Stadt: Köln (online)

Beginn: 2021-06-29

Ende: 2021-06-30

URL: https://romanistik.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=17337

International Conference

Post-Global Aesthetics: 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures

Organization & Concept: Gesine Müller (University of Cologne) & Benjamin Loy (University of Vienna)

Phenomena such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and the global surge of political populism have demonstrated that, after thirty years of shaping the world, the current phase of accelerated globalization is over. New categories and concepts are needed in order to respond to this exhaustion of the global project while devising alternative models and ideas of globality. The conference aims to scrutinize these responses in the aesthetic realm and under a “post-global” banner. “Post-globality” denotes a critical response framework that helps us understand the problematic economic, ecological, social, and technological dimensions of this current phase of globalization while seeking out new forms of world creation in twenty-first century literature.

In this process, it is deeply important to incorporate alternative, non-Western epistemologies and literatures of the post-colonial Global South. The example of Latin America serves as an observational microcosm of the ambivalences posed by the globalized experience of the world over the past decade.

The conference will be held via Zoom.

Conference Program

Tuesday, June 29

15.00 – 15.15 Uhr Introduction (Gesine Müller & Benjamin Loy)

Post-Global Trends (and Latin American Perspectives)

15.15 – 15.35 Mariano Siskind (Harvard University): “Inhospitalidad: crisis y dislocaciones de eso que ya no es mundo”

15.35 – 15.55 Luis Prádanos-Garcia (Miami University): “Retos estéticos del postdesarrollo”

15.55 – 16.15 Gesine Müller (University of Cologne): “El desafío post-global en el debate sobre la literatura mundial: perspectivas latinoamericanas”

16.15 – 16.45 Discussion

16.45 – 17.00 Break

Between Alienation and New Communities: Digitally Created and Exhausted Worlds

17.00 – 17.20 Carolina Gainza (Universidad Diego Portales/Santiago de Chile): “Pensar la condición digital desde la literatura digital latinoamericana. Apropiaciones, decolonización y cosmotécnicas”

17.20 – 17.40 Carolina Ferrer (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Convergencias y divergencias de la globalización y las humanidades digitales: constitución, circulación y desaparición de tendencias conceptuales”

17.40 – 18.00 Benjamin Loy (University of Vienna): “La conectividad total(itaria): tecnología, comunicación y arte digitales en Kentukis de Samanta Schweblin”

18.00 – 18.30 Discussion

18.30 – 19.15 Break

Exhausted Resources: Anthropocene Narratives and Geo-Poetics I

19.15 – 19.35 Alexis Radisoglou (Durham University): “Postglobality and/as Ethnoplanetarity: On a Contemporary Cultural Constellation”

19.35 – 19.55 Samir Sellami (Hamburg Institute for Social Research) – “The Poetics of Respiration”

19.55 – 20.15 Discussion

20.15 – 20.30 Break

20.30 – 20.50 Liliana Gomez (University of Zurich): “Leakages, Exhaustions, Extractivisms: Liquid Ecologies as Alternate Aesthetic Responses from the Global South”

20.50 – 21.10 Héctor Hoyos (Stanford University): “Reading García Márquez Against Globalism”

21.10 – 21.30 Discussion

21.30 – 21.45 Break

21.45 – 22.45 Keynote: Ursula K. Heise (University of California, Los Angeles): “Environmental Justice and Urban Narrative in Latin America”

Wednesday, June 30

Exhausted Resources: Anthropocene Narratives and Geo-Poetics II

15.00 – 15.20 Jobst Welge (University of Leipzig): “Post-Natural Histories and Created Worlds in Pola Oloixarac’s Las Constelaciones Oscuras and Carlos Fonseca’s Museo Animal

15.20 – 15.40 Jenny Haase (University of Halle-Wittenberg): “‘Mi voz contra la tierra ahogada.’ Entrelazamientos corporales, ecológicos y económicos en la poesía de Rosabetty Muñoz”

15.40 – 16.00 Nicolás Campisi (Brown University): “Documentary Mines: Archives of Ecohorror in the Anthropocene”

16.00 – 16.30 Discussion

16.30 – 16.45 Break

Contaminated Worlds: Epidemic and Dystopic Fictions.

16.45 – 17.05 Lina Meruane (New York University): “La vivibilidad pandémica: el aislamiento como modelo comunitario actual”

17.05 – 17.25 Romina Wainberg (Stanford University): „Writing about Writing Amidst the End of Worlds: An Invitation“

17.25 – 17.45 Jan Knobloch (University of Cologne): “Globalization reversed: Pedro Mairal’s El año del desierto

17.45 – 18.15 Discussion

18.15 – 19.00 Break

Creating and Exhausting Home: New Narratives of Migration and Displacement

19.00 – 19.20 Ignacio Sánchez Prado (Washington University, St. Louis): “La condición binacional en la era post-global. Kinopolíticas en el eje México-Estados Unidos”

19.20 – 19.40 Ignacio Azcueta (Harvard University): “Cartografías nostálgicas. Espacio y afecto en Formas de volver a casa (2011) y Poeta Chileno (2020) de Alejandro Zambra

19.40 – 20.00 Gustavo Guerrero (Université Paris-Seine): „Perder el mundo: la poesia venezolana ante la experiencia de la migracion“

20.00 – 20.30 Discussion

20.30 – 21.00 Break

21.00 – 21.20 Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina): “The Global Novel in Post-Global Times”

21.20 – 22.00 Discussion

Beitrag von: Benjamin Loy

Redaktion: Christine Montmasson