Category archives for 21st Century Austrian Literature

Rauris: Literaturtage 2015 – A report

  Rauriser Literaturtage, 18-22 March 2015   Not only readers of this report, but also several of the writers invited to the Rauris literature festival are to be forgiven for not knowing what, where or who Rauris is – the winner of the 2015 Rauris prize, Hamburg playwright and short story author Karen Koehler was […]

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 […]

CfP: “ES GEHT UNS GUT” – Recent Trends in (Re)writing the Past in Austrian Literature since 2000 (27 November, 2014, IMLR London)

Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature, London at the Institute of Modern Languages Research    CALL FOR PAPERS: ‚ES GEHT UNS GUT‘ – Recent Trends in (Re)writing the Past in Austrian Literature since 2000     A one-day conference at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London Thursday, 27 November, 2014   Organizer: Heide Kunzelmann (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for […]

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 […]

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)


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, […]

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 […]

New Austrian Films at the ICA: Wednesday 4 December, 18.30

Join the Department of German, King’s College London for the UK premiere of two new Austrian films, Blackstory and Stillleben at the ICA on Wednesday 4 December 2013 from 18.30. Released in 2012, Christoph & Stefan Brunners’ short BlackStory and Sebastian Meise’s prize-winning feature Stillleben form provocative engagements with issues of repression, sexuality and violence. […]

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 […]

Enjoy your Cellar: Claustria, by Régis Jauffret (review)

It is tempting to suspect that Josef Fritzl lived his life auditioning for a career in a particular proud tradition of scabrous, satirical, uncomfortable literature. Ritchie Robertson famously argued that life in Austria in 2008 seems to have been competing with literature, and in the five years since then, literature has clamoured to outdo Fritzl’s […]

CfP for an Anthology on: Nestbeschmutzer oder Korrespondenzen jenseits der Hassliebe. Elfriede Jelinek und Thomas Bernhard

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS (Sammelband): “Nestbeschmutzer oder Korrespondenzen jenseits der Hassliebe. Elfriede Jelinek und Thomas Bernhard” Herausgegeben von Bastian Reinert und Clemens Götze Rechtzeitig zu zwei Jubiläen wollen wir mit unserem 2014 erscheinenden Sammelband – es jähren sich dann die Zuerkennung des Literaturnobelpreises an Elfriede Jelinek zum 10. und Thomas Bernhards Todestag zum 25. Mal – […]

Call for papers for the Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies: ” EVERYDAY LIFE IN EMIGRATION”

INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies CALL FOR PAPERS Everyday Life in Emigration Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies Volume 16 Proposals for contributions are requested on the subject of everyday life in emigration, for volume 16 of the […]

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 SERVICE – austrianresearchuk Profiles. Sample profile: Dr Heide Kunzelmann (University of Kent and SAS, University of London)

DEAR COLLEAGUE & (FUTURE) AUSTRIANRESEARCHUK-USER: This is a suggestion for a short research profile on austrianresearchuk. There’s no need to write long paragraphs about your research, neither do you have to add  lists of publications or of titles of your contributions to conferences and lectures. Remember: This initiative is meant to give others an idea of who you are, […]

Call for Papers: Translating Gender in Modern Austrian Literature (IGRS London, 8 May 2013)

INGEBORG BACHMANN CENTRE FOR AUSTRIAN LITERATURE at the INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON CALL FOR PAPERS Conference: “Translating Gender in Modern Austrian Literature” 8 May 2013 Venue: University of London, Senate House, G35 Co-organised by Heide Kunzelmann (IBC London) & Birgit Friedrich (Centre of Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, Nottingham) Keynote […]

Austrian authors write about London: “Zwei Wochen England” (Sonderzahl, 2012)

In 2012, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature London celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a Centre that not only promotes and facilitates the research of Modern Austrian Literature but also Austrian literature itself, always in close co-operation with the Austrian Cultural Forum London. In connection with this joyful event,  I am delighted to announce the publication of our book “Zwei Wochen […]