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.

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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.

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Book: “TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization”, De Gruyter 2016

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Ottmar Ette: TransArea. A Literary History of Globalization, De Gruyter 2016.

Ottmar Ette: TransArea: A Literary History of Globalization. Translated by Mark W. Person, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 364 p.

ISBN-10: 3110477734 ISBN-13: 978-3110477733

€ [D] 39.95 / US$ 56.00

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The future of area studies lies in opening out into TransArea studies, which tie together area-connected competencies with transdisciplinary research practices. It is one of the loftiest and most urgent duties of philology to lift up this treasure in the awareness of the special relevance of literature, and to make it democratically available to the broadest possible sections of the population.

Ottmar Ette’s TransArea proceeds from the thesis that globalization is not a recent phenomenon, but rather, a process of long duration that may be divided into four main phases of accelerated globalization. These phases connect our present, across the world’s widely divergent modern eras, to the period of early modern history. Ette demonstrates how the literatures of the world make possible a tangible perception of that which constitutes Life, both of our planet and on our planet, which may only be understood through the application of multiple logics. There is no substitute for the knowledge of literature: it is the knowledge of life, from life. This English translation will be of great interest to English-speaking scholars in the fields of Global and Area Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, and many more.

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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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05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin

05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: "Travesías [Crossroads]", Potsdam/Berlin

05/29-05/30/2014, International Conference and Poetry Reading: “Travesías [Crossroads]“, Potsdam/Berlin

Nomadismos y perspectivas transareales  en la poesía contemporánea
[Nomadisms and transareal perspectives in contemporary poetry]

Jornadas internacionales de crítica y poesía

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The international conference is presented by the Universität Potsdam and the German Research Foundation (DFG) in cooperation with the Brandenburgisches Literaturbüro and the Instituto Cervantes Berlin. The conference is supported by the Ministerio Español de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Programa HISPANEX).

Program (Spanish)

Jueves, 29 de mayo

Villa Quandt
Große Weinmeisterstr. 46/47
14469 Potsdam

09:00–09:15 Palabras de Bienvenida Ottmar Ette y Julio Prieto

La Poesía en la era de la información

9:15–9:45 Edgardo Dobry (Universidad de Barcelona): “¿En qué se reconoce lo contemporáneo en la poesía?”

9:45–10:15 Eduardo Espina (Texas A&M University): “Una ojeada al relámpago: el poema y la ciberlectura en tiempos de desatención (Nuevos usos tecnológicos y el nomadismo de la interpretación)”

10:15–10:45 Antonio Méndez Rubio (Universidad de Valencia): “No hay afuera: poética, política y psicología de masas”

10:45–11:15 Café

poéticas transnacionales

11:15–11:45 William Rowe (University of London): “Poéticas de la mercancía: George Oppen, Gonzalo Millán, Raúl Zurita”

11:45–12:15 Gustavo Guerrero (Université de Cergy Pontoise, París): “Poesía, imaginarios y globalización: una aproximación a la poesía latinoamericana publicada a partir de los 90” 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

Book: Ette, Ottmar: “Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur”, Verlag Walter Frey 2013

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Ottmar Ette: Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey - edition tranvía (POINTE essay, Bd. 1) 2013 [169 p.]

Ottmar Ette: Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE essay, Bd. 1) 2013 [169 p.]

Ottmar Ette: Viellogische Philologie. Die Literaturen der Welt und das Beispiel einer transarealen peruanischen Literatur. Berlin: Verlag Walter Frey – edition tranvía (POINTE essay, Bd. 1) 2013 [169 p.]

Softcover | List price Euro [D] 14.80
ISBN: 978-3-938944-70-7

Content (in German)

Das viellogische System der Literaturen der Welt ist nicht von einem einzigen Ort aus erfunden worden, wurde nicht von einem einzigen Raum aus verbreitet, sondern verfügt über die verschiedensten kulturellen wie geographischen Herkünfte. Das Wissen der Literaturen der Welt ist ein nachhaltiges Wissen; es wird aufbewahrt, aber nicht aufgebahrt, denn es befindet sich in ständiger Bewegung. Es wird gerade dadurch konserviert, daß es unablässig transformiert wird. 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

Book: Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): “Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium”, Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2012

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Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium. Madrid - Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana - Vervuert 2012

Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium. Madrid - Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana - Vervuert 2012

Ette, Ottmar / Müller, Gesine (ed.): Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la globalización. A TransArea Symposium. Madrid – Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana – Vervuert 2012 [416 p.]

Hardcover | List price Euro [D] 29.80
ISBN: 9788484896708

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The present volume discusses the historical traces of transarea literatures and cultures in prospective ways. Their future has long‐since begun, as has the future of their theoretical models.

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