Book: “New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, OLMS 2017

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Ottmar Ette, Gesine Müller (eds.): New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte Vol. 17, published bei OLMS – Hildesheim, Zurich, New York), 2017 [404 p., 2 illustrations].

List price [Germany] 68,00 EUR

ISBN: 978-3-487-15504-3

"New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival", OLMS 2017.

“New Orleans and the Global South: Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival”, OLMS 2017.

Content (in German):

Innerhalb der USA gilt New Orleans seit jeher als die „unamerikanischste“ Stadt, als exotisch und anders, gar als „sozio-geographischer Unfall“. Hier überkreuzen sich nicht nur die Einflüsse verschiedener Kolonialkulturen, sondern auch die Routen des atlantischen Sklavenhandels und der asiatischen Arbeitsmigration und nicht zuletzt die ideellen wie materiellen Transferbewegungen zwischen den beiden Amerikas. Der vorliegende Band macht es sich zur Aufgabe, diese vielfältigen transarealen Zirkulationsprozesse zu analysieren und das Potential New Orleans’ zur paradigmatischen Metropole des Globalen Südens auszuloten. Im Fokus stehen verschiedene Formen der kulturellen Kreolisierung, wie sie sich in der Sprache, der Literatur, der Musik, aber auch in Alltagsphänomen wie dem Karneval oder Cumputerspielen manifestieren.

Information on Editor’s homepage.

Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014

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Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014

Book: “Paisajes vitales [Vital Landscapes]“, Verlag Walter Frey 2014

Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): Paisajes vitales. Conflictos, catástrofes y convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe. Un simposio transareal. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 10) 2014. [217 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 19.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-85-1

Content (in Spanish)

Una mirada a la producción literaria de América Central y del Caribe desde los comienzos de la más temprana independencia hasta la época más reciente nos ofrece una oportunidad especial para sondear y ensayar un espacio de pruebas de formas de puesta en escena literarias de la convivencia. Continue reading

Recent PhD theses: “Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik [The Idea of Man in the Caribbean]” (2013), “Die Karibik zwischen enracinement und errance [The Caribbean between enracinement and errance]” (2014)

Meyer-Krentler, Leonie: Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik. Mensch und Tier in französisch- und spanischsprachigen Erzähltexten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Verlag Walter Frey 2013

Meyer-Krentler, Leonie: Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik. Mensch und Tier in französisch- und spanischsprachigen Erzähltexten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Verlag Walter Frey 2013

Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik

Mensch und Tier in französisch- und spanischsprachigen Erzähltexten des 19. Jahrhunderts

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Meyer-Krentler, Leonie: Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik. Mensch und Tier in französisch- und spanischsprachigen Erzähltexten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 6) 2013 [283 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 24.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-72-1

Content (in German)

Die Frage „Wer ist der Mensch?“ ist in der kolonialen Karibik vom Verhältnis des Menschen zum vermeintlich Animalischen bestimmt. Die Idee des Menschen in der Karibik erzählt von der Transformation, aber auch vom Scheitern jahrhundertelang tradierter, europäischer Wahrnehmungskategorien: Symbolische Vorstellungen von Mensch und Tier kollidieren mit der praktischen Realität sich verschärfender ethnisch-sozialer Konflikte seit der Haitianischen Revolution. Continue reading

05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam

Formas y normas de convivencia en las literaturas y culturas del Caribe

Conference Poster (PDF)

Conference programm (PDF)

05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: "Paisajes sumergidos - Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]", Potsdam

05/09-05/10/2014, International Conference: “Paisajes sumergidos – Paisajes invisibles [Submerged Landscapes - Invisible Landscapes]“, Potsdam

The workshop is part of a research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) – Project “Konvivenz in Differenz in der Größeren Karibik und Zentralamerika” – and is presented in cooperation with the Universität zu Köln.

Program (Spanish)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Haus 8, Foyerräume (0.60/0.61)

09:00–09:15 PALABRAS DE BIENVENIDA Ottmar Ette y Gesine Müller

09:15–10:00 CONFERENCIA DE INAUGURACIÓN Luisa Campuzano (La Habana): De „Golfo de México“ a „West Indies, Ltd.“, para otra invención del Caribe

Paisajes sumergidos entre el Caribe y EEUU

10:00–10:45 Yvette Sánchez (St. Gallen): Inmersión en la diáspora: emergentes escritores dominicanos en EE.UU.

