Call for PapersConference ScheduleParticipants/AbstractsKeynoteRegistrationConference HotelDriving DirectionsUseful Links
Conference Schedule
MALCA Conference
Rice University, Houston, Texas
April 22-25, 2004

Gender, History, and Memory

MALCA Conference Schedule
Thursday, April 22

6:00 p.m.

Reception in the Foyer (or Courtyard) of the Humanities Bldg.
8:00 p.m. Keynote Address (Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library)
Dr. Doris Goedl, University of Salzburg, Austria

Friday, April 23

8:00 a.m.

Registration, Foyer of Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library - Coffee

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Maria-Regina Kecht, Conference Organizer

8:45-10:00 a.m.

Session I
Moderator: Jacqueline Vansant, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Katie Arens, UT Austin
Austrians Telling Literary (Hi)Stories: Historiographies Outside the Nationalist Paradigm

David Luft, UofC at San Diego
Cultural Memory and Intellectual History: Locating Austrian Literature

Friederike Eigler, Georgetown University
Cultural Memory and the Role of Literary Texts at the Millenium

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break


Session II
Moderator: Karl Mueller, Salzburg University

Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College
Gender and Cultural Memory in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Narrative “Ein Schritt nach Gomorrha”

Geoffrey Howes, University of Bowling-Green
Madness and Memory: Personal, Cultural, and Literary Memory in Bachmann’s Franza

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Welcome: Gary Wihl, Dean of the Humanities

1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Poster Session (with coffee break)
Moderator: Margarethe Lamb-Faffelberger, Lafayette College

Katie Arens, University of Texas, Austin
Teaching Grad Students in Austrian Literature and Intellectual History

Lyle Barkheimer, Otterbein College

Angela Gulielmetti & Pamela Barnes, Hendrix College
Vienna course and Kaffeehausliteratur Project

Katharina von Hammerstein, University of Connecticut
Challenges of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: The Other in Peter Altenberg's Ashantee (1897)

Melanie Manzer, College of Charleston
Do They Speak Austrian in Austria? Teaching Austrian Culture in the Real World

Astrid Weigert & W. Wilson, Georgetown University
Vienna: Kunst and Kitsch

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. MALCA business meeting

5:30 p.m.

Reading: Doron Rabinovici

Dinner (on your own) in the Rice Village

Saturday, April 24 (Attention: All sessions are in the Humanities Bldg. Parallel sessions all day.)

8:00 a.m.



Session III (Humanities 118)
Moderator: Pamela Saur, Lamar University

Britta Kallin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gendered History and Memory in Marlene Streeruwitz’s Recent Prose

Raymond Burt, University of North Carolina at Willington
Marlene Streeruwitz’s Nachwelt: Narrative Exploration of Cultural Memory

Heidi Schlipphacke, Old Dominion University
Nostalgia, Memory, and the Postmodern Crisis of Masculinity: Robert Menasse’s Selige Zeiten, brüchige Welt

Session IV (Humanities 119)
Moderator: Felix Tweraser, Utah State University

Christa Gaug, Rice University
Chronicles of Vienna: The Construction of Urban Memory in Daniel Spitzer’s “Wiener Spaziergänge”

Patrick Greaney, University of Colorado
Disappearances: Memory without Mastery in Ilse Aichinger

Susanne Kelley, UCLA
Wien bleibt Wien: Choosing Memory, Constructing Identity


Coffee Break


Session V (Humanities 118)
Moderator: Linda DeMeritt, Allegheny College

Lorely French, Pacific University
Gender and Traumatic Memories in Autobiographies by Ceija, Karl, and Mongo Stojka: Comparisons and Their Consequences

Nancy Erickson, Bemidji State University
Dismantling Collective Memory: Paul Celan in Elfriede Jelinek’s In den Alpen

Gabriele Wurmitzer, University of Vermont
Der unbewohnte weibliche Erinnerungsraum in E. Reicharts Februarschatten (1984)

