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Mozart - A Challenge for Literature and Thought

Department of German, School of Modern Languages
Queen Mary, University of London
5-7 April 2006


Conference Co-ordinator: Professor Rüdiger Görner (r.goerner@qmul.ac.uk),
in association with the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature
(School of Advanced Study, University of London), the Austrian Cultural
Forum, Anglo-Austrian Society, German Embassy

Visit: http://www.modern-languages.qmul.ac.uk/mozart/

Conference Programme (Draft)

Mozart: A Challenge for Literature and Thought

International Conference at Queen Mary, University of London, 5th-7th
April 2006


Wednesday 5th April

15.45	Welcome and Introduction by Rüdiger Görner, Queen Mary, University
	of London


Chair:	Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

16.00	Hans Joachim Kreutzer, University of Munich, Mozart in der Kritik

16.45	Tea

17.15	Andreas Blödorn, University of Wuppertal, Goethe auf der Reise zu
	Mozart? Der Zauberflöte Zweyter Theil und Schikaneders Libretto

18.00	Wine

19.00	The German House (Info Centre) 34 Belgrave Square:
	Dieter Borchmeyer, University of Heidelberg and Bavarian Academy
	of Fine Arts, Munich, Um einen Don Giovanni ohne das 19.
	Jahrhundert bittend

Thursday 6th April

10.00	Francien Markx, The Ohio State University, Music Critics and
	Mozart's Music or Describing the Indescribable

10.45	James Parsons, Southwest Missouri State University, Confusing
	Object and Subject: Mozart and Süssmayr's Requiem K626

11.30	Coffee

12.00	Emanuela Abbadessa, University of Catania, In the name of the
	father: a view of the relationship between Mozart and his
	Super-Ego, as seen through the (distorting) lens of Don Giovanni

12.45	Lunch


Chair:	Edward Batley (Goldsmiths)

14.00	Andrew Cusack, Trinity College, Dublin, "Der närrische 
	Tag": Mörike's Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag (1855)

14.45	Kris Steyaert, University of Liège, "Swept along on the wild
	Styx": Mozart's demonic presence in nineteenth-century Dutch
	poetry

15.30	Tea

16.00	Jörg Theis, University of Saarland, Mozart in the context of
	Marcel Proust and the Belle Epoque

16.45	Geoffrey Chew, Royal Holloway, University of London, Prag auf der
	Reise zu Mozart: Responses to Mozart in Twentieth-Century Czech
	Poetry

17.30	Break

19.30	Readings: Wolf Wondratschek (Vienna) angefragt

Friday 7th April

Chair:	Angus J. Nicholls (QMUL)

10.00	Marianne Tettlebaum, Haverford College, Mozart's Sadness (Adorno
	and Mozart)

10.45	Ruth Neubauer-Petzoldt, University of Regensburg, Norbert Elias's
	Assessment of Mozart and his Genius

11.30	Coffee

12.00	Salvatore Campisi, University of Catania, The Unbearable Lightness
	of (Being) Mozart, or Mozart in Steppenwolf


12.45	Lunch

Chair:	Martin Liebscher (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre)

14.00	Martin A. Hainz, University of Vienna, Zerline Reloaded. Zu Brochs
	Schuldlosen

14.45	Christine Ivanovic, University of Tokyo, Ingeborg Bachmann und
	Mozart

15.30	Walter Kreyszig, University of Saskatchewan and University of
	Vienna, Tracing Wolfgang Hildesheimer's Assessment of Mozart's
	Legacy to Franz Schubert's Diary Entry of 1816: The Case of
	Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet in g-minor, KV 516 (1787)

16.15	Tea

Chair:	Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)

16.45	Julia Schöll, Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, Narrative
	Komposition. Zum Mythos der Vollendung des Don Giovanni bei Eduard
	Mörike und Hanns-Josef Ortheil

17.30-18.00	Concluding Discussion

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