Author Profile

Heide Kunzelmann

I am currently a lecturer in German at the University of Kent and the Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature (IBC) at the University of London. The IBC is a centre that promotes Austrian literary and cultural research in the UK and encourages input from experts in the field of Austrian Literary and Cultural Studies but also from the interested public. I have created this multi-authored blog to further interdisciplinary and transnational co-operations, transmedial discussions with the goal to make it a hub for Austrian related discussion and research in the UK. Share your thoughts and engage in a discussion about Austrian topics on our facebook page, in our blog or through email and become part of the AustrianResearchUK-community!

Recent Posts

Performance of Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi at Barts Pathology Museum, London

‘Prolonging life – we’re good at that!’   Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi by [Foreign Affairs] theatre company   A performance at Barts Pathology Museum, London, 23-25 September 2015 Book tickets here: Arthur Schnitzler’s unlikely comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912) tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware […]

In the Shadow of Kafka: a BBC Radio 3 series of documentaries and drama

In the Shadow of Kafka, a series of documentaries and drama on BBC Radio 3 from Sunday 10 May–Saturday 16 May, will examine one of the most elusive and intriguing figures in 20th century literature, Franz Kafka. 100 years since the publication of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the Czech writer remains one of the most influential […]

Call for Application: The Botstiber Foundation for Austrian-American Studies invites applications for fellowship (deadline: 31 March, 2015)

Fellowship Application Guidelines 2015 The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. A grant of up […]

‘Darkest Austria’ goes where ‘No Black Man has Set Foot Before’ – a follow up to “Das Fest des Huhns”

“DARKEST AUSTRIA” (1994), the follow up to Walter Wippersberg’s fantastic mockumentary “Das Fest des Huhns” from 1992 makes it onto the website of  the Californian Centre for the Research of Globalisation: Hilarious Political Satire: ‘Darkest Austria’ goes where ‘No Black Man has Set Foot Before’. Putting the foreign gaze in the centre  for humorous effect is […]

Let’s talk about “Da grosse Grobn” (H.C. Artmann’s Asterix versions) or “Alte Meister” by Mahler: CfC: Comics and Translations (New Readings, 10 Nov 2014)

This is a call for contributions after the heart of every comics fan, especially the fans of Hans Carl Artmann’s Viennese dialect version of Asterix or Nicolas Mahler’s rendition of Thomas Bernhard’s “Alte Meister” (a translation in more than one sense). FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE SEE THE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS by Tilmann Alternberg (a.o.) BELOW. COMICS AND […]