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Symposium and Festival, Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, October 1997


1997 Symposium and Festival Center for Austrian Studies University of Minnesota 22-24 October, 1997
Wednesday, 22 October 9:00-9:30 Registration at the Weisman Art Museum 9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks/Introduction/ACI Book and Dissertation Prize Awards 10:00-11:30 Robert A. Kann Memorial Lecture, Ernst Wangermann, University of Salzburg, "`Bye and Bye We Shall Have an Enlightened Populace.' Moral Optimism and the Fine Arts in Late Eighteenth-Century Austria." 11:30-1:00 Lunch ($12; reservations required) 1:00-2:30 Session 1: The Heritage: Dramatic Theater "The Imperial Hoftheater and the Commedia Dell'Arte," Wolfgang Greisenegger, University of Vienna "Nestroy's Naughty Children," Carl Weber, Stanford University "The Theater in der Josefstadt: A Viennese Private Theater, A Viennese Institution," Angela Eder, University of Vienna. 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:15 Session 2: The Heritage: Musical Theater "The Role of Popular Musical Theater in the Lives of Haydn and Mozart," Eva Badura-Skoda, Vienna "Aspects of Politics in Mozart's Operas," Peter-Maria Krakauer, Mozarteum "Displaying Rage: Markers of Gender in Mozart's Operas," Gretchen Wheelock, University of Rochester "Vienna as a Center of International Ballet and Theater Reform in the Late Eighteenth Century," Sibylle Dahms, University of Salzburg 6:00 Dinner ($35; reservations required) Thursday, 23 October 9:00-11:30 Session 3: The Fin-de-Siècle "A Break in the Scenic Traditions of the Vienna Court Opera: Alfred Roller and the Wiener Sezession," Evan Baker, Los Angeles "Ferdinand Bruckner's Stage Techniques," Egon Schwarz, Washington University "Pantomime, Sprachskepsis, Physical Culture and Dance in Austrian and German Modernism," Harold B. Segel, Columbia University "Der Rosenkavalier as Historical Theme Park," Simon J. C. Williams, University of California, Santa Barbara 11:30-1:00 Lunch ($12; reservations required) 1:00-3:00 Session 4: National Theater and National Identity "Reflections of the Biedermeier in the Czech Drama of the Revival Period," Radmila Hrdinová, Charles University "Hungarian Theater in Exile, 1919-1945," Tibor Frank, Eötvös Lorönd University "The Image of Women in Hungarian Drama around 1900," Ilona Sarmany-Parsons, Central European University, Budapest "The Taming of a Transgressive National Hero: Tadeusz Kosciuszko on the Polish Stage," Halina Filipowicz, University of Wisconsin "Staging Language and Nationality: Kafka and Yiddish Theater," Scott Spector, University of Michigan 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:45 Session 5: The Foundations of Modern Austrian Theater "Viennese Theater in the 1930s," Hilde Haider, University of Vienna "Retreat or Return: Max Reinhardt in Austria at the Beginning of the 1920s," Edda Führich, University of Vienna "Populism versus Elitism--Reinhardt's Austrian Productions, 1924-1927," Michael Patterson, DeMontfort University Dinner ($35; reservations required) 8:00 Lecture/Demonstration. This lecture-demonstration will be presented by Professor Sibylle Dahms of the University of Salzburg and feature the skills of the Austrian Musica et Saltatoria dancers performing dances from Mozart to Schubert. (University of Minnesota dancers and Dance Revels directed by Jane Peck will join Musica et Saltatoria.) Friday, 24 October 9:30-11:30 Session 6: Contemporary Theater "Innovations in Modern Austrian Theater," Jochen Schulte-Sasse, University of Minnesota. "Tabori's Return to the Danube: From the Catacombs to the Cathedral?" Hans-Peter Bayerdörfer, University of Munich. "Tabori and the Jewish Question," Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota. 11:30-1:00 Lunch ($12; reservations required) 1:00-2:30 Session 7: Bernhard and His Legacy "Thomas Bernhard: Fool on the Hill," Gitta Honegger, Catholic University of America. "Thomas Bernhard's Heldenplatz--Artists and Societies Beyond the Scandal," Alfred Pfabigan, University of Vienna "Austrian Petit and Haute Bourgeois as Obsessive Prisoners of Language: A Comparative Study of Werner Schwab's Die Präsidentinnen and Thomas Bernhard's Ritter, Dene, Voss," Peter Höyng, University of Tennessee 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:30 Session 8: Modern Musical Theater "Nationalism and Gender in Fin-de-Siècle Central European Opera," Michael P. Steinberg, Cornell University "Karl Goldmark's Operas During the Directorship of Gustav Mahler," Peter Revers, Salzburg "Schönberg and Theater," Michael Cherlin, University of Minnesota "O, du lieber Augustin: Viennese Identity and the Operetta Stage," Camille Critenden, University of Southern California Advance registration for the conference is required. The registration form (which covers both conference registration and meal reservations) is available on this site. The registration fee is $35 (University of Minnesota faculty and students may attend at no cost but, if possible, should register in advance). Meal costs are separate. For further information on The Great Tradition including conference registration and meal reservations, please contact: Conference Coordinator Center for Austrian Studies 1997 Symposium and Festival 267 19th Avenue S., Room 314 Minneapolis MN 55455 USA Tel: +1-(612) 624-4003 Fax: +1-(612) 626-2242 Web site: