Austria and America: Cross-Cultural Encounters 1933-1955

City: 
Salzburg
Country: 
Austria
Organizer: 
The University of Salzburg and the Stefan Zweig Centre
Closing date for submissions: 
1 May, 2013
Event dates: 
24.01.2014 - 25.01.2014
Contact: 
Professor Dr. Ralph J. Poole ralph.poole@sbg.ac.at Dr. Joshua Parker joshua.parker@sbg.ac.at

 

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

Salzburg, Austria

 

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:

Professor Dr. Ralph J. Poole

Dr. Joshua Parker

 

Notification of acceptance will be made by May 14.

 

 

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