Session VI (Humanities 119)
Moderator: Renate Posthofen, Utah State University

Melanie Manzer, College of Charleston
Selective Memory: Contrasting Male and Female Perspectives in Schnitzler’s “Fräulein Else” and “Leutnant Gustl”

Heidi Tilghman, University of Washington
Transformed Voices: Karl Kraus and the (Re-)Shaping of Cultural Memory

W.S. Wilson, Georgetown University
Wir gedenken des Weibes: Kontraste und Vergleiche zu Rosa Mayreder and Lou Andreas-Salomé

12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Session VII (Humanities 118)
Moderator: Imke Meyer, Bryn Mawr College

Pascale Bos, University of Texas at Austin
Ruth Klüger, Ruth Beckermann and Jewish “Counter-Memory” in Austria

Kirsten Krick-Aigner, Wofford College
The Writing of Memory: Reconstructing Identity in Lore Segal’s Memoir Other People’s Houses

Gabi Eichmanns, University of Washington
Erinnerung als zweifelhaftes Mittel der Wahrheitsfindung in Christoph Ransmayrs Roman Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis

Session VIII (Humanities 119)
Moderator: Katharina von Hammerstein, University of Connecticut

Agnieszka Nance, University of Texas at Austin
“ Nasz dobry Cesarz” [Our Good Emperor]: About Poles’ Perception of the Austrian Kaiser in Galicia

Vincent Kling, LaSalle University
The Subtler Discriminations: Gender and Cultural Autonomy in the Historical Novels of Renate Feyl

Margret Woodruff-Wieding, University of Texas at Austin
Memory and Music: Striking the Right Note

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Session IX (Humanities 118)
Moderator: Maria-Regina Kecht, Rice University

Helga Schreckenberger, University of Vermont
Re-Writing the Fin-de-Siècle: The Forgotten Vienna of Lilian Faschinger’s Wiener Passion (1999)

Ellie Kennedy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Gendered Re-Membering in Lilian Faschinger’s Wiener Passion

Gisela Roethke, Dickinson College
Barbara Frischmuth’s Einander Kind: Generations of Memories

Session X ( Humanities 119)
Moderator: Robert von Dassanowsky, University of Colorado

Felix W. Tweraser, Utah State University
Friedrich Torberg, the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and Anti-Communist Ideology in 1950s and 1960s Austria

Joseph W. Moser, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Bernhards Geschichtskritik in seinem Frühwerk der fünfziger und sechziger Jahre

Irene Fußl, University of Salzburg
Jüdische Geschichte und Gedächtnis in Paul Celans Gedicht “Du liegst”

5:30 p.m. Pre-Dinner Drinks
6:00 p.m. Dinner in the Farnsworth Pavilion, Student Memorial Center
8:00 p.m. Film Presentation
“Land ohne Eigenschaften” by Harald Friedl

Introduction: Robert von Dassanowsky, Univ. of Colorado; discussion with the filmmaker
Sunday, April 25 (Attention: All sessions are again in the Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library)
8:00 a.m. Coffee
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Session XI
Moderator: Katie Arens, University of Texas at Austin

Markus Zisselsberger, SUNY Binghamton
Cultural Nationalism and the Experience of History: Robert Musil’s Imagi-Nation

Wolfgang Nehring, UCLA
Der Prinz Eugen und Maria-Theresia—Kriegspropaganda und kollektives Gedächtnis bei Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Karl Müller, University of Salzburg
Bilder vom zweiten Weltkrieg in der Literatur aus Österreich nach 1945

10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Session XII
Moderator: Helga Schreckenberger, University of Vermont

Rebecca Thomas, Wake Forest University
History and Memory as Modes of Recovery in D. Rabinovici’s Suche nach M.

Karen Remmler, Mt. Holyoke College
Citing Memory in the Work of Ruth Beckermann and W.G.Sebald

Dagmar Lorenz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Viennese Memories of History and Horrors

12:00 Closing Remarks
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Call for PapersConference ScheduleParticipants/AbstractsKeynoteRegistrationConference HotelDriving DirectionsUseful Links