Crisis, Otherness and Representation



ALTER is a research group hosted in the Department of Arts and Humanities in Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona. Since its creation in 2009, the group has grown to include sixteen junior and senior researchers working at the intersectations of comparative literature, philosophy, art history, history and political science, with a primary (though not exclusive) regional focus on East Asia.

ALTER’s projects are driven by the exploration of otherness and representation. As such, we are interested in historical processes and its strategies of representation, and specially in the comparative, cross-cultural and transnational aspects that configure them.