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Jutta Landa Travel Fund

In honor of Dr. Jutta Landa McLaughlin (1945-2003), the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association established a fund for graduate students who are presenting papers at our annual symposium. The fund supported these new scholars by helping with the cost of travel.

Dr. Jutta Landa received her Magister Philosophiae in English and German from the University of Vienna in Austria (she grew up in Vienna) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in German (1983) from the University of Southern California. She was a member of the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA since 1985 and taught Contemporary German Literature, Early and New German Film, Conversation and Composition on German Culture and Society, and Business German. She also taught specialized film courses and a course on Bertolt Brecht. Dr. Landa's research emphasis was on contemporary German and Austrian literature, and on German and Austrian film. Committed to excellence in teaching, she explored the cyberjungle of digital instruction to make her classes current and attractive. She has two daughters, Julie, who graduated in 1997 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and Marla, who is a rhetoric student at U.C. Berkeley.  Studying German, in Dr. Landa's opinion, helped the student explore the self as it is reflected in the foreign.


Winners


2016

Travel Grants were generously supported by the Jutta Landa Fund of the ASA, and the Center for Austrian Studies (U of Minnesota)

  • Cindy Walter-Gensler, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tim Corbett, Center for Jewish History, New York
  • Jacob Reis, University of Texas at Austin
  • Richard Lambert, Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, Duke University
  • Kyriaki Demiri, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

2015

Travel Grants were generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Center for Austrian Studies (U of Minnesota), and the Jutta Landa Fund of the ASA

  • Kimberly Beck, University of British Columbia
  • Tim Corbett, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)
  • Matthias Falter, Universität Wien
  • Juri Giannini, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
  • Teresa Kovacs, Universität Wien
  • Alicja Krauze-Olejniczak, University of Poznan
  • Mathias Lichtenwagner, Universität Wien
  • Jasmin Linzer, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
  • Morgan Rich, University of Florida
  • Daniela Roth, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Verena Stern, Universität Wien
  • Anna Katharina Windisch, Universität Wien

2014

Travel Grants have again been generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, and matched by the Jutta Landa Fund.

  • Cindy Walter-Gensler, University of Texas at Austin
    • Micaela Baranello (Princeton U)
    • Sophia Clark (Vanderbilt U)
    • Tim Corbett (Lancaster U)
    • Jason Engle (U of Southern Mississippi)
    • John E Fahey (Purdue U)
    • Matthias Falter (U of Minnesota)
    • Mathieu Gotteland (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    • Elisabeth Haid (U of Vienna)
    • Richard Lambert III (U of North Carolina/Duke U)
    • John Robertson (U of North Carolina)
    • Lina Uzukauskaité (Universität Salzburg/ Vytautas Magnus Universität Kaunas)
    • Simon Walsh (U of Michigan)
    • Sharon Weiner (U of Illinois, Chicago)

    2013

    Travel Grants have again been generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum. Winners are:

    • Marie E. Kolkenbrock (University of Cambridge)
    • Arno Herberth (UniversitŠt Wien)
    • Kathleen Hulley (Stony Brook University)
    • Bianca Zaininger (University of London)
    • Antje Riethmźller (UniversitŠt Mannheim/University of Waterloo)
    • Florian Gassner, DAAD Lektor (Ukraine)

    2012

    In alphabetical order (with University name in parenthesis), winners of travel or registration stipends from the Jutta Landa Fund:

    • Jamele Watkins (UMass Amherst)
    • Ulrike Petersen (Berkeley)

    The Center for Austrian Studies in Minneapolis, MN, has sponsored new travel grants for graduate students. This year's winners are:

    • Alexandra Pölzlbauer, U Illinois-Urbana-Champaigne
    • Katharina Kowalcyzk , U Illinois Chicago
    • Ari Linden, Cornell
    • Stephen A. Walsh, Harvard University
    • Suzanne Sutherland Duchacek, Stanford U

    Additional Travel Grants have again been generously supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum. WInners are:

    • Andrew Behrendt, Pittsburgh
    • Jakub S. Beneš, U of California, Davis
    • Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle, University of London
    • Ursula Knoll, Germanistik, Universität Wien
    • André Schwarz Marburg
    • Bianca Zaininger, University of London

    2011

    In alphabetical order (with University name in parenthesis), winners of travel or registration stipends from the Jutta Landa Fund:

    • Paula Giersch (Trier)
    • Max Haberich (Cambridge)
    • Verena Vortisch (Berlin)
    • Stephanie Weismann (Vienna)
    • Marianne Windsperger (Vienna)

    In addition, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York has graciously and generously supported this conference by providing a number of travel grants to Graduate Students attending the conference.

    • Thomas Antonic (Vienna)
    • Gabriel Cooper (Virginia)
    • Paula Giersch (Trier)
    • Marie Kolkenbrock (Cambridge)
    • Katharina Krcal (Vienna)
    • Ari Linden (Cornell)
    • Nicole McInteer (Penn State)
    • André Schwarz (Marburg)
    • Francisca Solomon (Vienna)

    2010

    In alphabetical order:

    • Dominik Becker, U of Cologne
    • Mirjam Bitter, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (Giessen)
    • Catriona Firth, U of Durham
    • Jens Hobus, Technische Universität Berlin
    • Katya Krylova, U of Cambridge
    • Jean-Bertrand Miguoue, Université de Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon)
    • Nina Peter, Freie Universität Berlin
    • Barbara Siller, Trinity College, Dublin

    In addition, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York has graciously and generously supported this conference by providing a number of travel grants to Graduate Students attending the conference.

    • Natalia Dudnik, U of Illinois at Chicago
    • Carl E. Findley, III, U of Chicago
    • Jens Klenner, Princeton University
    • Robert Kohn, U of Texas at Austin
    • Gloria Man, U of Washington (Seatle)
    • Simona Sivkoff, Rutgers State University
    • Erica Weitzman, New York University

    2009

    • Michael Huffmaster, University of California, Berkeley
    • Rebecca Weidner, Georgetown University

    In addition, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York has graciously and generously supported this conference by providing a number of travel grants to Graduate Students attending the conference.

    In alphabetical order:

    • Angelika Baier, University of Vienna
    • Richard Benson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Hang-Sun Kim, Harvard University
    • Matthias Mansky, University of Vienna
    • Francisca Solomon, University of Vienna

    2005

    • Alexis Sai Yuen Pong - U of California, Berkeley
    • Edna Epelbaum - New York University
    • Alexandra Huster - New York University
    • Sabrina Rahman - U of California, Berkeley
    • Ruxandra Mandoiu - Emory University

    2004

    • Irene Fussl - University of Salzburg
    • Gabriele Wurtzer - University of Vermont
    • Ellie Kennedy - Queen's University, Ontario
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