Date: January 24-25, 2014
Venue: The Stefan Zweig Centre, Austria
Austria and America
Cross-Cultural Encounters 1933-1955
The University of Salzburg and the Stefan Zweig Centre
January 24-25, 2014
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 May 1, 2013:
Notification of acceptance will be made by May 14.