CFP: MALCA (Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association) Conference, April 7-10, 2011 at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Metro Area)


TOPIC: Jews and/or Jewish Austrians in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture


DESCRIPTION: The contributions of Jewish Austrians to Modern Austrian Literature and Culture have been most significant throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and continue to thrive after the Shoah and into the twenty-first century. This conference will seek to answer some of the following questions within this vast topic or address some of the topics and questions outlined below, and we welcome papers that address other issues of Jews and/or Jewish Austrian in Modern Austrian Literature as well. Interdisciplinary approaches to literature as well as submissions from colleagues in related fields are welcome.


POSSIBLE PAPER and PANEL TOPICS include, but not limited to:

-Anti-Semitism and Zionism in Austria.

-Jewish Galician and Bukovina writers

-Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor narratives

-Depictions of Jewish Austrians by non-Jewish Austrians.

-How have Jewish Austrian writers and essayists influenced Austrian Politics?

-How do Jewish Austrian writings differ from Jewish German texts?

-Authors: Schnitzler, Freud, J. Roth, Kafka, Celan, Aichinger, Torberg, H. Spiel, Schindel, Menasse Rabinovici, and many others.



Professor Dagmar C.G. Lorenz (University of Illinois at Chicago)



Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2010

Please send abstract (max. 300 words) and one paragraph bio to: [log in to unmask]

Conference Organizers: Joseph Moser and Michael Shaughnessy

Dr. Joseph W. Moser
Assistant Professor of German
Book Review Editor, Modern Austrian Literature
Washington & Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301 USA
Tel: +1-724-503-1001, Ext. 3366
Fax: +1-724-223-6053








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