English Goethe Society Lecture

May 21, 2010

Thursday 27 May 2010, 5.15 for 5.45 p.m.

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
University of London School of Advanced Study

Venue: Room ST 273 (Stewart House, Second floor)
Access via 32 Russell Square

Yahya Elsaghe (Berne):
Jewish Names in Thomas Mann

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Anthony Bushell on the Decline of Modern Languages in the UK

May 20, 2010

In this week’s Times Higher Education, Anthony Bushell, professor of modern languages (German) at Bangor University, writes on the ‘decline of modern languages in the UK’. See the article and some responses here:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=411572


German ‘Gastarbeiter’

May 14, 2010

RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN EXILE STUDIES
at the
INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

SEMINAR
Wednesday 19 May 2010
6 – 8 p.m.

Inge Weber-Newth (London):

German ‘Gastarbeiter’:
Female Work and Life Experiences in Post-War Britain

Venue: Room ST 273 (Stewart House, Second floor)
Access via 32 Russell Square


Polemical Austria

May 6, 2010

INGEBORG BACHMANN CENTRE FOR AUSTRIAN LITERATURE at the INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC& ROMANCE STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Polemical Austria The Rhetorics of National Identity Friday, 21 May 2010

Co-Ordinators: Anthony Bushell (Bangor) and Martin Liebscher (IGRS, London)

Venue: Room ST 274/275 Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (Access via 32 Russell Square)

Programme

10.00 Anthony Bushell (Bangor): Welcome and Introduction

10.05 R.J.W. Evans (Oxford): Polemics about Austria: the 18th and 19th Centuries

10.40 Coffee

11.10 Rudolf de Cillia (Vienna): Die diskursive Konstruktion österreichischer Identität/en in den Gedenkjahren 1995 und 2005

11.45 Geoff Howes (Bowling Green): ‘In this land where such ailments are rampant’: Madness and Austrian Identities

12.20 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00 Jürgen Weber (Venice): Austrian Communism and the Concept of ‘Austria’

14.35 Anthony Bushell (Bangor): Austrian Identity and the Art of Retrospective Justification

15.10 Tea

15.40 Heide Kunzelmann (London): Polemik als ästhetisches Wertungsinstrument in der österreichischen Nachkriegszeit

16.15 Allyson Fiddler (Lancaster): Performing and Protesting Austria in the Wake of the 1999 Elections

16.50 Concluding Discussion

Further Information and Registration Details To attend, please register by Friday, 7 May: Email: jane.lewin@sas.ac.ukTel: 020 7862 8966

For further information on the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, please contact: Email: martin.liebscher@sas.ac.uk Tel: 020 7862 8959 or visit the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre website

This event is sponsored by Bangor University and the Austrian Cultural Forum, London