Annual Conference of the

Austrian Studies Association

Preludes and Echoes /
Auftakt und Widerhall

6-9 February 2014
Austin, Texas

Katherine Arens
University of Texas at Austin

Call for Papers

Abstracts due: 15 September 2013
Acceptances by: 1 October 2013

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The 2014 Conference of the Austrian Studies Association will find its focus in the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the "Great War."

Paper proposals are welcome that take up the culture and society of the Great War in Austria-Hungary and Central Europe, what led up to it, and how it has continued to echo in history, film, art, memorials, textbooks, city planning, literature, memory. Any disciplinary approach to -- any discipline. Papers may be given in German or English; the conference will support standard media (audio, DVD, PowerPoint); a publication with selected papers from the conference is planned.

Topics may touch on any facet of Central European and Austrian culture in the Great War, including the immediate successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (e.g. Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland) or their later evolutions (e.g. the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Ukraine, etc.). Papers with interdisciplinary methodology and/or transnational focuses are particularly encouraged, as are contributions from any discipline that focus on this moment, its sources, and/or its later legacies.

PLEASE NOTE: submissions are NOT restricted to the conference topic; appropriate open panels will be assembled, space and interest permitting.

Submission Details:

Submit full abstracts of ca. 250 words, with a title and a short (200 word) biography suitable for an introduction IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL (NOT as an attachment please) to the conference email address:

Individual papers or full panels of 3-4 papers submitted as a block may be proposed; the conference committee may request modifications.

In addition, graduate student submitters should add a note if they would like to apply for travel funds from the ASA (and a travel fund supported by the ACFNY-Austrian Cultural Forum New York). Presenters are required to be members of the Austrian Studies Association by subscribing to its journal.

To join the Association, subscribe to its journal by going to the ASA website at and click the "membership" link in the menu bar, which will take you to the website of the University of Nebraska Press, publisher of JAS.

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