisphere and the Arab World", Vervuert Verlag - Iberoamericana 2006

Ette, Ottmar / Pannewick, Friederike (ed.): ArabAmericas. Literary Entanglements of the American Hemisphere and the Arab World. Frankfurt am Main – Madrid: Vervuert Verlag – Iberoamericana (Reihe Bibliotheca Ibero-Americana, Bd. 110) 2006 [288 p.]

Content

Looking beyond the categories of fixed identities and transcending the concept of nations as patches-together collectives, this volume focuses on North and South American literatures that have no fixed abode and will seek alternatives amidst transregionally constitutes cultures. The authors are interested in transitions,overlaps and movement-elements of cultural mobility that are highly relevant for the emerging literatures of the world. Continue reading

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: “ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch”, Berlin

ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: "ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch", Berlin

06/16-06/17/2005, Workshop: "ArabAmericas. TransAtlantisch", Berlin

A transdisciplinary workshop, hosted by the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin), with the participation of Luis Fayad (Colombia), Nathalie Handal (USA), Alberto Ruy-Sanchez (Mexico), Lisa Suhair Majaj (USA), Susana Romano-Sued (Argentina), and Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

Research Goals

The workshop intends to develop new models of transcultural dynamics, beyond essential identity concepts, in the transatlantic network of relations. Research’s long established, overriding perspective is still focused on present, isolatable political, historical, or literary phenomena, and considers anything outside these fixed categories as an exception to the rule. What has long been considered an “exception” should, in context with globalized and partly asymmetrically running processes of communication, be placed at the core of study and thus be seen as a “rule.” Continue reading

12/03-12/04/2004, Conference: “ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe”, Berlin

ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe.

03/12-04/12/2004, Conference: "ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe", Berlin

03/12-04/12/2004, Conference: "ArabAmericas. Literatures without a fixed abobe", Berlin

International Conference, Reading and Roundtable organized by Ottmar Ette, Friederike Pannewick, Andreas Pflitsch, and Felicitas Hentschke at the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin Dahlem.

Research Statement

We will make “Arab-American” literatures the subject of study in all their diversity. Since these literatures have been undergoing significant changes, the work methods, readings and interpretative approaches developed over the years cannot be taken as fixed constants and applied without further questioning. Categories such as “national-” or “world literature” are only effective to a limited degree and in specific contexts. Our goal is to search for adequate intellectual categories, the “in between” and the crossovers of national and world literature. The workshop “ArabAmericas” will seek alternatives amidst transregionally constituted cultures. Continue reading