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Call for Papers

Austria & Canada:  Cultural Relations

International Conference

Oct. 10-11, 2014  

(University of Vienna, Austria)


Host:                         Verein Neugermanistik (Vienna)  /  University of Vienna
In co-operation with:   Embassy of Canada (Vienna) / Centre for Canadian Studies (U. of Vienna)
Organizer:                  Marc-Oliver Schuster (U. of Vienna) 
                                 Nicole Perry (U. of Vienna / Canada)
Guest speaker:           Joseph Eliot MAGNET (Full Prof., Faculty of Law, U. of Ottawa)




The organizers invite scholars from varied disciplines (cultural studies, transatlantic studies, literary studies, theater studies, film studies, musicology, art history etc.) to contribute a paper or panel on relationships and comparisons between Austria and Canada from the 19th century to the present. Both Austria and Canada occupy a space that is slightly outside of the usual debates surrounding their larger and more influential neighbors, yet both countries have their own long-standing traditions that expose cultural idiosyncrasies and overlap in historical encounters. 

Papers sought:
Papers as well as reports on works-in-progress and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related – but not restricted – to any of the following themes:

#   cultural aspects of constitutional topics and demographic developments
#   cultural issues of national identity, multiculturalism, and multilingualism
#   emigration and exile
         e.g. life and work of Hans Eichner, Henry Kreisel, and Herfried Scheer
#   influences and co-operations in the arts and popular culture
         e.g. David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke, Anne of Green Gables
#   cultural mediators, writers, journalists, and translators
         e.g. Anna Helene Askanasy, Marta Karlweis and Charles Ulric Wassermann, Anton Frisch, Karin Fuerst, Erich Koch, Eugen von Philippovich, John T. Salvendy, Bryan B. Sterling, and Carl Weiselberger

Submission details:
Abstract (for papers or panels) due:  June 15, 2014
Acceptance notification:     June 16, 2014

Please send abstracts (not more than 500 words in English, French, or German) together with a short CV to the organizers:
Marc-Oliver Schuster:    marc-oliver.schuster@univie.ac.at
Nicole Perry:                 nicole.perry@univie.ac.at

The conference is free of charge and open to the public.
Papers and discussions will be held in English, French, and German.
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in a volume edited by the organizers. Papers for this volume should be submitted in English in order to appeal to a broader readership.



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