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2015: Modern Language Association (Vancouver) (Jacqueline Vansant)

390. Intermediality and Intertextuality in Austrian Literature
Friday, 9 January, 5:15-6:30 p.m., 3, VCC East
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Jacqueline Vansant, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn
  1. "Jem Cohen's Vienna," Todd Herzog, Univ. of Cincinnati
  2. "Reworking Disintegration: Werner Schroeder's Adaptation of Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina," Christina Mandt, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
  3. "Drawing the Past, Representing the Self: Intermedial Storytelling in Ulli Lust's Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens," Olivia Albiero, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

2014: Modern Language Association (Chicago, IL) (Heidi Schlipphacke)

332. Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies: Reading Freud, Freud Reading
Friday, 10 January, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
  1. Under-reading: Freud, Psychoanalysis, and the Interpretation of Cultural Agency," Tyler Bradway, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
  2. "The Ends of the Fetish: Materialist Aesthetics before and with Freud," Erica Weitzman, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  3. "Psychoanalytische Konzepte im Wandel: Freud und Elfriede Jelinek," Anna Babka, Universität Wien; Marlen Bidwell-Steiner, Universität Wien
764. Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies: Historical Approaches
Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Columbus, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Heidi Schlipphacke, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
  1. "Freud and Human Rights," Robert D. Tobin, Clark Univ.
  2. "'Watch Out, He Bites!': Otto Gross and Tampering with Transference in the Nascent Psychoanalytic Community," Tamara Beauchamp, Univ. of California, Irvine
  3. "Affective Passages: The Afterlife of Psychoanalysis in Postwar West Germany," Anna M. Parkinson, Northwestern Univ.

2013: Modern Language Association (Boston, MA) (Heidi Schlipphacke)

77. Hapsburg Nostalgia: The Emperor's New Clothes
Thursday, 3 January, 3:30-4:45 p.m., 202, Hynes
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Heidi Schlipphacke, Old Dominion Univ.
  1. "A Funeral March for Otto von Hapsburg as Farce," Peter Höyng, Emory Univ.
  2. "'Ein Kaiser kann nicht im Lift fahren': Hapsburg Nostalgia and the New World Order," Clinton Stuart Shaffer, Wheaton Coll., IL
  3. "Wir sind Kaiser: The Emperor as State Jester," Kerstin Fest, National Univ. of Ireland, Cork
183. Lost Empire: The "Haus Österreich" and the Elusive Home
Thursday, 3 January, 7:00-8:15 p.m., 301, Hynes
A special session
Presiding: Heidi Schlipphacke, Old Dominion Univ.
  1. "Joseph Roth's Lost Empire," Luis S. Krausz, Univ. of São Paulo
  2. "'Aus österreich-ungarischen Schlafzimmern': Nostalgic Longing in Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina," Eva B. Revesz, Denison Univ.
  3. "The Deconstruction of the 'Habsburg Myth' in Ingeborg Bachmann's Late Prose," Robert Pichl, Univ. of Vienna
305. Hapsburg Nostalgia: The Use and Abuse of Historical Legacy
Friday, 4 January, 1:45Ð3:00 p.m., 204, Hynes
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.
  1. "Dieses Land, das keines ist: Hapsburg Nostalgia and the 'Haus Österreich' in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard," Katya Krylova, Univ. of Nottingham
  2. "Nostalgia of the Future: Robert Musil and Landespatriotismus in The Man without Qualities," Salvatore Pappalardo, Villanova Univ.
  3. "Hapsburg Austria as the Occidental Other: Stefan Zweig's Novellas in Communist China," Arnhilt Hoefle, Univ. of London

2012: Modern Language Association (Seattle, WA) (Katie Arens)

328. Austria and Globalization from Multinational Empire through the European Union
Friday, 6 January, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Greenwood, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association )
Presiding: Katherine Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  1. "Vom Vielvoelkerstaat zur Europaeischen Union, oder die Dekonstruktion des 'habsburgerischen Mythos' von Franz Grillparzer ueber Ingeborg Bachmann bis zu Elfriede Jelinek," Robert Pichl, Univ. of Vienna
  2. "'A Very Fragile Identity': Austrian Globalization in Elfriede Jelinek's Gier," Ian Thomas Fleishman, Harvard Univ.
  3. "Heimat and Globalization in Recent Austrian Film," Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.

