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International Conferences and Conference Panels Organized

International Conferences and Conference Panels Organized

2018  “Kölner Gespräche zur Weltliteratur” (Cologne conversations on global literature), in the context of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project on “Reading Global”: literary sextet with Florian Borchmeyer (Berlin Schaubühne Theater), Andreas Breitenstein (Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper), Jo Lendle (Hanser Verlag publishers), Sandra Richter (German Literature Archive, Marbach), Andreas Rötzer (Matthes & Seitz publishers), and Uljana Wolf (writer); followed by a reading with Antonio Ortuño (Guadalajara), Cologne, November 14, 2018

2018  Three panels at the LASA conference, an organization of MAP_LAT (“Mapping Latin American Literatures,” a cooperation between Paris [Gustavo Guerrero] and the ERC project “Reading Global”) (co-organizer with Jorge Locane and Benjamin Loy), Barcelona:
Panel 1: Local literatures (May 24, 2018)
Panel 2: Gatekeeping in Latin American literatures (May 25, 2018)
Panel 3: Latin American literatures in translation (May 26, 2018)

2018  “World Literature, Cosmopolitanism, Globality: Beyond, Against, Post, Otherwise” (co-organized with Mariano Siskind, Harvard). A joint event of “Reading Global. Constructions of World Literature and Latin America” (ERC Consolidator Grant) and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, Cologne, January 24–25, 2018

2017 Evening program, “Kölner Gespräche zur Weltliteratur” (Cologne conversations on global literature), in the context of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project on “Reading Global”: literary quintet with Ilja Trojanow, Dieter Ingenschay (Humboldt University of Berlin), Susanne Lange (translator), Nikola Richter (mikrotext Press), and Hubert Winkels (Deutschlandradio); followed by a reading with Lina Meriuane (New York/Santiago de Chile), Cologne, November 14, 2017

2017 “Traducciones y transiciones entre América Latina y la lectura global” (Translations and transitions between Latin America and the global readership), International Workshop (co-organized with Julio Ortega): a joint event of Brown University’s Proyecto transatlántico (Transatlantic project) and the ERC project “Reading Global,” Cologne, June 22, 2017

2017 Panel 4, “Literatures and Arts” (co-organized with Sandra Kurfürst) at the international conference “The Global South on the Move. Transforming Capitalism, Knowledge and Ecologies” (Global South Studies Center, Cologne), Cologne, June 7–9, 2017

2017 "Re-Mapping World Literature. Estéticas, mercados y epistemologías entre América Latina y el Sur Global” (Remapping world literature. Aesthetics, markets, and epistemologies between Latin America and the global South). International conference (co-organized with Jorge Locane und Benjamin Loy), Cologne, January 31 to February 1, 2017

2016 Evening program, “Kölner Gespräche zur Weltliteratur” (Cologne conversations on global literature), in the context of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project on “Reading Global”: literary quintet with Heinrich von Berenberg (Berenberg Verlag), Ijoma Mangold (Die Zeit), Nicole Witt (Witt/Mertin literary agency), Anita Djafari (LitProm), Thomas Sparr (Suhrkamp Verlag); reading with Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala/USA), Cologne, November 7, 2016

2016 “Poesía española en el mundo. Procesos de filtrado, selección y canonización” (Spanish poetry in the world. Processes of filtering, selection, and canonization) (co-organized with Jorge Locane). International Conference at the University of Cologne, June 27–28, 2016

2016 “Latinoamérica—Transiciones, transculturaciones e identidades transitorias” (Latin America—Transitions, transculturations, and transitory identities) (co-directed with Frank Leinen and Sebastian Thies). Panel at the meeting of the International Association of Hispanists (Asociación internacional de Hispanistas, AIH) in Münster, June 11–16, 2016

2016 “The Latin American Corpus of (New) World Literature: Editorial Policies of Selection, Exclusion and Canonization.” Panel at the conference of the Latin American Studies Association in New York, May 27–31, 2016

2015 Evening program to launch the ERC research group on “Reading Global. Constructions of World Literature and Latin America.” Literary quintet with Ottmar Ette, Navid Kermani, Sigrid Löffler, and Michi Strausfeld; reading by Jorge Volpi, University of Cologne, November 18, 2015

2015 “New Orleans and the Global South. Caribbean, Creolization, Carnival” (co-organized with Ottmar Ette). International conference at the University of Cologne, in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences of Music and Dance Cologne and the University of Potsdam, with support from the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) of the University of Cologne, February 6–7, 2015

2014 “Forms of Bonded Labour. Conceptual Approaches towards a New Comparative Research Framework” (co-organized with Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf, Ulrike Lindner, and Michael Zeuske). Conference of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) of the University of Cologne, June 23–24, 2014

2014 “Paisajes sumergidos—Paisajes invisibles. Formas y normas de convivencia en las literaturas y culturas del Caribe” (Submerged landscapes—Invisible landscapes. Forms and norms of conviviality in the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette). International conference (funded by the DFG) at the University of Potsdam, May 9–10, 2014

2014 “América latina y literatura mundial. Mercado editorial, redes globales y la invención de un continente” (Latin America and global literature. The editorial market, global networks, and the invention of a continent) (co-organized with Dunia Gras, Barcelona). International conference (funded by the DFG) at the University of Cologne, January 30–31, 2014

