Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Berlin, translingual poetics and literatures without a fixed abode (German)

Wegbeschreibungen [Narratives of movement]. Ein Interview mit Emine Sevgi Özdamar on Vimeo.

Interview with the author of “Das Leben ist eine Karawanserei” [Life is a Carawanserai] and “Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn” [The Bridge of the Golden Horn] Emine Sevgi Özdamar. The interview was conducted in German and filmed in the winter of 2012 at the foyer of the famous Berlin theatre Volksbühne. In conversation with Jan Homberg, Emine Sevgi Özdamar tells the story of her first years in Berlin and reflects upon the poetics of her writings and the criss-crossing of languages that is so typical for her literary work. Continue reading

06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin

The launch of the book LebensMIttel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen will take place at the Berlin residence of the Zürich based diaphanes independent publisher. All three editors will be present at the event in Berlin Kreuzberg: Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, and Veronika Sellier.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: diaphanes Berlin, Dresdener Straße 118, 10999 Berlin

06/19/2013, Book launch: "LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)", Berlin

06/19/2013, Book launch: “LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen (diaphanes)”, Berlin

Book details

Ottmar Ette, Yvette Sánchez, Veronika Sellier (Hg.): LebensMittel. Essen und Trinken in den Künsten und Kulturen. Zürich: diaphanes 2013.

256 Seiten, Broschur, zahlr. Abb.
ISBN 978-3-03734-381-4
20,00  Euro / CHF 25,00 Continue reading

07/16/2006, Conference: “Zirkulation des Wissens – Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas”, Potsdam

This workshop-conference was presented by the inter-institutional project “Circulation of Knowledge. Transregional Studies” by the Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin in cooperation with the Research Network ForLaBB (Forschungsverbund Lateinamerika Berlin-Brandenburg).

Zirkulation des Wissens - Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas. Ein interdisziplinärer Workshop der TransArea Studies an der Universität Potsdam

Conference: "Zirkulation des Wissens. Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas", Potsdam

Conference: "Zirkulation des Wissens. Erinnerung(skulturen) und die Konfiguration Lateinamerikas", Potsdam

Program (in German)

9.00 Uhr

Marianne Braig (Lateinamerika-Institut FU Berlin): »Thematische Einführung«

Stefan Rinke (Lateinamerika-Institut FU Berlin): »Nationale Erinnerungen in Lateinamerika: Transformationen, Rekodifikationen und aktueller Gebrauch«

Timo Obergöker (Universität Potsdam): »Wege des Virus. Syphilis als transnationales Phänomen.« 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