426. Global Exiles: Images of Otherness on Austria's World Maps
Saturday, 7 January, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Ballard, Sheraton
A special session (drawn from MALCA CFP)
Presiding: Carola Daffner, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale
  1. "Global Austria in the Nineteenth Century: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, and the 1846 Galician Uprising," John D. Pizer, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
  2. "The Bridge on the Drina: A Fatal Encounter of the Global Monarchy with the Dangerous Locality in Bosnia," Ana Foteva, Univ. of Minnesota, Morris
  3. "Exit 'the Subject,' Enter 'the Person': Assessing 'Recht muss Recht bleiben!' in the Case of Arigona Zogaj," Jutta M. Gsoels-Lorensen, Penn State Univ., Altoona

687. Negotiating Globalization: Millennial Fantasies of Austria's New Political Geographies
Sunday, 8 January, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Ravenna C, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.
  1. Filming Austria onto the Global Map: Liebeneiner's 1. April 2000 as a Politics of Memory for the Future," Katherine Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  2. "The Russians Are Coming: New Crimes, Old Fears, and Intercultural Alliances," Heike Henderson, Boise State Univ.
  3. "Fantasies of Global Austria in Josef Winkler's Literary Carinthia," Carola Daffner, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale

2011 Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, 09 January , 2011
748. Austria in/and Europe
10:15-11:30 a.m., 304C, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Robert von Dassanowsky, Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  1. >"Hofmannsthal's Post-World War I and Handke's Twenty-First-Century 'New Europe,'" Ana Foteva, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
  2. Criminalized Austria in a Criminalized Europe: Gerhard Roth's Orkus," Anita R. McChesney, Texas Tech Univ.
  3. "Robert Menasse's Schubumkehr: Mining the Past for an Old Image in a New Austria," Anna Souchuk, DePaul Univ.

Friday, 07 January
311. Old Master? Reevaluating Thomas Bernhard

1:45-3:00 p.m., 306B, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Gregor A. Thuswaldner, Gordon Coll., MA
  1. "'Ja, wo ist denn der Dichterling?': Zum Grillparzerpreis und seinen Nachwirkungen," Hanno Biber, Austrian Acad. of Sciences; Evelyn Breiteneder, Austrian Acad. of Sciences
  2. "Veraenderungen in der Rezeption Thomas Bernhards 20 Jahre nach dessen Tod," Joseph W. Moser, Washington and Jefferson Coll.
  3. "Literary Receptions of Thomas Bernhard's Works in France and Italy," Olaf Berwald, Univ. of North Dakota

Sunday, 09 January
789. Teaching and Translating Austrian Literature and Culture
1:45-3:00 p.m., 304C, LA Convention Center
A special session
Presiding: Nikhil A. Sathe, Ohio Univ., Athens

Speakers: Susan C. Anderson, Univ. of Oregon; Hillary Hope Herzog, Univ. of Kentucky; Heidi Schlipphacke, Old Dominion Univ.; Helga Schreckenberger, Univ. of Vermont; Jacqueline Vansant, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn
This session will probe a variety of ideas about teaching and translating Austrian literature. We include in the term literature verbal and cinematic texts, autobiographical texts, and novels. Case studies will include the English translation of Franz Werfel's Vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh as the first Holocaust novel, Christoph Ransmayr's thematizing of translation in Die letzte Welt, Peter Henisch's autobiographical exploration of his father's Nazi past in Negatives of My Father, and the film adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek's The Piano Teacher. The session will conclude with a discussion of the specific examples of Austrian literature used across the curriculum.


