Literatures With No Fixed Abode – Writing in Multi-, Inter- and Transcultural Contexts

SHSS Colloquium

By Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette
Chair of Romance Literature
From University of Potsdam, Brandenburg
When Sep 25, 2008
11:15 AM
Jacobs University Bremen
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Abstract Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette is Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam, Brandenburg since 1995. He taught at Eichstätt, Bavaria from 1987 to 1995, before coming to Potsdam. He was a visiting professor in various countries of Latin America and the USA. From 2004 to 2005 Prof. Ette was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study).

A short excerpt from the list of his awards, functions, and activities:
He received the «Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz» Award in 1987 from the German Ministry of Culture and the German Research Association, and in 1991 the «Young Scholars Award for Romance Literature» from the University of Freiburg, Germany. In 2001, he received the «Hugo-Friedrich/Erich Köhler» Award from the University of Freiburg in cooperation with the universities of Basel, Mulhouse and Strasbourg for his book on Roland Barthes. Ottmar Ette is co-founder of the network ForLaBB (Forschungsverbund Lateinamerika Berlin-Brandenburg) and co-editor of the review Iberoamericana (Madrid - Frankfurt/Main), as well as founder and co-editor of the international electronic review HiN - Alexander von Humboldt in the Net and the Humboldt-platform Humboldt in the Net.

Among his publications are the following books:

Roland Barthes. Eine intellektuelle Biographie. Frankfurt 1998; Literatur in Bewegung. Raum und Dynamik grenzüberschreitenden Schreibens in Europa und Amerika. Weilerswist 2001 (Literature on the move. Translated by Katharina Vester. Amsterdam/New York, 2003); Weltbewußtsein. Alexander von Humboldt und das unvollendete Projekt einer anderen Moderne. Weilerswist 2002; ÜberLebenswissen. Die Aufgabe der Philologie. Berlin 2004; ZwischenWeltenSchreiben. Literaturen ohne festen Wohnsitz. Berlin 2005.
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