10:45–11:15 Café

11:15–12:00 Jorge Duany (Miami): Paisajes transnacionales: Los espacios diaspóricos del Caribe hispánico en Estados Unidos Continue reading

Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Gesine Müller on TransArea Studies and the Transcolonial Caribbean (German)

Aufbrüche aus dem Zentrum oder Literatur(en) jenseits des Tellerrandes. Gesine Müller über TransArea Studies on Vimeo.

Interview with Gesine Müller, Head of the DFG-Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Transcolonial Caribbean” at the Universität Potsdam, Germany. The interview was conducted in German and filmed in 2012 at the “Tempelhofer Freiheit” on the ground of the former Tempelhof Airport, Berlin. In conversation with Benjamin Loy, Gesine Müller explains and reflects upon the theoretical approach of TransArea Studies and her research focus “Transcolonial Caribbean”. On this subject, Müller has published in 2012 her monograph Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen [The Colonial Caribbean. Literary and Cultural Transfer in Hispanic and Francophone Literature] (De Gruyter).

The video interview was drafted, prepared, and produced by Benjamin Loy, Sarah Wiesenthal, and Catharina Wirsching. It is the result of the project seminar “Broadcasting Science: Video-Interviews zu Schlüsselkonzepten der TransArea Studies” (instructor: Tobias Kraft) and is part of the Master Degree studies program for Romance Studies at the Universität Potsdam.

Technical assistance and consulting: Audiovisuelles Zentrum (AVZ), Universität Potsdam

Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (English subtitles)

TransArea: Ottmar Ette on Caribbean Literatures, Fractal Gardens and Tropical Microcosms on Vimeo.

Transcript

Ottmar Ette (OE): My name is Ottmar Ette, I was born in the Black Forest region of Germany and was raised bilingually. I live in Potsdam, though not here in the Botanical Garden. I have been working here in Potsdam for many years, studying the works of Alexander von Humboldt for over three decades. Humboldt was very familiar with gardens like this one. So this is a very special place for me. I would describe myself as a scholar in Comparative and Romance literature, and I have always understood Romance Studies to be a global science. It has fascinated me since my days as a student and still does today.
I wrote my PhD thesis on a Cuban poet and my „Habilitation“ on a French theoretician. I am passionate about what I do, and I try to share that passion with others.

Nina Hübner (NH): Thank you so much for this nice introduction, Mr. Ette. As you just mentioned, we are sitting here in the Botanical Garden of the University of Potsdam. We chose this place because you have been working for many years now on the tropics and the Caribbean. You recently published a book concerned with TransArea Studies.
In a nutshell: What exactly does TransArea mean? Continue reading

Published @ Vimeo: Interview with Ottmar Ette on TransArea Studies (German)

TransArea: Ottmar Ette über karibische Literaturen, fraktale Gärten und tropische Mikrokosmen on Vimeo.

Interview with Ottmar Ette, Professor of Romance and Comparative Literature at the Universität Potsdam, Germany. The interview was conducted in German and filmed in 2012 at the Botanical Garden, Potsdam. In it, Ottmar Ette explains and reflects upon his concept of TransArea Studies. On this subject, Ette published in 2012 his monograph TransArea. Eine literarische Globalisierungsgeschichte (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter).

The video interview was drafted, prepared, and produced by Jan Schmieder, Maria-Anna Schiffers, Nina Hübner, and Sebastián Roldán. It is the result of the project seminar “Broadcasting Science: Video-Interviews zu Schlüsselkonzepten der TransArea Studies” (instructor: Tobias Kraft) and is part of the Master Degree studies program for Romance Studies at the Universität Potsdam.