2009 Modern Language Association: Philadelphia, PA

Monday, 28 December
209. Ingeborg Bachmann

12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Congress C, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Katherine Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  1. "Memory Cures: Ingeborg Bachmann's Parable of National Trauma," Sonja Boos, Oberlin Coll.
  2. "Reimagining Radio: Echoes of Ingeborg Bachmann," Eric Jarosinski, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  3. "Verortung und Verirrung. Ingeborg Bachmanns Sprachphilosophie," Bastian Reinert, Univ. of Chicago
  4. "'We Must Find Real Sentences': The Symbiotic Relation between Language and Music in Defining the Aesthetics of Ingeborg Bachmann," Walter Kreyszig, Univ. of Saskatchewan

Wednesday, 30 December
714. Mediated Performance Spaces in Contemporary Austrian Literature and Culture
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Washington C, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State Univ.
  1. "Ueberlagerungen: Schrift-Bild-Konvergenzen in Elfried Jelinek's Jackie," Karl Ivan Solibakke, Syracuse Univ.
  2. "Mediated Complicity: Surveillance in the Films of Michael Haneke," William H. Carter, Tulane Univ.
  3. "Performances of Memory and Identity in Romani Communities," Michaela Maria Grobbel, Sonoma State Univ.
  4. "'Mis-Guided' in Vienna: Sixteen Ways to See a City," Gundolf Graml, Agnes Scott Coll.

2008: Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, 27 December
67. Robert Musil
5:15-6:30 p.m., Pacific Suite B, Marriott
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Helga Schreckenberger, Univ. of Vermont
  1. "Musil's Essayismus, Reflective Judgment, and the Postmodern Sublime," Mark Freed, Central Michigan Univ.
  2. "A High-Pressure Dome over Austria: Mach, Musil, Mauthe, and Postmodern Culture," Katherine Marie Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  3. "Why Does Ulrich Need Woman/Women? Musil's Version of Round Dance in Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften," Wolfgang MŸller-Funk, Univ. of Vienna
  4. "'Flesh in the Grip of an Idea': Theatrical 'Conversion' in The Man without Qualities," John Selvidge, Emory Univ.
  5. download: Musil

2007 Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL

Sunday, 30 December
766. Post-Allied Austria: The Influence of the Occupying Allied Forces on Austrian Literature after 1945
1:45-3:00 p.m., Huron, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Heide Kunzelmann, Aston Univ.
  1. "Ingeborg Bachmann and the 'Universal Prostitution' of the Occupation Period," Joseph G. McVeigh, Smith Coll.
  2. "The Step to the Other Side: Franz Tumler, from Celebrated National Socialist Writer to New Writing Strategies," Barbara Maria Hoiss, Univ. of Innsbruck
  3. "Constructing Austria: Lexical Evidence from Post-World War II Texts from the AAC (Austrian Academy Corpus)," Hanno Biber, Austrian Acad. of Sciences
  4. download: Post-Allied Austria

Friday, 28 December
381. Transnational and Intercultural Aspects of Contemporary Austrian Literature

7:15-8:30 p.m., Parlor F, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Leslie Morris, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  1. "Broadcast Space as Artistic Space: Transcultural Radio, Itinerant Thought, and the Global Sphere," Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State Univ., Tempe "Nationality, Ethnicity, and Identity in Vladimir Vertlib's Zwischenstationen," Helga Schreckenberger, Univ. of Vermont
  2. download:Transnational and Intercultural Aspects of Contemporary Austrian Literature and Culture

2006 Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA

197. Current Trends in Austrian Literature and Culture
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Congress C, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Helga Schreckenberger, Univ. of Vermont
  1. "Maze, Museum, Metropolis: Intertextuality and Dialects of Myth Transformation in Eva Menasse's Vienna, Peter Rosei's Wien Metropolis, and Gerhard Roth's Das Labyrinth," Gregor A. Thuswaldner, Gordon Coll., MA
  2. "Austria's Missing Third Man (Woman)?" Francis M. Sharp, Univ. of the Pacific
  3. "Retelling the Past in Josef Haslinger's Vaterspiel and Alois Hotschnig's Ludwigs Zimmer," Isolde Mueller, Saint Cloud State Univ.

