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Die Reihe Aula präsentiert die von Ottmar Ette an der Universität Potsdam in den Bereichen Romanistik sowie Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft gehaltenen Vorlesungen. Ausgehend von einer transarealen Konzeption der weit über die Romania hinausgehenden Literaturen der Welt werden sowohl literaturgeschichtliche Vorlesungen etwa zur Aufklärung, zur Romantik oder zu den Literaturen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts vorgestellt wie themenspezifische Vorlesungen, die sich u.a. mit dem Thema Liebe, mit Geburt, Leben, Sterben und Tod oder mit Reiseliteratur beschäftigen. Die Potsdamer Vorlesungen legen höchsten Wert auf eine komplexe literaturtheoretische Fundierung bei gleichzeitig zugänglicher Sprache.
The volume systematically presents the genre of travel literature in historical perspective and its broad relevance for contemporary societies. It examines the historical, economic, social, and political backdrops of travel. The focus of the lectures is on French, Spanish, and Italian speaking travelers along with German and English travel literature from the early modern period to the 20th and 21st centuries.
The lecture volume plumbs a seductively diverse and infinitely confusing subject: love. From Tristan and Isolde to Don Juan, Cecilia Valdes, Emma Bovary, and the love fables of modern mass media, the relationship between love and life, and between literature and passion, is analyzed in this volume with scholarly dispassion.
This lecture presents an overview of the world’s Romance literatures on their journey from the historic avant-gardes of the early twentieth century to the literatures following postmodernity at the beginning of our century. It thus captures a historic time-space that envelops an entire century, and also a space-time that encompasses a tremendous diversity of literary developments.
This transareal lecture inquires into the (perhaps already lost) unity of Romanticism behind the polymorphism of the Romantic discourses that took place between two worlds, Europe and America. This lecture reveals the scope of cultural relations between countries and continents in the century of nationalisms and questions the monological focus on national literatures.
This transareal lecture inquires into the (lost) unity of the Enlightenment and into the entangled transatlantic histories of the eighteenth century, in full awareness of the multifaceted nature of Enlightenment discourses between two worlds, Europe and America. Was there one Enlightenment or were there many? The lecture aims to scrutinize monocultural ideas of nascent modernity from a comparative perspective.
During the genesis of the Americas, "invention" was not the same thing as "discovery": what was invented preceded what was found and changed that discovery to the extent that both mutually permeated each other. This formed the foundation for both the indigenous population and their "discoverers," for deported slaves and for procured coolies. This lecture volume traces this process in detail, which still continues to this day.
Our own birth and death elude our conscious experience. The world’s literatures give us the opportunity to access the beginning and end of a life, to represent, reflect upon, and (re)stage birth, life, dying, and death. This highly mobile configuration releases a tremendous creative energy, which this volume analyzes against the backdrop of the question of the knowledge of life.
This Potsdam lecture attempts to more closely define the object of “Romance literary studies” within the context of the literatures of the world, to define the exceptional, even essential significance of this object of study, and to prospectively inquire into future opportunities for research, study, and life in the field of Romance literary studies.