Category archives for History of mentality

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 […]

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 Organizer:  Katherine Arens, U of Texas at Austin Conference website […]

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 […]

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 […]