Ottmar Ette#


Ottmar Ette
Membership Number:2730
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Elected:2010
Homepage: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/romanistik-ette


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1995 - present Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany) (venia legendi: Romance Literatures and Comparative Literature)
  • 2014 - present Head of the 3-year Research Project on Humboldt’s American Travel Diaries
  • April 2010-Juli 2010 Fellow at FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies)
  • 2004-2005 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • 1995 Habilitation at the Catholic University of Eichstätt, Bavaria
  • 1990 PhD at the University of Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Alexander von Humboldt
  • Literary studies as life science
  • TransArea studies: Poetics of movement
  • Relations between regionalisms and the accelerated globalization processes
  • 18th century francophone literature
  • Inter- and transcultural dialogues between Europe and Latin America
  • Connections between literary theory and literary writing in France and in the francophone area in the tense modern and postmodern field
  • Literary translation and its theory

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Research Award Escuela Nacional de Altos Estudios from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • 2014 Honorary Member of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA), United States of America
  • 2014 3-year Grant by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a research project on Alexander von Humboldt's American Travel Diaries
  • 2013 Ordinary Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Germany)
  • 2012 Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France)
  • 2010 Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe)
  • 2001 Research Award for Romance Literature in honor of Hugo Friedrich and Erich Köhler (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br. in cooperation with the universities of Basel (Switzerland), Mulhouse and Strasbourg (France))
  • 1991 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Award for Young Academics in Romance Literature
  • 1987 Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Award (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany)



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