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Susanne Klengel

Professor Susanne Klengel teaches Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the Lateinamerika-Institut (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin since 2009 and holds a Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on Latin American Literatures and Cultures in a transnational context and on cultural relations between Europe and Latin America as well as between Latin America and India. Currently, she is a member of the Review Board for Literary Studies of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), member of the Research Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities – Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at Freie Universität Berlin and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut.

Research areas:
Holocaust memory in contemporary Latin American literature
Theories of literary-cultural South-South relations
Contemporary Colombian literature and the question of memory
Entangled Ibero-American Avantgarde movements

Selected publications:
Klengel, Susanne (2018): Jünger Bolaño. Die erschreckende Schönheit des Ornaments. Würzburg: Köngishausen & Neumann.

Klengel, Susanne (2018): “El derecho a la literatura (mundial y traducida). Sobre el sueño translatológico de la UNESCO”, in: Müller, Gesine; Locane, Jorge J.; Loy, Benjamin (eds.), Re-mapping World Literature. Writing, Book Markets and Epistemologies between Latin America and the Global South / Escrituras, mercados y epistemologías entre América Latina y el Sur Global, Berlin: De Gruyter, 131-155.

Klengel, Susanne; Fischer, Thomas; Pastrana Buelvas, Eduardo (eds.) (2017): Kolumbien heute, Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt: Vervuert.

Klengel, Susanne (2017): “Tendenzen der zeitgenössischen Literatur in Kolumbien”, in: Klengel, Susanne; Fischer, Thomas; Pastrana Buelvas, Eduardo (eds.), Kolumbien heute, Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt: Vervuert, 457-470.

Klengel, Susanne (2017): “Tagore, Victoria Ocampo, W.H. Hudson: Relaciones literarias y mundos de experiencia Sur/Sur”, in: Alba, Carlos; Aziz, Alberto; Rinke, Stefan (eds.), Entre Espacios. Pensar las categorías de análisis para el estudio de la globalización, Berlin: Walter Frey, 157-173.