Technical assistance and consulting: Audiovisuelles Zentrum (AVZ), Universität Potsdam

11/30-12/01/2012, International Workshop: “Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica”, San José, Costa Rica

11/30-12/01/2012, International Workshop: "Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica", San José, Costa Rica

11/30-12/01/2012, International Workshop: "Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica", San José, Costa Rica

The workshop is part of a joint research project by the Universität Potsdam, Germany, and the Universidad de Costa Rica, Cost Rica, with financial support from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Introduction

This workshop is the first of two joint meetings by scholars from Costa Rica and Germany in order to further develop the combined research efforts. The project “Convivencia en la diferencia” seeks to analyze and better understand the intricate notion of conviviality in difference, most likely one of the most urgent issues of contemporary societies in Central America and the Caribbean in the 21st century. This is especially true as these (like all) societies are facing the challenges of a new phase of accelerated globalization, in which matters of peaceful conviviality in difference have come to a crucial point.

The workshop aims at jointly developing an international research project that explores the cultural dimensions implied in the notion of conviviality. This will be done on three levels: theoretical framing, (trans)disciplinary methodology, and, finally, spatiotemporal specification of the phenomena to be studied.

Participants

Alice Pérez, Cecilia Díaz Oreiro, Juan José Marín, Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, Ronny Viales, David Díaz, Gesine Müller, Tobias Kraft, and others.

Participating institutions

  • Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de América Central (CIHAC), Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Institut für Romanistik, Universität Potsdam

together with the following departments and research groups of the Universidad de Costa Rica

  • Posgrado Centroamericano de Historia
  • Doctorado en Estudios de la Sociedad y la Cultura
  • Centro de Investigación en Comunicación (CICOM)
  • Centro de Investigación en Identidad y Cultura Latinoamericanas (CIICLA)

Introduction (in Spanish, longer Version)

El taller procurará analizar la problemática de la convivencia en la diferencia, temática que es probablemente uno de los desafíos más profundos que se presenta a las sociedades Centroamericanas y del Caribe del siglo XXI. Si bien, puede argumentarse que la convivencia es un eterno problema de la condición humana, omnipresente a lo largo de la historia e igualmente sin soluciones definitivas; no obstante, sigue siendo vigente, más aún hoy cuando se vive una nueva fase de globalización acelerada, donde este tema no se puede dejar de plantear ya que de sus posibilidades de solución dependerá, en gran parte, la supervivencia de la especie humana. Continue reading

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): “El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012

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Book: Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): "El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal", Verlag Walter Frey 2012

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): “El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal”, Verlag Walter Frey 2012

Ette, Ottmar / Kraume, Anne / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine (ed): El caribe como paradigma. Convivencias y coincidencias históricas, culturales y estéticas. Un simposio transareal. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 2) 2012 [427 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 32.00
ISBN: 978-3-938944-60-8

Content (in Spanish)

A lo largo de las últimas décadas, la región del Gran Caribe ha ido cobrando de forma continuada un gran auge como uno de los lugares privilegiados para la producción de teorías como la négritude, la créolité o la relationalité; y es en ese orden cronológico que se intenta centrar la mirada, concretamente, en la convivencia en las islas de ese archipiélago y de su diáspora, o de desarrollar a partir de ahí categorías universales como las que han propuesto varios intelectuales. Continue reading

Book: Müller, Gesine: “Transkoloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen”, De Gruyter 2012

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Müller, Gesine: Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen. Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter (Reihe mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt 53) 2012

Müller, Gesine: Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen. Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter (Reihe mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt 53) 2012

Müller, Gesine: Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen [The Colonial Caribbean. Literary and Cultural Transfer in Hispanic and Francophone Literature] Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter (Reihe mimesis – Romanische Literaturen der Welt 53) 2012 [288 p.]

Hardcover | List price Euro [D] 89.95
RRP for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 126.00
ISBN: 978-3-11-028159-0

Content

Were phenomena and processes set in motion during the 19th century in the Caribbean of which we are only now becoming fully aware? This examination of the kaleidoscopic world of the Caribbean through the literary and cultural transfer that took place during that epoch offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of “white” abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored importance of the Haitian revolution come together to form an amalgam that forces us to question our current notion of a purely Western modernity. Continue reading

Event Ticker: the authors of the book series “mimesis” (De Gruyter) present their recent publications in Berlin

06/19/2012
(Ticker by Tobias Kraft)

The evening's panel (from left to right): Albrecht Buschmann, Gesine Müller, Anne Kraume, Ottmar Ette, Frank Hahn, Anke Birkenmaier, Jenny Haase

The evening's panel (from left to right): Albrecht Buschmann, Gesine Müller, Anne Kraume, Ottmar Ette, Frank Hahn, Anke Birkenmaier, Jenny Haase

6:30 p.m. – Frank Hahn, director of the Berlin based cultural association Spree-Athen e.V., inaugurates the evening with reflections on the mimesis book series and its underlying concept.

