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Call for Papers: Il pensiero politico di Wilhelm von Humboldt Advertisements

Let’s talk about “Da grosse Grobn” (H.C. Artmann’s Asterix versions) or “Alte Meister” by Mahler: CfC: Comics and Translations (New Readings, 10 Nov 2014)

This is a call for contributions after the heart of every comics fan, especially the fans of Hans Carl Artmann’s Viennese dialect version of Asterix or Nicolas Mahler’s rendition of Thomas Bernhard’s “Alte Meister” (a translation in more than one sense). FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE SEE THE CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS by Tilmann Alternberg (a.o.) BELOW. COMICS AND […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 on the problems and chances of literary criticism on the internet: Literaturkritik in Zeiten des Internets – Thesen zu ihrer Verteidigung und einige Bedenken : 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 […]

Originally posted on CLaRA blog:
On July 5-6, 2012, the 6th biennial LLAS conference entitled ‘Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education’ took place in Edinburgh. The rich conference programme included plenaries from distinguished scholars and policy makers such as Prof Jim Coleman (Open University, chair of University Council of Modern Languages UCML; click here to…

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 […]