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Austria Inside Out: Austrian Cultures in International Context
Bowling Green, OH, September 1997


Symposium Program Austria Inside Out: Austrian Culture in International Context Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio September 18-20, 1997
Sponsored by Austrian Cultural Institute New York Max Kade Foundation Dept. of German, Russian and East Asian Languages Bowling Green State University Symposium Organizers: Christina Guenther ( and Geoffrey C. Howes ( Thursday, September 18 Arrival and Registration 4-9 pm Ohio Suite, University Union Reception 7-9 pm Ohio Suite, University Union All sessions take place in the Alumni Room, Third Floor, University Union, except where indicated. Friday, September 19 Session I: 9:00-10:30 am Roxane Riegler (University of Maryland) "Voices out of Hiding: 'Vergangenheitsbewältigung' with and in Ceija and Karl Stojka" Maria Regina Kecht (University of Connecticut) "Ethnicity and Literary Remembrance: Creating the 'Gypsy' Identity in Contemporary Austrian Literature" Bryan Kirby (University of Massachusetts) "The Effects of War and Water on Identity in Kerschbaumer's 'Die Fremde' and 'Ausfahrt'" Respondent: Jacqueline Vansant (University of Michigan, Dearborn) Session II: 10:45 am-12:00 pm Matti Bunzl (University of Chicago) "Inside Out: Gay Male Underground Literature and the Negotiation of Sexual Subjectivity in Contemporary Austria" Kristie Foell (Bowling Green State University) "Schubert at 200" Respondent: TBA Lunch 12:15-1:30 pm Ohio Suite Session III: 2:00-3:00 pm Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (Ohio State University) "'The Deep Moat.' Austria Seen From the Perpective of Jewish and Gentile Authors." Session IV: 3:30-5:00 pm Reading Doron Rabinovici (Vienna) Reading from His Work Cash Bar 5:15 pm Ohio Suite Dinner 6:00 pm Ohio Suite **************************** Saturday, September 20 Session V: 9:00-10:30 am Pamela Saur (Lamar University) "Austrian Lessons in Exoticism" Robert Acker (Universiy of Montana) "Austrian Identity Inside Out: The Exile Experience in Axel Corti's Filmic Trilogy 'Wohin und zurück.'" David Colclasure (Washington University) "Josef Haslinger's 'Das Elend Amerikas': An Austrian Experience of Self and Society in Contemporary USA" Respondent: Linda DeMeritt (Allegheny College) Session VI: 10:45 am-12:00 pm Irina Stakhanova (Bowling Green State University) "Freud and Contemporary Russian Literary Theory" Hartmut Heep (Penn State at Schuylkill) "Within and Outside the German-Speaking World: Austrian Identity in Norbert Gstrein's Novella 'O2'" Respondent TBA Lunch 12:15-1:15 pm Session VII: 1:30-2:30 Donald G. Daviau (University of California, Riverside) "The Reception of Austrian Literature in America" Session VIII: 2:45-4:15 pm Reading Elfriede Czurda (Writer in Residence, BGSU) Reading from Her Work ***************************************************************** We have reserved a block of rooms in the University Union Hotel, which wil be available at a reasonable rate for three nights (9/18-9/20; $35+tax single; $45+tax double). Bowling Green State University is located in Bowling Green in Northwest Ohio, about 20 miles south of Toledo. Toledo airport is the nearest airport, and we will be able to provide transportation from the airport on Thursday and to the airport on Sunday. We may be able to provide some car service on Saturday evening. Detroit Metropolitan Airport is about 1 1/2 hours away, but we cannot provide transportation from and to Detroit Metro. There is a commercial van service. If you need this option, let us know and we will provide information. We look forward to seeing you in Bowling Green! *************************************************** Dr. Christina Guenther Director of AYA Salzburg 1997-98 Department of German, Russian & East Asian Languages Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 (419)372-7589 ****************************************************