Category archives for General Cultural Studies

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Reblogged from literaturkritik.de: Thomas Anz on “Literaturkritik in Zeiten des Internets – Thesen zu ihrer Verteidigung und einige Bedenken”

For all our followers who read German –  have a look at this enlightening article by Thomas Anz , Professor of German at Marburg University and General Editor of literaturkritik.de on the problems and chances of literary criticism on the internet: Literaturkritik in Zeiten des Internets – Thesen zu ihrer Verteidigung und einige Bedenken : literaturkritik.de Although this post […]

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 […]

“Pupils must learn to speak in sentences..” – Reading sets you apart from the rest

This is a post that is not directly related to Austrian Studies but to the context we work in: the promotion foreign language and cultures. A few days ago, Education Secretary Michael Gove commented on his proposed education reform: “In common with high-performing schools in this country and other high-performing jurisdictions, I want to add breadth to the […]