Category archives for 19th Century Austrian Literature

Website of Cambridge New Habsburg Studies launched

The Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network is pleased to announce the launch of its website. The network aims to promote Habsburg studies in Cambridge by exploring new approaches to the history and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, including the new methodologies of gender studies and social history. It will use the new website as a platform to advertise upcoming […]

Research Associate: Scholarly Biography of Arthur Schnitzler

Research Associate Scholarly Biography of Arthur Schnitzler University of Cambridge Department of German and Dutch, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages Salary: £28,695 – £37,394 pa Start Date: 1 January 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter) Tenure: 51 months – ending on 31 March 2019 Vacancy Reference: GL04761 Closing Date: 12:00 midnight (GMT) on Thursday 4 December 2014 […]

Austrian Studies Association CfP: Crossing Borders – Blurring Borders

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Austrian Studies Association (2015)   Crossing Borders—Blurring Borders Grenzen überqueren—Grenzen verwischen   University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan March 26-29, 2015   In her novel Engel des Vergessens Maja Haderlap writes of crossing the border from Carinthia into Slovenia,“Das Überschreiten der Grenze ist hier kein natürlicher Vorgang, es ist […]

Anglo-Austrian Society Award for Doctoral Studies in the UK

The Anglo-Austrian Society proposes to make a further award for doctoral study, funded from the Otto Harpner Fund and the Angela Krosik Bequest, to a British or Austrian citizen from September 2014. The award is for doctoral research on a topic related to Austria. The award may be used for tuition fees or maintenance, or […]

CfP: 11th IBC International Postgraduate Conference in Austrian Literature and Culture Studies (3-4 July, 2014; 2nd call)

INGEBORG BACHMANN CENTRE FOR AUSTRIAN LITERATURE at the INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCH (IMLR), UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 2ND CALL FOR PAPERS WITH NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 20 MARCH 2014 11th IBC International Postgraduate Conference on Current Research in Austrian Literature and Culture Studies WEDNESDAY, 3 AND THURSDAY, 4 JULY 2014 Venue: IMLR, Senate House, Malet […]

Call for Articles: Austrian Studies 23 (2015): Translation Austria

Call for Papers Austrian Studies 23 (2015): Translation Austria Foreign cultural influences, often communicated by way of translation, had an enormous impact on Austrian culture and often provided the catalyst for innovation. Conversely, Austrian literature, from Salten’s Bambi to Eva Menasse, has enjoyed considerable international success in translation. For the 2015 issue of Austrian Studies, […]

Two AHRC-funded PhD studentships are available (2104-17) as part of the project ‘Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)

*Readvertisement: Deadline for applications extended to Monday 14 April 2014* Two AHRC-funded PhD studentships are available (2104-17) as part of the project ‘Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) Two three-year PhD studentships are available from 1 October 2014, as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Digital Critical Edition of Middle-Period Works by […]

Call for Review: The curious case of “Claustria”: the Fritzl case as a literary metaphor

CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEW BY HELEN FINCH! When Josef Fritzl was charged with incestuous rape, among several other offences against universal humane – ethical standards, in 2009, the global press took notice and over a period of many months, the question whether this was a ‘typically Austrian’ crime, given Austria’s Nazi past and its  difficulties with […]

New “Austrian Studies” MA offered at the University of Vienna

Last Monday,  on 19 November 2012, Professor Konstanze Fliedl (Vienna) gave a greatly recieved lecture entitled “A Farewell to Words. Zu den Uebersetzungen von Ingeborg Bachmanns Abschied von England“ at the University of London. The lecture was the 4th Biennial IBC Lecture and formed part of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations. Konstanze Fliedl’s excellent semantic and metric analysis of […]

Blogging Austria?

A commentary by Florian Krobb (National University of Ireland Maynooth), Editor of Austrian Studies I don’t even know what a blog is, I have never read one nor contributed to one. Wikipedia defines it as ‘a discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse […]

L’amour infini? Schnitzler’s affair with the audience. A Night of Affairs – A timeless adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s Hands Around

On 7th January 1897, Arthur Schnitzler wrote a letter to the literary critic and theatre director Otto Brahm stressing that he had never composed something so unperformable than his actual work that initially carried the title Liebesreigen and was later abbreviated to Reigen (Hands Around). Brahm soon replied with the verdict that Hands Around was […]

Austrian Literature – Anything but a “German appendix”?

A few weeks ago, a German colleague asked me in an amicable discussion whether this Austrian research-blog was conceptualized as a form of ‘defence’ reaction towards the integration of Austrian Studies within the ‘German Studies’ area in English speaking countries. My reply was that this blog does not want to alienate researchers of German by emphasizing the […]