The University of Salzburg and the Stefan Zweig Centre
March 26-27, 2015
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 third in a series of conferences on Austrian-American relations focuses on the years following the end of U.S. occupation to the present.
Panels, papers and presentations might treat the following themes:
Ties between literary and political transatlantic relations involving Austria and the U.S.
Images of Austria in the American imagination/ Images of America in the Austrian imagination.
Comparative imagology and representations of the American/Austrian Other in literature, film, song and other media.
American fiction, film, or nonfictional texts set in Austria.
Austrian influences on American music, literature or popular culture.
Literary presentations of Austrian culture, politics, literature or psychoanalysis in the U.S.
Austrian authors on the American stage or in American film.
Issues of immigration and emigration.
English-language translations of Austrian literature.
Keynote speaker: Günter Bischof, Marshall Plan Professor of History and Director of Center Austria, University of New Orleans
Proposals for panels, individual 20-minute papers or presentations should include a title, abstract (300 words maximum) and a brief personal biography, sent as a single Word document in English or German, to the conference organizers by December 7, 2014.
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