CFP: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture, University of Nottingham, 13-15 April 2015


Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film and Culture

International Conference

University of Nottingham (UK)

13-15 April 2015

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Allyson Fiddler (University of Lancaster)

Professor Jonathan Long (University of Durham)

Professor Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (University of Illinois at Chicago)

and award-winning documentary filmmaker DrRuth Beckermann

Austrian society has undergone many shifts since the late 1980s. The most significant of these was the Waldheim affair of 1985-1988, which was a turning-point in Austrian society, sparking the beginning of a belated process of coming to terms with the country’s National Socialist past. The Waldheim affair saw a young generation of artists and intellectuals lead a protest movement against the presidential candidate, who had lied about his Nazi past. This generation was instrumental in the formation of a civil society and oppositional culture in Austria…

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