Saturday, 30 December
708. Grillparzer in/and Literary History
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom C2, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Clifford Albrecht Bernd, Univ. of California, Davis
  1. "The Fate of Grillparzer in Literary History," Clifford Albrecht Bernd
  2. "Classicism and the Tyranny of the Moderns: How Grillparzer Resists Weimar," Katherine Marie Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  3. "Grillparzers dramaturgische Emancipation von der Weimarer Klassik," Robert Pichl, UniversitŠt Wien
  4. Respondent: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

2005 Modern Language Association, Washington DC

Thursday, 29 December
458. Cinema in Austria, Austria in Cinema
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Military, Washington Hilton
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association (imke Meyer)
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.
  1. "Haneke's Funny Games and Schiller's Coercive Classicism," Gail K. Hart, Univ. of California, Irvine
  2. "Deprovincializing Jelinek: Haneke's La pianiste," Heidi Schlipphacke, Old Dominion Univ.
  3. "Screening Austrian History," Jacqueline Vansant, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn

Friday, 30 December
734. Elfriede Jelinek
12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Caucus, Washington Hilton
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.
  1. "Elfriede Jelinek: Postmodern Allegorist," Nancy C. Erickson, Bemidji State Univ.
  2. "(Not) Reading the Holocaust: Illegibility and Elfriede Jelinek's Die Kinder der Toten," Ian W. Wilson, Centre Coll.

2004 Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA

Wednesday, 29 December
551. Family Ties: Representations of Family in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
3:30-4:45 p.m., Anthony, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.
  1. "Submissive Masters: The Role of the Maidservant in Sacher-Masoch's Masochism," Christine R. Rinne, Dartmouth Coll.
  2. "Dysfunctional Families in the Work of Veza Canetti," Ruth Kluger, Univ. of California, Irvine
  3. "Erich Fried's Radical Paternalism," Karin Bauer, McGill Univ.

Thursday, 30 December
770. Grillparzer in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Drama
1:45-3:00 p.m., Anthony, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Clifford Albrecht Bernd, Univ. of California, Davis
  1. "Grillparzer's Jewish Characters in the Context of the Nineteenth Century," Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
  2. "Gender and Colonialism in Grillparzer's Medea Trilogy Das goldene Vlies," Christian Rogowski, Amherst Coll.
  3. "Grillparzer als Dramatiker des 'FrŸhrealismus' zwischen Kleist und BŸchner," Robert Pichl, Univ. of Vienna

PAMLA 2005: Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (Imke Meyer)

Panel: Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College.

  1. A Botched Death for a Botched Life? The Execution Scene in Kafka¹s Der Prozeß. Simona Moti, University of California, Irvine. 20 minutes.
    The paper examines the final hours of Kafka¹s protagonist in terms of an established protocol of execution from early modern penal history, as recorded by Richard van Dülmen in "Theater des Schreckens" and Richard Evans in "Rituals of Retribution." This protocol involved a ritualistic sequence of events, most of which are carefully featured in Josef K.¹s execution scene.
  2. Trakl¹s "schöne Leich." Laura A. McLary, University of Portland. 20 minutes.
    Georg Trakl¹s poetry, obsessed with death and decay, was entirely typical of the culture of early twentieth-century Austria-Hungary, which celebrated and aestheticized death. His suicide in 1914 presented his admiring readers with a much-desired object of adoration and contemplation: his dead body. Members of the Innsbruck-based Brenner circle focused their attention on resurrecting Trakl¹s corpse for reinterrment in Innsbruck, creating an extended version of the Austrian 'schöne Leich'," and defining the focus of the literary magazine until its end in 1954.
  3. Angst and the Automobile: The Disorientation of the Pedestrian in Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Heidi Tilghman, University of Washington. 20 minutes.
    Brief Description: The street--with its horseless carriages, electric streetcars, racing coaches, bicycles, and oblivious pedestrians--is the locus of modern Angst in Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. It demonstrates the threat that the new century poses to the 19th-century city. The paper explores the structural and psychological roles played by the street in the novel and links it as well to the novel's more fundamental explorations of the physical universe (relativity theory and quantum mechanics) and personal identity.

