CFP: World Exhaustion in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Köln (29.-30.06.23)

Jan Knobloch Discussion

International Conference
World Exhaustion/Agotamiento del mundo: this theoretical concept has emerged against the backdrop of today’s world culture in a distinctive and ambivalent way— one characterized by manifold post-global dynamics. In this congress, we aim to analyse the implications of the term “world exhaustion”, examining geopolitical and cultural effects that are particularly salient in the literatures and cultures in the Latin American region. The conceptual term is suitable for the ambivalence of the lived experiences of societies that have been marked by centuries of globalization— and for the artistic production that seeks to give form and meaning to these experiences.

Organization and concept
Gesine Müller (Universität zu Köln) and Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado (Washington University in St. Louis)

Álvarez Vega, Alain Daniel (Cuidad de México)
Armillas-Tiseyra, Magalí (Pennsylvania State University)
Dhondt, Reindert (Utrecht)
Esch,Sophie (Rice University)
Fornoff, Carolyn (Cornell University)
Gesine Müller (Cologne)
Gómez, Liliana (Kassel)
Gustavo Guerrero (Cergy Paris Université)
Hammerschmidt, Claudia (Jena) 
Knobloch, Jan (Cologne)
Klengel, Susanne (FU Berlin)
Kurfürst, Sandra (Cologne)
Lemos Horta, Paulo (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Locane, Jorge (Oslo)
Müller, Gesine (Cologne)
Rigby, Kate (Cologne)
Ruisánchez Serra, José Ramón (University of Houston, Texas)
Ruiz Sosa, Eduardo (Barcelona)
Sánchez Prado, Ignacio (Washington University in St. Louis)
Segura, Ramiro (La Plata)
Temelli, Yasmin (Siegen)
Torres, Victoria (Cologne)
Vanden Berghe, Kristine (Liège)
Wedemeyer, Catarina von (Jena)
Welge, Jobst (Leipzig)

This conference is part of the DFG Project “Post-globale Ästhetiken. Welt(er)schöpfung in lateinamerikanischen Literaturen des 21. Jahrhunderts”.

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Apostelnkloster 13-15
50672 Köln

Participation is possible in presence as well as via Zoom. If you are interested, please register until June 24 via email to Ceylan Küfner: