Category archives for Austrian History

Interrogating Ellie: bringing Austrian history to life

‘Interrogating Ellie’ is a book about an English woman’s experience in Austria during the Nazi period. An associated web site is designed as an educational resource to introduce students to this period. It can be found here: http://www.interrogating-ellie.com The book and website  use the central story of one individual’s experiences to ‘bring history to life.’  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

CONF: GERMAN IN THE WORLD (London, IMLR, 2 June 2014)

  With globalisation comes the need to redefine boundaries and research agendas of academic fields and the Humanities, especially Foreign languages, are no exception. With the decline in language learners in the UK and the public and political discussion about the necessity of language learning that has been haunting the media for a while now (click  […]

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 […]

What Has Austrian Economics to Do with Literature? – David Gordon – Mises Daily

David Gordon reviews Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture • Edited by Paul A. Cantor and Stephen Cox • Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009, in the light of Austrian Economics: “The contributors to this outstanding collection of essays propose a revolution in literary criticism — a revolution, moreover, that has as […]

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 […]

CfP for Viennese Conference on German speaking Literature of the Cold War 1947-1968

Our colleagues at the University of Vienna, Michael Rohrwasser and Günther Stocker,  have issued a Call for Papers that relates to a period in Austrian Cultural and Literary history which had not been addressed in such an explicit way over many decades. Now that Post-War times are more than 60 years in the past and Austria’s role in […]

ACF Book launch: Roman Elegy by Sabine Gruber

For everybody interested in New Austrian Literature: this week, the English translation of Sabine Gruber’s “Roman Elegy” was launched at the Austrian Cultural Forum London:  Tuesday 16 April, 7pm 2013 A compelling tale of lost love, hatred, and reconciliation, during some of the darkest periods of European history. From Rome in the fascist 1940s, to 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]