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Fifty-Ninth Annual Convention
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. October 20-22, 2005

Session organized by John Antosh, SUNY-Fredonia, Dept. of Modern Languages, Fredonia, NY 14063


MLA 2004, Philadelphia

Wednesday, 29 December
551. Family Ties: Representations of Family in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
3:30­4:45 p.m., Anthony, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr Coll.

  1. "Submissive Masters: The Role of the Maidservant in Sacher-Masoch¹s Masochism," Christine R. Rinne, Dartmouth Coll.
  2. "Dysfunctional Families in the Work of Veza Canetti," Ruth Kluger, Univ. of California, Irvine
  3. "Erich Fried¹s Radical Paternalism," Karin Bauer, McGill Univ.

Thursday, 30 December
770. Grillparzer in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Drama
1:45­3:00 p.m., Anthony, Loews
Program arranged by the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association
Presiding: Clifford Albrecht Bernd, Univ. of California, Davis

  1. "Grillparzer¹s Jewish Characters in the Context of the Nineteenth Century," Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
  2. "Gender and Colonialism in Grillparzer¹s Medea Trilogy Das goldene Vlies," Christian Rogowski, Amherst Coll.
  3. "Grillparzer als Dramatiker des 'Frührealismus' zwischen Kleist und Büchner," Robert Pichl, Univ. of Vienna

Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C.

105. Roundtable: Publishing in Austrian Studies
Saturday, October 9, 2004; 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Salon H
  • Moderator: Lonnie Johnson, Fulbright Commission, Vienna
  • Günter Bischof, University of New Orleans
  • Gary Cohen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Geoffrey C. Howes, Bowling Green State University
  • Charles Ingrao, Purdue University
  • Anton Pelinka, Universität Innsbruck
  • Jacqueline Vansant, University of Michigan-Dearborn

PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
Annual Conference, November 5-7, 2004: Reed College, Portland, Oregon

MALCA Panel I
Presiding Officer: Wolfgang Nehring, UCLA

  1. Brigitte Prutti, University of Washington.
    "Gotische Eskapaden: Zur ?sthetik der Transgression in Grillparzers Ahnfrau."
  2. Charles Hammond, Jr., University California, Irvine
    "The Species of Friendship in Kafka's Amerika."
  3. Nina Sylvester, University of California, Los Angeles
    "Working Girl: Vicki Baum¹s Stud.Chem. Helene Willführ."

MALCA Panel II
Presiding Officer: Heidi Schlipphacke

  1. Michaela Grobbel, Sonoma State University
    "Stecken, Stab und Stangl. Elfriede Jelinek¹s Memory Theater 'Commemorating' the 1995 Murder of Roman in Austria's Burgenland."
  2. Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College
    "Heimat, Nostalgia, and Marlene Streeruwitz's _Lisa's Liebe._"
  3. Hubert Lengauer, Universit@t Klagenfurt
    "Subterranean, But Not Homesick: Peter Handke¹s Latest Blues."
  4. Laura A. McLary, University of Portland
    "The Traveling Woman and the Web of Connections in Lilian Faschinger¹s Paarweise."


PAMLA 2003 meeting, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Friday, November 7, 2003

F 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College

  1. "Dangerous Desire: Melancholia in Otto Weininger¹s Geschlecht und Charakter."
    Ulrike Peters, University of Michigan.
  2. "'Der ungeheure Begriff Asien': Hugo von Hofmannsthal¹s Search for Antiquity."
    Susanne Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles.
  3. "Poetry After Auschwitz: The Publication of Ingeborg Bachmann¹s Unfinished Poems."
    Eva Reeves, University of California, Irvine.