6:45 p.m. – In his opening comments, the series’ editor Ottmar Ette (Potsdam) reviews the the past decades as a time of memoir discourse, which has been dominating both the artistic production and the theoretical thinking in the humanities.

Today, as Ette argues, literary and cultural studies have gone through a paradigm shift from memoir to knowledge. What is it that literature knows, about man, about cultures, about models and practices of life and conviviality (Zusammenleben)? What is it, ultimately, that literature knows about our lives?

As Ette points out, the subtitle of the series „Romanische Literaturen der Welt“ aims at pluralizing the literary canon in the tradition of Erich Auerbach’s concept of world literature. While Auerbach’s famous study Mimesis focused on models of representing »reality«, the life-centered focus of this series aims at analyzing representations of „lived realities“. These „lived realities“ are examined as models of conviviality in different periods of accelerated globalization. Hence, literatures studied in the mimesis book series are characterized by their prospect as global discourse and their capacity to highlight cultural „polylogics“ (Ette), both in its temporal and spatial unfolding.

7:15 p.m. – Gesine Müller (Potsdam) presents her book on Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen [The Colonial Caribbean. Literary and Cultural Transfer in Hispanic and Francophone Literature] (2012). In her opening remarks, Müller highlights the productivity of 19th century Caribbean literature and their vivid conscience of processes of globalization. Juxtaposed with 20th century discourses on cultural theory and „multiple modernities“, the Caribbean presents itself as a complex (trans)area, continuously negotiating (post)colonial structures and conflicts. The focus of this book is set on the dynamics of cultural transfer in the „long“ 19th century, starting with the French Revolution 1789 and ending 1888 with the abolition of slavery in the colonized West. Continue reading

New book on the “Transcolonial Caribbean” by Gesine Müller, to be published in 2012

Gesine Müller, Head of the DFG Junior Research Group "Transcolonial Caribbean"

Gesine Müller, Head of the DFG Junior Research Group “Transcolonial Caribbean”

The head of the Potsdam based DFG Junior Research Group “Transcolonial Caribbean”, Gesine Müller, will publish her new book Die koloniale Karibik. Transferprozesse in hispanophonen und frankophonen Literaturen in August 2012 in the De Gruyter book series “mimesis / Romanische Literaturen der Welt” (Vol. 53).

Hardcover | List price Euro [D] 89.95. RRP for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 135.00. *
ISBN 978-3-11-028116-3

See for details the pages of De Gruyter.

See for more details on Gesine Müller and her research the pages of the DFG Junior Research Group “Transcolonial Caribbean”.

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): "Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe", Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed): “Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe”, Verlag Walter Frey 2011

Book Details

Ette, Ottmar / Mackenbach, Werner / Müller, Gesine / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (ed.): Trans(it)Areas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe. Un simposio transareal. Berlin: edition tranvía – Verlag Walter Frey (POINTE – Potsdamer inter- und transkulturelle Texte, Vol. 1) 2011 [371 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 29.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-54-7

Content (in Spanish)

El presente libro reúne trabajos y estudios sobre Centroamérica y el Caribe, dos regiones que se demarcan de forma paradigmática como el área circuncaribe desde su condición de red fragmentada de mundos insulares y de conjuntos de islas, así como desde su condición de unidades multilingües y transculturales ubicadas entre la insularidad y tierra firme.

