23.11. - 24.11. 2017


SFB 1199 Seminar Room

Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6–10 | 5th Floor | 04109 Leipzig



This workshop wants to explore questions of mobility and migration, as well as their narrative representations, across the Americas in the 21st century. Besides political and cultural questions we will deal with how narrative representations – both political and literary – in various media have contributed to negotiating the particular and the universal in the construction of regions, nations, and areas. The workshop investigates narrations of migration, of displacement, citizenship, marginality, and transnationalism in fiction, documentary film, essays, and autobiographical writings. Moreover, we want to know how narratives of diversity have changed our notions of areas and regions in a globalized world. With this workshop we hope to generate new perspectives on the following fields:

  • Mobility Studies
  • New Area Studies, Transarea, and Border Studies
  • Diversity and Intersectionality in relation to symbolic spaces and national myth-making.


  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (American Studies, Leipzig U)
  • Prof. Dr. Caroline Rosenthal (Anglistik und Amerikanistik, FSU Jena)


  • Prof. Dr. Caroline Rosenthal (Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Leipzig)
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen)
  • Prof. Dr. Marietta Messmer (Groningen, Niederlande)
  • PD Dr. Markus Heide (Uppsala, Schweden)
  • PD Dr. Stefanie Schäfer (Jena)
  • Prof. Dr. Astrid Fellner (Saarbrücken)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexandra Ganser (Wien, Österreich)
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Glaser (Göttingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Ernst (Mainz)
  • Steffen Wöll, MA (Leipzig)