2013 “Visualisierung, Visibilisierung und Verschriftlichung. Schrift-Bilder und Bild-Schriften im Frankreich des 19. Jahrhunderts” (Visualization, visibilization, and textualization. Typefaces and pictorial texts in nineteenth-century France) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette). International conference at the University of Potsdam, with support from the postdoctoral funds of the University of Potsdam and the International Research Training Group on “Sichtbarkeit und Sichtbarmachung. Hybride Formen des Bildwissens” (Visibility and making visible. Hybrid forms of pictorial knowledge) (DFG), November 30 to December 1, 2013

2013 “Paisajes vitales. Conflictos, catástrofes y convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe” (Vital landscapes. Conflicts, catastrophes, and convivialities in Central America and the Caribbean) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette and Werner Mackenbach). International conference at the University of Potsdam, July 11–13, 2013

2013 “Zwischen Über- und Wi(e)der-Setzen: Literatur- und sprachwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Übersetzungs- und Aneignungsprozesse in Lateinamerika” (Between translation and opposition/recomposition: Literary and linguistic perspectives on processes of translation and appropriation in Latin America) (co-organized with Silke Jansen). Conference at the University of Cologne, July 4–5, 2013

2013 “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur. Lateinamerikanisch-deutsche Kulturtransfers zwischen internationalem Literaturbetrieb und Übersetzungspolitik” (Publishers; power; world literature. Cultural transfers between Latin America and Germany in the context of the international literary business and the politics of translation). Conference in Marbach, with the German Literature Archive in Marbach, March 5–7, 2013

2013 Graduate workshop at the “Verlag Macht Weltliteratur” (Publishers; power; world literature) conference at the German Literature Archive in Marbach, March 7, 2013

2012 “Kontakt, Transfer, Zirkulation. Denkfiguren kultureller Beziehungen zwischen Europa und Lateinamerika” (Contact, transfer, circulation. Ways of thinking about cultural relationships between Europe and Latin America) (co-organized with Albrecht Buschmann and Ottmar Ette). Joint graduate colloquium at the University of Rostock, November 8–9, 2013

2012 “Convivencia en la diferencia. Formas y perspectivas en, desde y hacia el Gran Caribe y Centroamérica” (Conviviality in difference. Forms and perspectives in, from, and towards the Greater Caribbean and Central America) (co-organized with Werner Mackenbach, the University of Costa Rica, and Ottmar Ette, Potsdam). International workshop, November 30 to December 1, 2012

2012 “Transtrópicos. El Caribe y sus relacionalidades” (Transtropics. The Caribbean and its relationalisms) (with Dieter Ingenschay, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Leonel Delgado, the University of Chile). Symposium at the conference of JALLA (Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana) in Cali, Colombia, July 30 to August 4, 2012

2011 “Die Karibik als Paradigma. Convivencias/Coincidencias” (The Caribbean as paradigm. Convivialities/coincidences) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette, Anne Kraume, and Werner Mackenbach). International conference at the University of Potsdam, December 9–10, 2011

2011 “weltweit. Archipele als Erprobungsräume globalen Zusammenlebens” (worldwide. Archipelagoes as testing grounds for global conviviality) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette). International symposium at the Ibero-American Institute of Berlin, in cooperation with the DFG and the University of Potsdam, July 29 to July 2, 2011

2011 “Falar por, falar de, falar com: questões de auto-representação nos discursos e práticas discursivas da América Latina” (Speaking for, speaking of, speaking with: Questions of self-representation in the discourses and discursive practices of Latin America) (co-organized with Horst Nitschack and Rita Diogo). Symposium at the Twelfth International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Comparative Literature (ABRALIC) in Curitiba, Brazil, July 18–22, 2011

2010 “Transfer der Literaturen—Literaturen des Transfers. Emmy Noether hoch drei & Theorie-Workshop” (Transfer of literatures—Literatures of transfer. Emmy Noether cubed and a theory workshop) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette, Andrea Albrecht, Andreas Gelz, and Markus Messling). Workshop at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in cooperation with the University of Potsdam and the DFG, July 1–2, 2010

2010 “TransitAreas. Convivencias en Centroamérica y el Caribe” (TransitAreas. Convivialities in Central America and the Caribbean) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, and Alexandra Ortiz Wallner). International Symposium and Theory Workshop at the Ibero-American Institute of Berlin and the University of Potsdam, with support from the Potsdam Graduate School, the philosophy department of the University of Potsdam, the Potsdam Research Network (PEARLS), the Emmy Noether Junior Research Program (DFG), and the University of Costa Rica, January 27–29, 2010

2009 “Das kulturelle Feld der Karibik” (The cultural field of the Caribbean) (co-organized with Liliana Gómez). Panel at the Conference for Romance Studies, Bonn, September 2009

2009 “Caleidoscopio colonial. Eine Inselwelt im Fokus kultureller Transferprozesse im 19. Jahrhundert” (Colonial kaleidoscope. An island world in the light of processes of cultural transfer in the nineteenth century) (co-organized with Ottmar Ette). International conference at the House of World Cultures, Berlin, in cooperation with the House of World Cultures, the University of Potsdam, and the DFG, July 11–12, 2009

2008 “Dynamisierte Räume. Zu einer Theorie der Bewegung in den romanischen Kulturen” (Dynamized spaces. Towards a theory of movement in Romance cultures) (co-organized with Albrecht Buschmann). Research symposium at the Institute for Romance Studies of the University of Potsdam, November 28, 2008

2008 “Raumdiskurse in frankophonen Literaturen—postkoloniale Forschungsansätze in der Frankoromanistik” (Spatial discourses in French-language literatures—Postcolonial research approaches in French Romance Studies) (co-organized with Susanne Stemmler). Panel at the conference of the French Romance Studies Association in Augsburg, September 24–26, 2008