CfP – deadline 15 Sept: 1914: Preludes and Echoes / Auftakt und Widerhall (6-9 February 2014, Austin, Texas)

Call for Papers
Annual Conference of the
Austrian Studies Association
Preludes and Echoes /
Auftakt und Widerhall
6-9 February 2014
Austin, Texas
AT&T Conference Center
U of Texas at Austin
Abstracts due: 15 September 2013
Acceptances by: 1 October 2013
Organizer:  Katherine Arens, U of Texas at Austin
Conference website will be attached to <>
             The 2014 Conference of the Austrian Studies Association will find its focus in the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the “Great War.”
             Paper proposals are welcome that take up the culture and society of the Great War in Austria-Hungary and Central Europe, what led up to it, and how it has continued to echo in history, film, art, memorials, textbooks, city planning, literature, memory.  Any disciplinary approach to — any discipline. Papers may be given in German or English; the conference will support standard media (audio, DVD, PowerPoint);  a publication with selected papers from the conference is planned.
             Topics may touch on any facet of  Central European and Austrian culture in the Great War, including the immediate successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (e.g. Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland) or their later evolutions (e.g. the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Ukraine, etc.). Papers with interdisciplinary methodology and/or transnational focuses are particularly encouraged, as are contributions from any discipline that focus on this moment, its sources, and/or its later legacies.
Submission Details:
            Submit full abstracts of ca. 250 words, with a title and a short (200 word) biography suitable for an introduction IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL (NOT as an attachment please) to the conference email
             Individual papers or full panels of 3-4 papers submitted as a block may be proposed; the conference committee may request modifications.
PLEASE NOTE: submissions are NOT RESTRICTED to the conference topic; appropriate open panels will be assembled, space and interest permitting.
             In addition, graduate student submitters should add a note if they would like to apply for travel funds from the ASA (and a travel fund supported by the ACFNY-Austrian Cultural Forum New York). Presenters are required to be members of the Austrian Studies Association by subscribing to its journal.
Sponsoring Organization
            The Austrian Studies Association (formerly: The Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association) is a membership organization  ( founded in 1968 to support the cause of Austrian, Habsburg, and Central European studies in North America and Europe, especially through its peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of Austrian Studies <>, now in its 46th year. Its annual conferences have been interdisciplinary, transcultural, themed conferences (see <> for prior conference programs).
             To join the Association, subscribe to its journal by going to the ASA website at <>  and click the “membership” link in the menu bar, which will take you to the website of the University of Nebraska Press, publisher of JAS
            “Like” our Facebook page for announcements of interest to Austrian and Central European studies <>.

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