ProjectPandemics and Coloniality: Biopolitical Entanglements in Early Modern Chronicles and COVID-19 Narratives

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Title:
Pandemics and Coloniality: Biopolitical Entanglements in Early Modern Chronicles and COVID-19 Narratives
Duration:
4/1/2021 to 9/30/2022
Abstract / short description:
This project’s key question asks for structures of coloniality inherent to COVID-19 narratives, and how they connect through biopolitical intervention to early colonial hispanophone and lusophone accounts of disease. As a key result, the project will provide a rich set of scientific data on biopolitical entanglements between early modern and contemporary language of pandemics. The key impact will be a profound historical understanding on COVID-19’s globalized, unequal knowledge-power, which further stimulates the transformation of the research field of early colonial disease, nudged by a dialogue with COVID-19’s biopolitical mechanisms.

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Managers

Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities

Local organizational units

Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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