Category archives for 20th Century Austrian Literature

Arthur Schnitzler’s take on end-of-life care: Symposium on ‘”Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics’

‘“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics’   A cross-disciplinary Symposium at Barts Pathology Museum, London 25-26 September 2015 This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to ongoing debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anton Kuh – A monocle-wearing Bohemian

By Isabella Ferron I would like to join the Austrian Forum with a short article about the Austrian author, journalist and essayist, descending from a highly assimilated Jewish family originated from Prague, Anton Kuh (Vienna 1890-1941 New York). Anton Kuh, as I hope to show, was not only a very unique writer but also a […]

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 […]

“Safety Net: On Thomas Bernhard and Siegfried Unseld” – Bernhard in the international press

Holly Case explores the relationship between notoriously difficult writer Thomas Bernhard and his editor Siegfried Unseld in her article Safety Net: On Thomas Bernhard and Siegfried Unseld. (The Nation, January 2013). The exchange of letters between Bernhard and Unseld started in 1961 and went on for almost three decades until Bernhard’s death. The letters can be found […]

CFP: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture, University of Nottingham, 13-15 April 2015

CFP: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture, University of Nottingham, 13-15 April 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture International Conference University of Nottingham (UK) 13-15 April 2015     Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Allyson Fiddler (University of Lancaster) Professor Jonathan Long (University of Durham) Professor Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (University of […]

CfP: Austria and Canada Cultural Relations (International Conference)

Austria & Canada: Cultural Relations (International Conference)Time: Oct. 10-11, 2014Location: University of Vienna, Austria (Alte Kapelle, Campus)Host: Verein Neugermanistik (Vienna)  /  University of ViennaIn co-operation with: Embassy of Canada (Vienna) / Centre for CanadianStudies (U. of Vienna)Organizer: Marc-Oliver Schuster (U. of Vienna), Nicole Perry (U. of Vienna/ Canada)Guest speaker: Joseph Eliot Magnet (Faculty of Law, U. […]

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 […]

CfP: A Storybook Homecoming? Remigration in Context (Vienna, 19-21 February 2015)

A Storybook Homecoming? Remigration in Context Symposium at the University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, and the Vienna City Library 19–21 February 2015   Call for papers   The Austrian critic and author Hans Weigel called his return to Austria after his exile in Switzerland in autumn of 1945 a „storybook-homecoming“. He quickly gained […]

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 […]

CONF: New Neighbours in german, Austrian and Swiss Literature, Film and Discourse

  New Neighbours in German, Austrian and Swiss Literature, Film and Discourse An interdisciplinary conference at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London in cooperation with the Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick 28 and 29 April 2014 From the CfP: At this point in history after the recent European retreat […]

Call for Contributions (deadline 1 Oct 2013): Everyday Life in Emigration: Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, Vol. 16

Call for Contributions Everyday Life in Emigration: Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, Volume 16 a peer-reviewed journal published by Rodopi Proposals for contributions are requested on the subject of everyday life in emigration, for vol. 16 of the Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, […]

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   1914: 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 2014asaconference@gmail.com Organizer:  Katherine Arens, U of Texas at Austin Conference website […]

New Austrian Literature in Translation: Nadja Spiegel & Kurt Lanthaler

Newly translated short stories by Kurt Lanthaler and Nadja Spiegel feature in the current issue of the Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly, launched earlier this month at Trinity College Dublin. Spiegel’s death and ophelia (translated by Rachel McNicholl) and Lanthaler’s The Flying Chairs (translated by Nóra Butler) are among the thirteen stories chosen for […]

Austrian Literature in Asia: Translators discuss Stefan Zweig and Fritz Jensen

It has only been in recent years that researchers from Austria and beyond seem to have warmed to the idea that literature produced in Austria and/or by Austrians can be looked at from a truly global perspective. Projects like PhD theses on the reception of Austrian literature in China or in the Iran, just like international […]