Category archives for Austrian Identity

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]