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UPCOMING

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Northern Québec The Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair and the Institut nordique du Quebec are launching a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Northern Québec on October 10th! It is free, online and open to everyone! This MOOC offers an introduction to social and political issues of northern Quebec, a territory that is also the traditional home of several Indigenous peoples. The course will provide participants a better understanding of the cultures of northern populations, the place the North occupies in the collective imagination, and its sociopolitical development. This course is for anyone interested in Northern Quebec and in learning more about its territory, history, societies, and issues.

You can register online until October 30, 2017:

https://www.ulaval.ca/en/academics/mooc-massive-open-online-course/northern-quebec-issues-spaces-and-cultures.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9-oG5X5HM&feature=youtu.be

 


Non-EU Teaching Mobility 2017
Prof. Sarah Phillips Casteel (Carleton University, Ottawa) will hold a short-term teaching visit during the summer term of 2017 at the Department of English and American Studies. Her course, entitled "Caribbean Postslavery Literature," will deal with contemporary Caribbean fiction, poetry, historical texts and paintings; by considering classic slave narratives as well neoslave narratives, Prof. Casteel wants to draw the students's attention to the ways in which the Middle Passage continues to shape the present. The reading list for this class will include, among others, Dionne Brand, Jean Rhys, Olaudah Equiano, Andrea Levy, and Caryl Phillips.

 

Käthe-Leichter-Guest Professor 2018
Prof. Tegan Zimmerman (Stephens College, Missouri) will hold a teaching appointment at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna from April to June 2018. She has previously held appointments at Okanagan College, the University of London, and the University of Alberta. She specializes in contemporary women's historical fiction, contemporary gender studies and literary theory. Prof. Zimmerman has published a monograph entitled Writing Back Through Our Mothers: A Transnational Feminist Study on the Woman's Historical Novel, and a second one forthcoming in 2018 titled Matria Redux: The Caribbean in Women's Historical Novels. At U of Vienna, Prof. Zimmerman will offer classes on "The Development of the Francophone Woman's Novel in Canada," "The Postcolonial Caribbean Woman's Historical Novel," and "Contemporary Feminist Theorizing." 

 

2016

November 22, 2016
"Argent sale: La revanche de l'impur dans Speak White de Michèle Lalonde et La marche de France Théorêt"
Guest lecture by Dr. des. Catherine Lemieux (Montréal) as part of Prof. Jörg Türschmann's literature seminar on "La littérature franco-canadienne"
Department of Romance Studies, University of Vienna
Seminar Room 7, 5:15pm

 

October 17, 2016
"Beyond the 49th Parallel: The Canadian West as Myth and Spectacle"
Guest lecture by Dr. Stefanie Schäfer (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena) as part of Prof. Alexandra Ganser's literature seminar on "Recent Trends in Canadian Literature"
Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
Seminar Room 4, 4pm

 

June 24-26 2016
University of Vienna, Department of Romance Studies
13th Annual Grad Student Conference of the Young Scholars' Forum, Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries
Key-note address by Prof. Dr. Martin Löschnigg (University of Graz)
Reading by Canadian poet and writer Michael Crummey (Newfoundland)
For more information, please visit: nachwuchsforum.univie.ac.at

 

Poliversale 2016: Das 4. Internationale Wiener Lyrik-Fest der Alten Schmiede
Canadian poet, essayist, and professor Anne Carson reads from her book Decreation (2005; English/French) on June 27, 16 at 8pm at Alte Schmiede

 

May 9-23, 2016
Renowned Canadianist
Prof. David STAINES
to teach at the University of Vienna

Professor of English, literary critic, writer, and editor Prof. David Staines (University of Ottawa) will hold a short-term teaching visit during the summer term of 2016 at the department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna.

He will teach a literature course entitled "The Diversity of Canadian Fiction" which will take place as a 2-week blocked course from May 9-23, 2016.

In this class, students will learn about some of the most famous Canadian authors and their works, such as Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, Thomas King, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT
Vienna Lectures in Canadian Studies / Conférences de Vienne en Études Canadiennes
(VLCS/CVEC)


The Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Vienna has initiated a new lecture series entitled “Vienna Lectures in Canadian Studies / Conférences de Vienne en Études Canadiennes,” which will be hosted annually by one of the Centre’s two directing departments. For the series’ inaugural lecture on January 21, 2016, Prof. Dr. Jörg Türschmann (Department of Romance Languages) and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Ganser (Department of English and American Studies) hosted Prof. Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, Professor of Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, and one of the leading experts in Native North American art and (visual) culture.

In her talk, entitled “‘Between Rocks and Hard Places’: Indigenous Lands, Settler Art Histories, and the ‘Battle for the Woodlands,’” Prof. Phillips discussed the history and development of indigenous art, from rock paintings as the earliest places of human literacy to modern art installations such as those initiated by Ojibwe performance artist and sculptor Bonnie Divine. As such, Prof. Phillips engaged with the history of erasure of indigenous markings, and the necessity for and importance of reestablishing bonds between people and paintings.

