Category archives for Austrian Research (general)

On Jonathan Franzen’s The Kraus Project

Originally posted on In the Moment:
Marjorie Perloff Shortly after my essay (“Avant-Garde in a Different Key:  Karl Kraus’s The Last Days of Mankind”) went to press, Kraus, whose work has long been neglected in the Anglophone world, suddenly found himself at the center of lively controversy in the press. The occasion was the publication…

Performance of Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi at Barts Pathology Museum, London

‘Prolonging life – we’re good at that!’   Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi by [Foreign Affairs] theatre company   A performance at Barts Pathology Museum, London, 23-25 September 2015 Book tickets here: http://www.foreignaffairs.org.uk/productions/professor-bernhardi/ Arthur Schnitzler’s unlikely comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912) tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware […]

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 […]

Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network – Upcoming seminars

The Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network is delighted to announce two seminars on Material Culture and The Habsburg Army this term. They will both be held at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. All welcome! Wednesday 18th February 2015, Auditorium, 5-6pm Harriet Rudolph (Regensburg) Entangled Objects? The Material Culture of Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Habsburg–Ottoman Diplomacy (1527–1648) The paper examines the various forms, […]

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 […]

“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: “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 […]

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 […]

The Sound of Protest

Here’s a link to a blog I wrote for my home uni, but the research on which it’s based might be of interest to austrianresearchuk readers.  You might enjoy listening to the musical examples by clicking on the links in the blog and if you want to read more, please see ‘Performing Protest’ in IASPM@Journal.

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, […]

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 […]

Female migration from Austria after the Second World War

Wednesday 15 January 2014, 7.00pm Austrian Cultural Forum London Dr Jill Lewis (Swansea University) examines the historical and social context of the Destination UK exhibition. Between 1948 and 1952 approximately 4,000 Austrian women travelled to the UK to work. They included factory workers, clerks, hairdressers and students. Most were recruited to work in the mills […]