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New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival

A Transarea Symposium

Program (PDF)

Poster (PDF)

Friday, February 6, 2015
Place: University of Cologne, Seminargebäude, Room 004

Michael Bollig (Global South Studies Center Cologne)

Gesine Müller (Cologne) and Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

9:00-10:00 Opening
Ottmar Ette (Potsdam): Carnival and other Catastrophes. New Orleans: A Global Archipelago

Creolization I: Language and Literature

Owen Robinson (Essex): “Don’t anyone tell me that New Orleans is a filthy swamp-hole”: fate, fever, and the city as nexus in Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein’s The Mysteries of New Orleans

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh (Regensburg): Entre la Caraïbe et l’Amérique du Nord: le créole louisianais et son lexique à la lumière de ses contacts linguistiques et culturels

Philipp Krämer (Berlin): Antiquité, Moyen Age, XIXe siècle – la longue histoire du créole louisianais chez Alfred Mercier et Alcée Fortier

12:45-14:30 Lunch break

Creolization II: Music and More
Place: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Kammermusiksaal

14:30-14:35 Welcome
Hans Neuhoff (Cologne)

14:35-15:30: Keynote
Wolfram Knauer (Jazz Institute Darmstadt): “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?” The Myth Called New Orleans in Jazz History, its Origin and its Influence on Jazz up to the Present Day

Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Saarbrücken): Louisiane ? Québec ? Acadie. Enjeux politiques et créativités culturelles dans les relations francophones transversales

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

Tobias Kraft (Potsdam): New Orleans Open World. Playing Assasins’s Creed III: Liberation

17:30-18:30: Keynote
Berndt Ostendorf (Munich): New Orleans, Creolization and All That Jazz

18:30-19:00 Coffee break

19:00-20:00: Concert
Mambo Big Band, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, conducted by Alfonso Garrido and Jan Schneider

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Place: Neuer Senatsaal, Hauptgebäude, University of Cologne


8:45-9:45: Keynote
Rosary O’Neill (New York): Mardi Gras: Behind the Mask: The Secret Structure of New Orleans Carnival

Aurelie Godet (Paris): “Mardispeak”: A Window on the Creolization Process in New Orleans

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

New Orleans, Caribbean and Beyond

Gesine Müller (Cologne): Écrire dans l’interstice. Localisations transculturelles des gens de couleur à la Nouvelle Orléans

William Boelhower (Baton Rouge, Louisiana): New Orleans Instaurata: Creolized Archives, Wild Weather, and Floating Signifiers.

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Sonja Arnold (Cologne): Beyond Robinsonade – Friedrich Gerstäcker’s Descriptions of New Orleans and Brazil as Example for a South-South Connection

Bill Marshall (Stirling, Scotland): New Orleans, Nodal Point of the French Atlantic?

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

Michael Zeuske (Cologne): Nueva Orleans/New Orleans and Havana – Two Metropolis of the Slave Trade in the Greater Caribbean

16:15-17:00 Closing
Eugenio Matibag (Iowa): From the Philippines to New Orleans: Asian-American Creolizations on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

University of Cologne, Seminargebäude, Room 004, Universitätsstraße 37, 50931 Cologne
University of Cologne, Hauptgebäude, Alter Senatssaal, Albertus Magnus Platz, 50931 Cologne
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Kammermusiksaal, Unter Krahnenbäumen 87, 50668 Cologne

Organization and Concept:
Gesine Müller (Cologne) and Ottmar Ette (Potsdam)

This conference is a cooperation between the following institutions:
Departments of Romance studies of the Universities of Cologne and Potsdam,
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Institut für Weltmusik und transkulturelle Musikforschung
DFG ? Emmy Noether Nachwuchsgruppe “Transkoloniale Karibik”
Global South Studies Center Cologne (Center of Excellence), CA IV: Cultures and Societies in Transition,
POINTS Potsdam International Network of Transarea Studies