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>Bachmann Conference
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>Call for Papers
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>It is intended to hold a conference on current research on Ingeborg
>Bachmann's work in Trinity College Dublin from 30th April to 1st May
>2004. While the initial impetus for the conference is the 30th
>anniversary of Bachmann's death this month, the focus of the event
>will be forward-looking, addressing the question: what are likely to
>emerge in the coming years as areas of research interest?
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>It has been apparent at least since the publication of the
>Todesarten edition in 1995 and Sigrid Weigel's monograph in 1999
>that research on Bachmann is only beginning to address many aspects
>of her writing. It is only in recent years that theoretical,
>philosophical and historiographical issues which are central in her
>work are starting to attract the attention they deserve. It is these
>very contemporary issues to do with narratology, performativity,
>memory, trauma, reference, correspondence, intertextuality, to do
>with poststructuralism and feminism, to do with Derrida and
>Heidegger, Bloch and Benjamin... that we envisage will be addressed
>and taken forward by the conference. But that is to assume that we
>know what is on the way, and we look forward to receiving proposals
>from other areas of current research.
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>The organisers are looking at the possibility of bringing some
>members of the Vienna-based theatre group Projekt Theater Studio who
>have successfully staged a montage based on Bachmann's poetry to
>Dublin for the conference. It is also envisaged that a volume would
>emerge from the conference which would aim to provide a central
>focus and platform for Bachmann research in the coming years.
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>Abstracts of approx. 300 words should be sent by Friday, 12th
>December 2003 to the organisers:
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>Bernadette Cronin
>Department of German
>University College
>Cork.
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>+353 21 4902895
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>Caitriona Leahy
>Department of Germanic Studies
>Trinity College
>Dublin 2.
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>+353 1 6081107
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