Stephanie Fleischmann

Stephanie Fleischmann
Image Credit: © Stephanie Fleischmann

IRTG "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

Field of Activity

Project: "Emotional coldness and the symbolic construction of globalised worlds in recent Latin American literature"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin
Email stephaniefleischmann@gmx.de
Stephanie Fleischmann obtained a master’s degree in Cultural Studies and Spanish Philology at Berlin’s Freie Universität  and Humboldt-Universität in 2004. Her studies involved longer research stays in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Madrid. From 2005 to 2011 she worked as a research assistant and lecturer for Spanish and Latin American Cultural and Literary Studies at the Faculty of Translation, Linguistic and Cultural Studies of Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, where she gained her Doctorate with a thesis entitled “Literatur des Desasters von Annual. Über das Um-Schreiben der kolonialen Erzählung im spanischen Marokko-Krieg (1921-1927)” (“Literature of the Desaster of Annual: The rewriting of the colonial narrative in the Spanish Moroccan War (1921-1927)”). She will join the International Research Training Group “Between Spaces” as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2012 with a project about emotional coldness and the symbolic construction of globalised worlds in recent Latin American literature.

"Emotional coldness and the symbolic construction of globalised worlds in recent Latin American literature" 


Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Susanne Klengel (FU Berlin)


 

In this project I am analyzing phenomena of emotional coldness in literary constructions of globalized worlds in Latin American fiction of the last decade. The project focuses, on the one hand, on literature as a part of narratively figured cultures of feeling, which regulate emotional and empathic processes. On the other hand, it emphasizes the role of literature as a locus of cultural self-interpretation and of critical meta-reflection of those cultures. The project’s aim is to explore an implicit or explicit knowledge that literature is able to produce by simulating emotional experiences in symbolically constructed worlds. This knowledge concerns certain psycho-social modes of being and feeling that go along with globalisation processes, such as the ‘disembedding’ from traditional affective communities, the extension and implosion of spaces of experience and of potential risks and ethical responsibilities. The project’s focus lies on the literary staging of emotional closeness and distance, of territories of sensibility and boundaries of empathic exclusion, and of the prefiguration of emotional experiences through globalised communication media in Latin American text worlds-which, for their part, discard their former function of cultural difference in the international literary field, and dismiss ‘promising’ reference points like ‘elsewhere’, ‘in the beginning’ or ‘deep within’.


Monograph

  • (2013), Literatur des Desasters von Annual. Das Um-Schreiben der kolonialen Erzählung im spanisch-marokkanischen Rifkrieg. Texte zwischen 1921 und 1932. Bielefeld: transcript.

Editorships

  • (2014), with José Alberto Moreno Chávez and Cecilia Tossounian, América Latina entre espacios: redes, flujos e imaginarios globales, Berlín: Tranvía.

  • (2012), with Max Doppelbauer: Hispanismo Africano. Iberromania 73-74, (Proceedings of the research section “Hispanismo africano“ of the Conference of the German Association of Hispanists, 23-26 March 2011, Universität Passau.

Essays

  • (forthcoming): 'El cronotopo fracturado en la literatura de la Guerra del Rif (1921-1927). La narración de espacio y tiempo entre la tradición imaginaria y la experiencia de lo absurdo', in: Proceedings of the research section 'El otro colonialismo' of the Conference of the German Association of Hispanists, 20-24 March 2013, Universität Münster, Frankfurt on the Main: Vervuert / Iberoamericana.

  • (2014), with Cecilia Tossounian and José Alberto Moreno Chávez, 'Introducción', in: Stephanie Fleischmann / José Alberto Moreno Chávez / Cecilia Tossounian (eds.): América Latina entre espacios: redes, flujos e imaginarios globales, Berlin: Tranvía, p.9-18.

  • (2013), 'Emotionales Austeigen: Tomás González‘ Los caballitos del diablo und die diabolische Abschottung der Sensibilität', in: Rike Bolte / Susanne Klengel (eds.): Sondierungen. Lateinamerikanische Literaturen im 21. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt on the Main: Iberoamericana / Vervuert, p.157-171.

  • (2012), 'Nachwort', in: Raul Zurita, Ciudades de Agua – Wasserstädte, Berlin: Trafo, p.105-121.

  • (2012), with  Max Doppelbauer, 'España en África y África en España. Reflexiones preliminares', in: Hispanismo africano. Iberoromania 73-74, p.1-12.

  • (2012), 'La narración de la Legión y la 'disemiNación' en la Guerra de Marruecos (1921-1927)', in: Hispanismo africano. Iberoromania 73-74, p.28-44.

  • (2010), 'Das Andere anprobieren: Kulturelle Cross-Dresser im spanischen Afrika-Krieg (1859-1860)', in: Lidia Becker / Alex Demeulenaere / Christine Felbeck (eds..), Grenzgänger und Exzentriker. Beiträge zum XXV. Forum Junge Romanistik in Trier (3.- 6. Juni 2009), Munich: Martin Meidenbauer, p.469-486.

Reviews

  • (2011), 'Susan Martin-Márquez, Disorientations. Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity', Iberoromania 68, p.83-85.

  • (2009), 'Pura Fernández: Mujer pública y vida privada. Del arte eunuco a la novela lupanaria', Iberoromania 67, p.79-81.

Non-scientific

  • (2009¹, 2011², 2012³), with Urich Fleischmann, Dominikanische Republik. Dumont Reiseführer, Ostfildern: Dumont-Reiseverlag.

Translation

  • (2012), Raul Zurita, Ciudades de Agua – Wasserstädte, Berlin: Trafo (project work with students of translation studies).