Call for Papers - Elfriede Jelinek: Alterity, xenophobia and cultural translation

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Interdisciplinary workshop for young scientists


From December 12-14, 2018 the research platform Elfriede Jelinek: texts – contexts – reception of Universität Wien organizes in cooperation with the research group THALIA of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universiteit Gent the third interdisciplinary workshop for young scientists. The workshop will be held at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.


The workshop is aimed at graduates, postgraduate students, doctoral researchers and project members, working on projects on Elfriede Jelinek who are interested in long term cooperations with international Jelinek experts.

The workshop topic is open to a wide variety of themes: The organizing team welcomes abstracts that analyze the construction, exclusion and destruction of the Other in or in the context of Jelinek’s oeuvre and, furthermore, projects on the cultural translation as well as the contemporary reception and staging of her theatre texts.

Based on the concept of the previous workshops 2014 (Vienna) and 2016 (Bydgoszcz) this year’s workshop will be part of an ongoing working process. Approved abstracts must be prepared to papers of 15 pages until September 15, 2018 which will already be commented on by the mentors. At the workshop itself the participants give short presentations on their papers and the feedback. Based on this, the projects will be further developed in joined sessions in both the plenary and in working groups.

Working languages are German and English. Abstracts and papers will be published online.

Submission details:

Submit abstracts (ca. 300 words incl. 3-4 bibliographic references) with a title, the type of

project you are currently working on, and a short CV (not more than 70 words) to the following

email address: susanne.teutsch@univie.ac.at

Submission deadline: May 31, 2018

Further information:

in English

in German