Ottmar Ette has been Chair of Romance and Comparative Literature at the University of Potsdam, Germany since 1995. He has been a visiting professor in various countries of Latin America and in the USA. In 2014, Ette was elected Honorary member of the Modern Language Association. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and member of the ‘Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin’. He also has been a regular member of the Academia Europaea since 2010. His research interests include TransArea Studies and the Global History of Literatures of the World, Alexander von Humboldts “American Travel Diaries” and “Science on the Move” as well as Literary Theory and Philosophy without a fixed about. A compilation of his current book projects is now published in English: Writing-Between Worlds. TransArea Studies and the Literatures-without-a-fixed-Abode (Berlin/New York 2016) and Literature on the Move (New York 2003). Further books were published in German, Spanish and currently in Portuguese.