Talk: Poetics and Politics – Stefan Zweig in Taiwan

As part of the Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series at the University of Vienna I will present a chapter of my forthcoming book on the reception of Stefan Zweig in the Chinese-speaking world: Arnhilt J. Höfle Poetics and Politics: Stefan Zweig in Taiwan Date: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 Time: 18:15 Location: SIN1, at the Department of … Continue reading Talk: Poetics and Politics – Stefan Zweig in Taiwan

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Mark Gamsa on Translation and Intellectual Geography

ALL WELCOME! Prof. Mark Gamsa (Tel Aviv University) Translation and Intellectual Geography: Lu Xun’s Engagement with Gogol’s Dead Souls Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Time: 18:30 Location: SIN 1, at the Department for East Asian Studies/Chinese Studies This talk presents a new article, due to be published in the next issue of the journal Modern … Continue reading Guest Lecture: Prof. Mark Gamsa on Translation and Intellectual Geography

Talk: Stefan Zweig and (World) Literature in Exile

The reception of Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) presents one of the greatest literary conundrums of our time. While in the 1920s, at the height of his career, the Austrian-Jewish novelist was among the most widely read and most-acclaimed German-language writers, his works fell into radical critical disfavor in the second half of the century. The allegedly … Continue reading Talk: Stefan Zweig and (World) Literature in Exile

“Imagology”? An Interdisciplinary Workshop at UC Berkeley

"Imagology" or "Image Studies" is the critical analysis of intercultural imagery, of ethnic stereotyping and of the discursive construct called "national identity". It was developed in France after the Second World War as a sub-discipline of Comparative Literature. Rejected by aesthetically-oriented literary critics, mainly in the US, it received more attention by scholars of French … Continue reading “Imagology”? An Interdisciplinary Workshop at UC Berkeley