Recent Edited Books: “Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]” (2013), “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur [Publisher, Power, World Literature]” (2014)

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Naranjo Orovio, Consuelo / Montero, Ignacio (ed.): "Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]", Verlag Walter Frey 2013

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Naranjo Orovio, Consuelo / Montero, Ignacio (ed.): “Imaginarios del miedo [Imaginaries of Fear]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2013

Imaginarios del miedo
Estudios desde la historia

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Ette, Ottmar / Naranjo Orovio, Consuelo / Montero, Ignacio (ed.): Imaginarios del miedo. Estudios desde la historia. Berlin: Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 7), 2013. [342 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 28.00
ISBN 978-3-938944-74-5

Content (in Spanish)

A lo largo de la historia, el miedo y el temor han sido agentes activos que han generado cambios, animado resistencias, auspiciado movimientos contrarrevolucionarios, forjado imágenes, estereotipos y recelos frente al “otro”, además de originar violencia y represión.

Aliados del miedo han sido y son la guerra, la agresión, la crisis económica, los intereses de diferentes grupos que a lo largo de la historia han utilizado e instrumentalizado el miedo por mantener su poder, o la inseguridad ante una catástrofe de cualquier índole. Continue reading

06/05-06/07/2014, International Conference: “Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts [The Garden as focus of cultural discourse in the 18th century]“, Landau

06/05-06/07/2014, International Conference: "Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts [The Garden as focus of cultural discourse in the 18th century]", Landau

06/05-06/07/2014, International Conference: “Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts [The Garden as focus of cultural discourse in the 18th century]“, Landau

Der Garten im Fokus kultureller Diskurse des 18. Jahrhunderts
Le jardin au centre des discours culturels au XVIIIe siècle

Conference Program (PDF)

The international conference is presented and supported by the Universität Koblenz-Landau and the Interdisziplinäres Promotionszentrum (IPZ).

Program (in German/French)

Donnerstag, 5. Juni

Jugendstil-Festhalle Landau, Musikzimmer
Landau in der Pfalz

15.00 Eröffnung / Introduction Peter Wagner (U Koblenz‐Landau)

Zur Theorie des Gartens / La théorie du jardin

Sektionsleiter / président: Frédéric Ogée

15.30 Ottmar Ette (U Potsdam): Parkomanie: Landschaftsgärten als Landschaften der Theorie

16.30 Kaffeepause

17.00 Franck Hofmann (FU Berlin; z.Z. am Institute for Advanced Study: Centre International d’Art et du Paysage): Theorie der Landschaftsgärten: auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Vision

Freitag, 6. Juni

Sektionsleiterin / présidente: Kirsten Dickhaut

8.30 Lauren Cannady (Paris, Centre allemand de l’histoire de l’art): The Garden Landscape and the French Interior

9.30 Margaret Willes (London): Working‐class Gardeners in Georgian Britain Continue reading

04/30/2014, symposium & live webcast: “Alexander von Humboldt and the Order of Nature”, New York

Symposium on Aspects of Culture and Landscape in the Americas

Americas Society, Council of the Americas

April 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Eduard Ender (Austrian, 1822-1883). Alexander von Humboldt and Bonpland in the Jungle Hut, ca. 1850. Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Eduard Ender (Austrian, 1822-1883). Alexander von Humboldt and Bonpland in the Jungle Hut, ca. 1850. Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Welcome Remarks

  • Harper Montgomery, Distinguished Lecturer and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor in Latin American Art, Hunter College: morning
  • Gabriela Rangel, Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator, Americas Society: afternoon

11:00am to 1:00pm – PANEL 1: Humboldt and Social Order in the Americas

  • Introduction: Wenzel Bilger, Regional Program Director, Goethe-Institute, New York.
  • Respondent: Mary Louise Pratt, Silver Professor and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University.

Scholars:

  • Ottmar Ette, Chair of Romance Literature, University of Potsdam
    Alexander von Humboldt as a World Citizen. Nomadic Knowledge and the Global Landscapes of Theory
  • Michael Zeuske, Professor of Caribbean and Latin American History, Universität zu Köln
    Humboldt and Slavery
  • Laura Dassow Walls, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
    The Manifold Nature of Humboldt’s Pocket Cosmos
  • Mark Dion, Contemporary Artist
    An Artist Responds to the Collecting Tradition of Naturalists in the Neotropics

1:00 pm to 2:30pm – BREAK

2:30pm to 5:30pm – PANEL 2: Humboldt’s Influence on the Art of the Americas

  • Video: The Wake, by Dana Levy
  • Introduction: Georgia de Havenon, Exhibition Guest Curator
  • Respondent: Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art of the Unites States, Latin America and Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Continue reading

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012

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Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas“, Chicago University Press 2012

Humboldt, Alexander von: Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. A Critical Edition. Edited with an Introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette. Translated by J. Ryan Poynter. With Annotations by Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo and Tobias Kraft. Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press 2012 [618 + xxxvii p.]

Content

In 2012, the Chicago University Press published the second volume of the HiE – Alexander von Humboldt in English series. The new critical edition is available online and in the bookstores since January 2013.

This new edition is a key contribution not only to Mesoamerican and Cultural Studies or to the history of science, but also to indigenous and postcolonial studies: Continue reading

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Book details

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): "Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas", Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Book: Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): “Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012.

Kutzinski, Vera M. / Ette, Ottmar / Walls, Laura Dassow (ed.): Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 3) 2012 [295 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 19.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-63-9

Content

If Alexander von Humboldt’s writings opened up exciting cultural spaces in his time, they can certainly do so again in our own day. As the twenty-first century addresses the problems of intercultural violence, environmental devastation, social justice, and global climate change, the tools and perspectives Humboldt developed and popularized may offer useful resources to meet challenges that he himself already foresaw. Continue reading