Date: January 24-25, 2014
Venue: The Stefan Zweig Centre, Austria
Austria and America
Cross-Cultural Encounters 1933-1955
The University of Salzburg’s American Studies Department invites scholars from various disciplines including literature, cultural studies, transatlantic studies, theater studies, musicology and art history to a two-day conference reflecting on America’s relationship with Austria. This second in a series of conferences on Austrian-American relations focuses on the years between the end of the First Austrian Republic and the close of Austria’s U.S. occupation.
Panels, papers and presentations might treat the following themes:
• Comparative imagology and representations of the American/Austrian Other in literature, film, song and other media
• Ties between literary and political transatlantic relations involving Austria and the U.S.
• Issues of immigration and emigration
• Literary presentations of Austrian culture, politics, literature or psychoanalysis in the U.S.
• Mid-century English-language translations of Austrian literature
• Austrian authors on the American stage or in American film
• Images of Austria in the American imagination/ Images of America in the Austrian imagination
• American military fictions, film, or nonfictional texts set in Austria
Proposals for 20-minute papers or presentations should include a title, abstract (300 words maximum) and a brief personal biography, sent as a Word document in English or German, to the conference organizers by August 15, 2013:
Professor Dr. Ralph J. Poole firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Joshua Parker email@example.com
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