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.]
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 →
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.
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 →