Book: “Writing-between-Worlds: TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode“, De Gruyter 2016 [mimesis 64]

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Ottmar Ette: Writing-between-Worlds. Transarea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode, De Gruyter 2016.

Ottmar Ette : Writing-between-Worlds. TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode. Translated by Vera M. Kutzinski, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, mimesis 64, 339 p.

Print: ISBN 978-3-11-046109-1,  € [D] 99.95 / US$ 140.00 / GBP 74.99E-Book: ISBN: 978-3-11-046287-6, € [D] 99.95 / US$ 140.00 / GBP 74.99

 

 

 

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This book proposes that there is no better, no more complex way to access a community, a society, an era and its cultures than through literature. For millennia, literature from a wide variety of geocultural areas has gathered knowledge about life, about survival, and about living together, without either falling into discursive or disciplinary specializations or functioning as a regulatory mechanism for cultural knowledge. Literature is able to offer its readers knowledge through direct participation in the form of step-by-step intellectual and affective experiences. Through this ability, it can reach and affect audiences across great spatial and temporal distances. Literature – what different times and cultures have been able to understand as such in a broad sense – has always been characterized by its transareal and transcultural origins and effects. It is the product of many logics, and it teaches us to think polylogically rather than monologically. Literature is an experiment in living, and living in a state of experimentation.

 

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Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz” [Philosophy without fixed abode], Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014

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Ottmar Ette: Anton Wilhelm Amo - Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz. Eine Philosophie der Aufklärung zwischen Europa und Afrika. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014.

Ottmar Ette: Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz. Eine Philosophie der Aufklärung zwischen Europa und Afrika. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014.

Ottmar Ette: Anton Wilhelm Amo – Philosophieren ohne festen Wohnsitz. Eine Philosophie der Aufklärung zwischen Europa und Afrika. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos 2014.

172 pages
12 x 19 cm, paperback, August 2014
ISBN: 978-3-86599-263-5
14,90 Euro

12 x 19 cm, hardback, August 2014
ISBN: 978-3-86599-264-2
19,90 Euro

About the book (in German)

Anton Wilhelm Amo gehört zu den faszinierendsten Gestalten der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Um 1700 an der damaligen afrikanischen »Goldküste« geboren, als Sklave von Holländern an den Wolfenbütteler Hof verschenkt, mutierte er vom »Hofmohren« und exotischen Ausstellungsstück zu einem brillanten Denker der Aufklärung. Continue reading

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