New intercultural research portal launched in Vienna on women and taboo

· Austrian Research (general)

On her new blog Austrian researcher Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle provides information on current events in Austro-Chinese literary research and other areas of Austrian literature, notably regarding research about Elfriede Jelinek and Stefan Zweig.

As somebody who works on the reception of Stefan Zweig (and also generally, of Austrian literature) in China, Arnhilt’s blog promises an insight into new and transnational approaches to Austrian literature.

In this particular post, she introduces a new research initiative at the University of Vienna, that will be interesting for Jelinek-researchers as well as researchers in Women and Gender Studies alike.

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

The Forschungsplattform Elfriede Jelinek: Texte – Kontexte – Rezeption at the University of Vienna just launched the research portal TABU: Bruch. Überschreitungen von Künstlerinnen. The project brings together more than 60 international researchers and artists on topics related to women and taboo in an intercultural context. In addition to several events held in Vienna, more than 50 contributions will be published online between November 2013 and April 2014. In order to explore new ways of academic interaction, these contributions range from conventional academic articles to essays, chats, e-mail and video conversations and interviews. Watch out for my contribution on Elfriede Jelinek and censorship in different parts of the world in spring.

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