Daten zum Projekt

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

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 09.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


This project's key question asks how structures of coloniality are inherent to COVID-19 narratives, and how their biopolitical mechanisms relate to early colonial accounts of disease. As a key result, the project will provide a rich set of qualitative scientific data on biopolitical entanglements between early modern and contemporary language of pandemics. The key impact will be a historic understanding on COVID-19's globalized, unequal knowledge-power, which further stimulates a transformation of the research field of early colonial illness.


  • Prof. Dr. Romana Radlwimmer

    Universität Frankfurt am Main
    Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen
    Professur für Romanische
    Literaturwissenschaft (Hispanistik u Lusitanistik)
    Frankfurt am Main