Katya Krylova (University of Nottingham) reports on the very successful Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture International Conference that took place in Nottingham in April 2015.
As announced in earlier blog posts, an international conference on Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture was hosted by the Department of German Studies, University of Nottingham, on 13-15 April 2015. The conference was organised by Dr Katya Krylova, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of German Studies, and was sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, the Austrian Cultural Forum London and the University of Nottingham.
The conference was concerned with literature, film and cultural production in Austria over the past thirty years, a period that has been one of great transformation in Austrian society, with the beginning of the Waldheim affair nearly thirty years ago marking the start of the belated process of confronting the country’s National Socialist past. This year is one that is rich in anniversaries of significance for Austria. Today (27 April 2015) marks seventy years since the founding of the Second Republic. May…
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