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  • Nanophilologieby Ottmar Ette

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 84.18

    Literary short forms, whose history is as old as Western culture, have undergone an enormously dynamic development in the second half of the twentieth century, especially in Romance literatures. This book examines this development through surveying numerous examples from Spanish, French, and Portuguese literature. The investigation of... more...

  • Wissensformen und Wissensnormen des ZusammenLebensby Ottmar Ette

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 145.96

    The purpose of the essays collected in this volume is to advance the discussion about "life knowledge" ( Lebenswissen ) and to point the way toward new horizons for current and future thinking and action in literary and cultural studies. This broad research field encompasses a wide range of elements: European, non-European, philological,... more...

  • TransAreaby Ottmar Ette

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 145.96

    This volume takes the view that globalization is not a recent phenomenon, but instead an enduring process, marked by four periods of accelerated change. The Early Modern period in European historiography is linked to our present experience of globalization by way of the diverse global trends that took place during the Age of Modernity.... more...

  • Writing-between-Worldsby Ottmar Ette; Vera M. Kutzinski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.27

    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... more...

  • TransAreaby Ottmar Ette; Mark W. Person

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 44.87

    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... more...

  • Political Essay on the Island of Cubaby Alexander von Humboldt; Vera M. Kutzinski; Ottmar Ette; Alexander von Humboldt

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 81.00

    The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early nineteenth-century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his visit to Cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba is a physical... more...

  • Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americasby Alexander von Humboldt; Vera M. Kutzinski; Ottmar Ette; Alexander von Humboldt; J. Ryan Poynter; Giorleny D Altamirano Rayo; Tobias Kraft

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 52.00

    In 1799, Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set out to determine whether the Orinoco River connected with the Amazon. But what started as a trip to investigate a relatively minor geographical controversy became the basis of a five-year exploration throughout South America, Mexico, and Cuba. The discoveries amassed by von Humboldt and... more...

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