During her stay in Vienna, Prof. Phillips and three First Nations PhD-candidates from the University of Ottawa traveling with her also visited the Great-Lakes collection at the Weltmuseum Wien to conduct research for their own projects.

The next Vienna Lecture in Canadian Studies will be hosted by the Department of Romance Languages. All VLCS will be published as Vienna Working Papers in Canadian Studies on the Centre for Canadian Studies’ homepage.

 

2015

"Artistic and Cultural Entanglement: An Indigenous Practice of Looking/Indigenous Views of the Other"
Guest Lecture, Prof. Dr. Gerald McMaster (OCAD University, Toronto)
Department of English and American Studies, 19 May 2015

 

"Staging the Rez: Native Canadian Drama and Performance"
Guest Lecture, Prof. Dr. Klára Kolínská (Charles University Prague)
Department of English and American Studies, 19 January 2015

 

2014

"'This is why I'm remembering': Indigenous Autobiographies in the US and Canada"
Guest Lecture, Prof. Dr. Katja Sarkowsky (University of Münster)
Department of English and American Studies, 3 November 2014

 

"Native North American Survivance and Memory: Celebrating Gerald Vizenor"
International Conference
US Embassy, Vienna & University of Vienna, 20-23 June 2014

Click here for the conference website, including a picture gallery!
A volume of conference proceedings is in preparation.

 

2012

Migration nach und Integration in Kanada: ein Modell für Österreich?Fachtagung Interdisziplinäre Kanadistik
Department of English and American Studies, 5 May 2012

Behandelt wurde das Thema Migration nach und Integration in Kanada mit der Frage, ob und inwieweit Kanada Modell für Österreich sein soll.
Program

 

2011

Essay Presentation
Austrian Academy of Sciences, 16 June 2011

The following three essays were presented at the ÖAW Jour Fixe for cultural studies in connection with the FWF-funded project "Canadian Literature: Transatlantic, Transcontinental, Transcultural" supervised by em. Univ. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz.

"The Utopian Imagination of Space in the Transnational Region of the Pacific Northwest," Mag. Georg Drennig

"The Landscape of the Prairies across the US-Canadian Border: Growth, Cather and Ostenso," Mag. Helen Kopetzky

"Nurturing Mother and Destructive Power: Literary Approaches to the Unstable Force of Nature on the Canadian West Coast," Mag. Martina Rössler

 

Interdisziplinäre Kanadistik im Unterricht
Workshop für LehrerInnen und Interessierte
Department of English and American Studies, 5 May 2011

ExpertInnen aus Deutschland und Österreich boten im Rahmen eines ganztägigen Workshops Vorträge über aktuelle Fragen, die kanadische Gesellschaft und Kultur betreffend.
Program

 

2010

"Cultural Circulation: Canadian Writers and Authors from the American South - A Dialogue"
International Colloquium
University of Vienna & Austrian Academy of Sciences, 24-26 October 2010
Program

 

"Go For Gold"
Event der kanadischen Botschaft
26 February 2010

Anlässlich der olympischen Spiele in Vancouver und Whistler 2010 lud seine Exzellenz Dr. John Barrett, Botschafter von Kanada in Österreich, zu einem Abend unter dem Motto "Go for Gold." Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung wurden o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Moser und 11 weiteren Personen Auszeichnungen für besondere Verdienste um die kanadisch-österreichischen Beziehungen verliehen.

 

2009

Fluid Exile: Dr. Eugen Banauch im Interview
Universität Wien, 16 November 2009
Im Rahmen seiner publizierten Dissertation "Fluid Exile. Jewish Exile Writers in Canada 1940-2006" setzt sich Dr. Eugen Banauch mit österreichischen und deutschen jüdischen Schriftstellern im kanadischen Exil auseinander. Die Online-Zeitung der Universität Wien hat ihn dazu interviewt.  

 

"Riding/Writing Across Borders in North American Travelogues and Fiction"
International Colloquium
University of Vienna & Austrian Academy of Sciences, 16-18 October 2009

Die Schriftstellerin und Literaturkritikerin Aritha van Herk hielt die keynote lecture, an die sich Vorträge von ExpertInnen aus dem Bereich der Reiseliteraturforschung anschlossen. Am 17. Oktober sprach Margaret Atwood im Rahmen des Kolloquiums zu den TeilnehmerInnen.
Genauere Informationen über den Ablauf und das Programm des Kolloquiums finden Sie hier.

 

Gastprofessur im WS 2009/10: PD Dr. Jutta Ernst (Universität des Saarlandes)
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Abteilung für Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft.

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