Dr. Johanna Abel

Hispanist, research associate for the project Iconic Presence. The Evidence of Images in Religions

CV

  • 2001-2008 M. A. in Hispanic and Religous Studies at Humboldt University Berlin and Freie Universiät Berlin, Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Havana, Cuba
  • 2008-2012 research assistant at the Emmy Noether-Junior Research Group "The Transcolonial Caribbean" at the Department of Romance Studies, University of Potsdam
  • 2013 Dissertation in Romance Philology on the narrativization of cultural and gender specific knowledge of the body in 19th century travel accounts on the Caribbean by European women writers
  • since July 2016 research associate for the project "Iconic Presence. The Evidence of Images in Religions" on autos sacramentales (sacramental plays) in Counter-Reformation Spain

Research Interests

  • Hispano-Caribbean literatures of the 19th and 20th century
  • Transcultural flows in Latin American religious cultures
  • Body-Text-Relations
  • Literature and Culture in Early Modern Spain

Publications

Monograph

Transatlantisches KörperDenken. Reisende Autorinnen des 19. Jahrhunderts in der hispanophonen Karibik, Berlin: edition tranvía/Verlag Walter Frey 2015.

 

Articles (selection)

  • Cultural Forms of Representation of ‘Coolies’: Khal Torabully and his Concept of Coolitude (with Gesine Müller), in: Damir-Geilsdorf/Lindner/Müller/Tappe/Zeuske (eds.): Bonded Labour. Global and Comparative Perspectives (18th–21st Century), Bielefeld: Transcript 2016, S. 219-228.
  • Korallen: Migration und Transozeanität: Khal Torabully/Indian Diaspora (with Gesine Müller), in: Jörg Dünne/Andreas Mahler/Julien Knebusch (Hg.): Handbuch Literatur & Raum, Berlin: De Gruyter 2015, S. 508-516.
  • Orientalische Dopplungen in der Karibik. Coolitude als inklusives Kreolitätsmodell und seine dissoziativen Dimensionen, in: Gesine Müller, Natascha Ueckmann (Hg.): Kreolisierung revisited. Debatten um ein weltweites Kulturkonzept, Bielefeld: Transcript 2013, S. 65-81.
  • Entre Island Hopping e Islas con Alas. Autoras en el Caribe y sus figuraciones archipiélicas en relatos de viaje del siglo XIX, in: Ottmar Ette, Gesine Müller (Hg.): Worldwide. Archipels de la mondialisation. Archipiélagos de la Globalización, Madrid, Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana, Vervuert 2012, S. 231-249.
  • "Aunque la virgen sea blanca, píntame angelitos negros" – Paradoxien in den kolonialen Schönheitsdiskursen der hispano-karibischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts, in: Grenzgänge. Beiträge zu einer modernen Romanistik, (Die Maskeraden der Schönheit), Hg. Martina Stemberger, Jahrg. 17, Heft 33, Leipzig 2010, S. 15-32.