2002 Annual Modern Language Association Conference:

# 534: Topographies of Memory in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
Sunday, December 29, 2002, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Conference H, Sheraton
Presiding: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College

  1. "Mnemonic Devices: Rachel Whiteread's Minimalist Monument in
    Vienna's Judenplatz," Lisa Saltzman, Bryn Mawr College.
  2. "Oedipal Topographies: Elfriede Jelinek's `Die Klavierspielerin'
    and the Disappearing Father," Heidi M. Schlipphacke, Old Dominion University.
  3. "Topographies of Memory: Bachmann and Haneke, `Drei Wege zum See',"
    Willy Riemer, University of Delaware.Pane

# 762: Gender and Politics in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture
Monday, December 30, 2002, 12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Conference D, Sheraton
Presiding: Heidi M. Schlipphacke, Old Dominion University

  1. "Adolf Loos and the Politics of `Ladies' Fashion'," Patrizia Carollo McBride, University of Minnesota.
  2. "No Exit for Sissy: Privilege, Nationality, and Gender in Ruth Beckermann's `Ein fluechtiger Zug nach dem Orient'," Dagmar C.G. Lorenz, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  3. "Das Geschlecht des Populisten: Haiders Selbstbild und Jelineks Gegendarstellung," Jay Julian Rosellini, Suffolk University.


2001 Annual Modern Language Association Conference, New Orleans

199. Seriously Funny: Humor, Comedy, and Satire in Austrian Literature and Culture I
Friday, 28 December, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Iberville, Marriott
Program arranged by the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.
Presiding: Geoffrey C. Howes, Bowling Green State Univ.

  1. "Hanswurst Redux: Staberl, Titus, and Annina," Katherine Marie Arens, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  2. "Über die Unpässlichkeit des Gelächters: Vom Versuch der Unterwerfung des Witzes durch die Literatur im Wiener Volksstück," Christian M. Aspalter, Univ. of Vienna
  3. "'Ohne dass der Hörer kapiert': Humor and the Cold War in Postwar Austrian Radio," Joseph G. McVeigh, Smith Coll.

Sunday, 30 December, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Balcony I, Marriott
812. Seriously Funny: Humor, Comedy, and Satire in Austrian Literature and Culture II

Program arranged by the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association. Presiding: Jacqueline Vansant, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn

  1. "Joining in the Fun: Quer Sacrum Meets Ver Sacrum in Fin de Siècle Vienna," Julie Greer Johnson, Utah State Univ.
  2. "The Ludic Pathology of Everyday Life: Austrian Psychoanalysis and Humor," Thomas Paul Bonfiglio, Univ. of Richmond
  3. "Humor as 'Terrorism of the Mind': A Feminist Analysis of Laughter and Violence in the Plays of Marlene Streeruwitz," Nele Hempel, Univ. of Memphis


2000 MLA sessions, Washington D.C.

Session 1: # 459
Friday, 29 December, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Dupont, Washington Hilton
From Habsburg to Haider: Multi-Ethnic Austria 1900/2000 (I)
Presiding: Craig Decker, Bates College

  1. "Fin-de-Siècle Masochism: Negotiating Multi-Ethnicity"
    Barbara Mennel, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  2. "From Halbasien to Europe: Contrasting Representations of Austrian Bukovina"
    Valentina Glajar, Ohio State University
  3. "The Anti-politician with Qualities: Musil on Jörg Haider"
    Patrizia C. McBride, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Session II, #758
Saturday, 30 December, 10:15-11:30 a.m., C-326, Washington Hilton.

From Habsburg to Haider: Multi-Ethnic Austria 1900/2000 (II)
Presiding: Geoffrey C. Howes, Bowling Green State University

  1. "'Haus Österreich' contra 'Habsburgischer Mythos': Die exemplarische Aufarbeitung geschichtlicher Altlasten bei Ingeborg Bachmann"
    Robert Pichl, University of Vienna
  2. "'Second, Deeper Sky': Handke, Yugophilia, Ethnic Self-Fashioning, and Empire"
    Marton Marko, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  3. "Cultural Identity and Public Spaces in Recent Austrian Film"
    Aili Zheng, Johns Hopkins University

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