Annual Meeting of the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association:

Globalization and Multiculturalism in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture

University of Vermont, April 10-13, 2003


Program Schedule

Thursday, April 10

6:00 p.m. Reception at the Fleming Museum Marble Court

8:00 p.m. Keynote Address (Fleming Museum Auditorium)
Wolfgang Müller-Funk, Universities of Vienna and Birmingham: Polyphem's Children.
Modernity and Postcolonialism: Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Joseph Roth.

Friday, April 11

8:00 a.m. Registration, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building

Coffee

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Helga Schreckenberger, Conference Organizer

Session 1 (Memorial Lounge)
Globalization, Multiculturalism and Austrian Identity: Cultural Implications
Moderator: Linda DeMeritt, Allegheny College

8:45 a.m. Katherine Arens, University of Texas: Why Austrian Studies isn't German
Studies: A Once and Future Tale.

9:15 a.m. Heidi Thilgman, University of Washington: Verlagspolitik and Austrian Identity:
The Case of Jochen Jung Revisited.

9:45 a.m. Discussion

10:05 a.m. Coffee

10:15 a.m. Allyson Fiddler, Lancaster University, UK: Hybridity in FPÖ Heartland:
A Carinthian Case Study.

10:45 a.m. Bernhard Doppler, Universität Paderborn: Zum Beispiel Café. Stichproben zum
Funktionswandel des Wiener Cafehauses und der Wiener Cafehaus-Literatur.

11:15 a.m. Discussion

11:45 a.m. Welcome
S. Abu Rizvi, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

11:50 p.m. Lunch

Session 2 (Memorial Lounge)
Multiculturalism and Austrian Identity: Who is Austrian?
Moderator: Raymond Burt, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

1:30 p.m. Christina Guenther, Bowling Green State University: Doron Rabinovici's
Poetics of Geography: Mapping Jewish Identity in Contemporary Austria.

2:00 p.m. Maria Regina Kecht, Rice University: “Nicht ganz echte Österreicher?
Hybridity and Displacement in Recent Austrian Fiction.

2:30 p.m. Discussion

2:50 p.m. Coffee

Session 3 (Memorial Lounge)
Globalization and Austrian Identity: Transcending the Regional
Moderator: Liz Ametsbichler, University of Montana

3:00 p.m. Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College: On Regional and Transnational Identities
in Ingeborg Bachmann's Drei Wege zum See.

3:30 p.m. Maximilian Aue, Emory University: Das Verlassen des Festlands: Zur
Problematisierung österreichischer Identität in Sabine Grubers Aushäusige.

4:00 p.m. Hilary Hope Herzog, University of Kentucky: The Global and
the Local in Ruth Beckermann's Films and Writing.

4:30 p.m. Discussion

5:00 p.m. MALCA Business Meeting

6:00 p.m. Kathrin Röggla

7:00 p.m. Dinner (Waterman Manor)


Saturday, April 12

8:00 a.m. Coffee

Session 4 (Memorial Lounge)
Multiculturalism in Literatur
Moderator: Wolfgang Mieder, University of Vermont

8:30 a.m. Pamela Saur, Lamar University: Joseph Roth's Multicultural Provincialism.

9:00 a.m. Robert Weigel, Auburn University: Multiculturalism in the Poetry of Karl Lubomirski.

9:30 a.m. Esther Schneider Handschin, University of Birmingham, UK: Kulturvielfalt und
Kulturtransfer in Peter Handkes Roman Der Bildverlust oder Durch die Sierra de Gredos.

10:00 a.m. Discussion

10:20 a.m. Coffee

Session 5 (Memorial Lounge)
The Aesthetic Implications of Globalization
Moderator: David Scrase, University of Vermont

10:45 a.m. Theodore Fiedler, University of Kentucky: Defending the Local, Attacking the Global:
Handke's Imaginary Yugoslavia.

11:15 a.m. Thomas Eder, Wien: Mimesis and Metaphor as New Aesthetic Forms
and Their Influence on Globalized Epistemic Processes.

11:45 a.m. Discussion

12:05 p.m. Lunch

Session 6 (Memorial Lounge)
Globalization and Popular Culture
Moderator: Rebecca Thomas, Wake Forest University

1:30 p.m. Gerlinde Sanford, Syracuse University: EAV or The Power of Humor and Satire.

2:00 p.m. Gerd Schneider, Syracuse University: “So sieht sie aus die schöne Welt
des globalen Kapitalismus” oder Warum ist Johannes Mario Simmel ein
Bestsellerautor?

2:30 p.m. Discussion

Session 7 (Memorial Lounge)
Globalization and Austrian Identity: The Experience of Exile
Moderator: Helmut Pfanner, Vanderbilt University

2:50 p.m. Elisabeth Attlmayr, Universität Innsbruck: Zwischen den Stationen:
Exilerfahrung in Vladimir Vertlibs Zwischenstationen .

3:20 p.m. Eva Kuttenberg, Albion College: Wien—New York—Wien.

3:50 p.m. Discussion

4:10 p.m. Coffee

Session 8 (Memorial Lounge)
Globalization and Media Art
Moderator: Helga Schreckenberger, University of Vermont

4:30 p.m. Margarethe Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College: Navigating Fluid Cultural Territories:
Contemporary Austrian Literature and the Internet –“Salon”HOUSE .

5:00 p.m. Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State University: Subverting Global Frequencies:
Experimental Radio in ORF's Kunstradio Program.

5:30 p.m. Discussion

6:00 p.m. Lilian Faschinger

7:00 p.m. Dinner


Sunday, April 13

8:00 a.m. Coffee

Session 9 (Memorial Lounge)
Multiculturalism, Globalization and the Austrian Film
Moderator: Dennis Mahoney, University of Vermont

8:30 a.m. Maria Luise Caputo Mayr, Temple University: Global Aspects of the Austrian Film.

9:00 a.m. Mary Wauchope, San Diego State University: Spectator Positioning
in Nikolaus Geyrhalter's Elsewhere.

9:30 a.m. Discussion

9:50 a.m. Coffee

10:00 a.m. Jacqueline Vansant, University of Michigan, Dearborn: The Threat of Globalization
or Censuring Austria in Hollywood.

10:30 a.m. Gundolf Graml, University of Minnesota: Tourism as Contact Zone:
Gender and Ethnicity in Florian Flicker's Film Suzie Washington (1998).

11:00 a.m. Dagmar Lorenz, University of Illinois, Chicago: The Brief Illusion of Escape:
The Precarious Position of the Woman Traveler in Ruth Beckermann's Film
Ein flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient.

11:30 a.m. Discussion

12:00 a.m. Closing Remarks

12:30 p.m. Lunch