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Dr. Ellen Spielmann

Affiliated Researcher

hait@tu-dresden.de

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Academic career

  • 1996 Doctorate in Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1985 Master's (Magister) in the subjects: Latin American Studies, Modern German Literature and Linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1977-1985 Studies in Latin American Studies, Sociology and German Studies at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1976-1977 Studies in History and Journalism at the University of Göttingen

Stays abroad

  • 2016 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the  Rio de Janeiro State University (UFRJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2010 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the  Rio de Janeiro State University (UFRJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2007-08 Research Fellow at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University, USA
  • 2007 Visiting professorship for Literary and Cultural Studies at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UFRJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2006 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), post-grad programme, Institute for Languages, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil
  • 2006 Research Fellow at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Stanford University, USA
  • 2004 Lecture tour to Colombian universities (funded by DFG)
  • 2002 Visiting professorship at the Departamento de Lenguajes y Estudios Socioculturales, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2001 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2000 Visiting professorship at the University of São Paulo (USP), post-grad programme, Department of Philosophy, Languages and Humanities, Brasil
  • 1999 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 1994 DAAD Short-term lectureship at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), post-grad programme, Departamento de Letras, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Work experience

  • Since 10/2019 Affiliate Researcher at Hannah Arendt Institute, TU Dresden
  • Since 1990 Freelance work as an author, journalist and translator
  • 2015-16 Lecturer for Ibero-American Philology and Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen, Romanisches Seminar
  • 2011-12 Substitute of the W3 professorship for Ibero-American Philology and Cultural Studies at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen
  • 2004-05 Lecturer for Literary and Cultural Studies of the Iberoromania at the Institute for Romance Studies, Universität Leipzig
  • 2003-04 Subsitute of the C3 professorship for Literary and Cultural Studies of the Iberoromania at the Institute for Romance Studies, Universität Leipzig
  • 1990-1995 Researcher at the Institute for Latin American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1987-89 Lecturer at the Institute for Latin American Studies of Freie Universität Berlin

Linguistic proficiency

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Research and teaching focus

  • Latin American cultures
  • Processes of cultural appropriation
  • Institutional and science history
  • Cultural transformation processes

Dr. Spielmann is an affiliated researcher at HAIT to prepare and conduct research into the reception of Hannah Arendt's work in Latin America, as well as to publish its results in cooperation with HAIT.

Organizational activity

  • 2009 Coordination of the symposium „Reformas universitarias y destinos de los lideres estudiantiles en América Latina “ at the 53rd International Congress of  Americanists (ICA) „Los pueblos americanos: cambio y continuidades. La construcción de lo propio en un mundo globalizado” in Mexico City
  • 2006 Coordination of the symposium „ Teorías y formas de análisis de las relaciones entre globalidad y localidad en América Latina (1982-2005) “ at the 52nd International Congress of Americanists (ICA) in Sevilla, Spain
  • 2000 Coordination of the symposium „Los debates posmoderno y poscolonial en las Américas“ at the 50th International Congress of Americanists (ICA) in Warsaw, together with Mabel Moraña (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 1998 Coordination of the symposium „Modelle kultureller Aneignung: Recycling, Hybridität, Kannibalismus, Translatio“, Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 1996-97 Coordination of the „Programa Internacional Interdisciplinario de Estudios Culturales sobre América Latina“ of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin, in Bogotá

LECTURES




“Wenn die Anthropologie das Feld der Literatur betritt, passiert Spektakuläres: der Anthropologe als Schriftsteller, Ethno-texte, ökologische Romane”

10 November 2023 • online, Bundesstaatliche Universität Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Seminar “Die Welt lesen – Beiträge zur Mediation im Feld der Lektüre“


First round - Hannah Arendt´s reception in Latin America. Case studies: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia

25 October 2023 • Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. an der TU Dresden
First round - Hannah Arendt´s reception in Latin America. Case studies: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia zur Beschreibung


“Hannah Arendt – a reception in Colombia: Setting the course for the first Peace Talk between the Guerilla and the state”

25 October 2023 • Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. an der TU Dresden
First round - Hannah Arendt´s reception in Latin America. Case studies: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia zur Beschreibung


“Hannah Arendt in New York: das Coming-out der großen liberalen Intellektuellen in Zeiten des Kalten Krieges”

14 March 2023 • Universität São Paulo, Brasilien
"Die Nürnberger Prozesse"


“Nürnberger Prozesse im Fokus: neue Wege in der Forschung (1996-2021) - Re-lektüren, Revision und Neuschreiben der Geschichte des Internationalen Militärgerichts“

13 March 2023 • Universität São Paulo, Brasilien
“Die Nürnberger Prozesse”


“Hannah Arendt´s presence, impact, reception in Latin America yesterday and today”

25 May 2023 • Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. an der TU Dresden
First round - Hannah Arendt´s reception in Latin America. Case studies: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia zur Beschreibung