Austria and America: Cross-Cultural Encounters 1933-1955

The University of Salzburg and the Stefan Zweig Centre
Closing date for submissions: 
1 May, 2013
Event dates: 
24.01.2014 - 25.01.2014
Professor Dr. Ralph J. Poole Dr. Joshua Parker


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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