Los trabajos aquí reunidos se dedican y apuntan a visualizar y comprender Centroamérica y el Caribe como Trans(it)Areas, partiendo de un concepto dinámico y vectorial de espacio que transciende las coordenadas geográficas estáticas. Dichos trabajos se concentran en la exploración e investigación de formas culturales y literarias de representación de procesos intra-, inter- y transregionales de convivencia y comunidad en tiempos de modernizaciones interdependientes. Continue reading

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

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Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

Editions: Alexander von Humboldt: “Political Essay on the Island of Cuba“, Chicago University Press 2011

Humboldt, Alexander von: Political Essay on the Island of Cuba. A Critical Edition. Edited with an Introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette. Translated by J. Bradford Anderson, Vera M. Kutzinski, and Anja Becker. With Annotations by Tobias Kraft, Anja Becker, and Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo. Chicago – London: The University of Chicago Press 2011 [519 p.]

Content

The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early nineteenth-century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his visit to Cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba is a physical and cultural study of the island nation. In it, Humboldt denounces colonial slavery on both moral and economic grounds and stresses the vital importance of improving intercultural relations throughout the Americas. Continue reading

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): “Caleidoscopios coloniales. Transferencias culturales en el Caribe del siglo XIX”, Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2010

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): "Caleidoscopios coloniales. Transferencias culturales en el Caribe del siglo XIX", Iberoamericana - Vervuert 2010

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): "Caleidoscopios coloniales. Transferencias culturales en el Caribe del siglo XIX", Iberoamericana - Vervuert 2010

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Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (Hg.): Caleidoscopios coloniales. Transferencias culturales en el Caribe del siglo XIX. Kaléidoscopes coloniaux. Transferts culturels dans les Caraïbes au XIXe siècle. Madrid – Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2010 [481 p.]

Content (in Spanish)

Análisis de la región centrado en el intercambio cultural y político, y en las relaciones transareales tanto intracaribeñas como entre Europa, África, las Américas y Asia, un caleidoscopio global. (En español y francés.)

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Iberoamericana Vervuert Verlag

Table of Contents (PDF, Spanish)

06/17/2010: PoTZ Lecture with Julie Marchio

PoTZ - Potsdamer Themengruppe Zentralamerika (Potsdam Research Group Central America)

PoTZ - Potsdam Research Group Central America

June 17, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Institut für Romanistik, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais

PoTZ Lecture: “Literatura de las fronteras y fronteras de la literatura: representación de los conflictos lingüísticos de la costa caribeña en la literatura costarricense”

Julie Marchio (Université Aix-Marseille I)

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik - eine Inselwelt im Fokus kultureller Transferprozesse im 19. Jahrhundert

International Conference at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin in collaboration with the Universität Potsdam and the DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German  Research Foundation)

Programm

Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2009

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

07/09-07/11/2009, Conference: “koloniales Kaleidoskop Karibik”, Berlin

18:00 Uhr: Eröffnung und Begrüßung: Susanne Stemmler (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Einführung: Gesine Müller, Moderation: Ottmar Ette

Lesung und Gespräch mit Louis-Philippe Dalembert (Lesung aus dem Roman L’autre Face de la Mer/Jenseits der See (2008) sowie aus Dalemberts neuem Roman Le roman de Cuba (2009).)

Lesung der deutschen Übersetzungen: Nina Kronjäger

Freitag, 10. Juli 2009

Kuba im Kaleidoskop Karibik

9:00 Opening Lecture Roberto González Echevarría (Yale University): Fiestas y el origen de la nación cubana: Francisco de Anselmo Suárez y Romero Continue reading

Book: Ette, Ottmar (ed.): “Caribbeans on the Move – Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe. A TransArea Symposium”, Peter Lang 2008

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Book: Ette, Ottmar (ed.): "Carribeans on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe. A TransArea Symposium", Peter Lang 2008

Book: Ette, Ottmar (ed.): "Carribeans on the Move - Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe. A TransArea Symposium", Peter Lang 2008

Ette, Ottmar (ed.): Caribbeans on the Move. Archipiélagos literarios del Caribe. A TransArea Symposium. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang 2008 [168 p.]

Content

Space can best be defined not by looking at borders and territories but, rather, by focussing on movements of crossing and re-crossing. Today, the horizons of traditional Area Studies have to be opened up by innovative TransArea Studies which generate a new vision of entangled and connected histories and multi-, inter- and transcultural developments. The vectorization of all kinds of knowledge is on the agenda: the movements of the past are still present in the movements of today. Continue reading