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Global Literature – Describing an Unjust World. Authors in Conversation

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Liechtenstein-Hayek-Saal
Culture / Lecture
english language

Speakers

Author, Cape Town
Author, Vienna
Literary Critic, Author and Publicist, Berlin Chair

Nuruddin FARAH

Author, Cape Town

1964 Secondary schooling at Magistrale, Mogadiscio
1966-1970 BA Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
1971-1974 Lecturer, National University of Somalia
1981 Guest Professor, Bayreuth University, Germany
1981-1983 Ass. Professor, University of Jos, Nigeria
1989 Writer-in-residence, University of Minnesota
1988-1990 Makarere University, Uganda
1991 Brown University
1996 Rhodes Scholar, St Antony's College, Oxford
1997 Visiting Professor, English, University of Texas at Austin
2000 Doctor of Literature (honoris causa), University of Kent, Canterbury
2006 Ecole des Haute Etudes en Science Sociale, Paris
2007 Visiting Professor, Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin
2009 Department of English, University of Berkeley Spring

Mag. Dr. Sigrid LÖFFLER

Literary Critic, Author and Publicist, Berlin

1960-1966 Studies in German and English literature and philosophy, University of Vienna
1966 Master of philosophy, University of Vienna
1967-1968 German language teacher in England
1968-1972 Editor, Foreign Affairs desk, Vienna daily «Die Presse»
1972-1993 Cultural editor and vice editor-in-chief, Austrian news magazine «profil»
1988-1996 Cultural correspondent in Vienna, «Süddeutsche Zeitung», Munich
1993-1996 Freelancing contributor to various German and Swiss dailies and weeklies
1987-2000 Permanent member, German TV-Show «Das Literarische Quartett», ZDF
1996-1999 Cultural chief-of-staff, Hamburg weekly «Die Zeit»
2000-2008 Founder and editor-in-chief, literary monthly magazine «Literaturen» in Berlin
  Guest lecturer at various universities in Germany, USA and Israel
since 2008 Freelancing literary critic for various German and Austrian media and moderator of literary events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
2010 Honorary doctor degree, University of Bielefeld

Cultural Programme

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kategorie: Alle CulturePlenary

18.08.2011

17:10 - 17:30Opening Concert: "Twigs. Nine Miniatures for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano" Composition by Gerald Resch commissioned by the European Forum Alpbach, performed by the PHACE-QuartettCulture

19.08.2011

20:00 - 22:00Günter Brus - Exhibition OpeningCulture
20:00 - 22:00International Evening As part of the Standing Committee Programme: The scholarship-holders of the European Forum Alpbach 2011 present their regions, countries and culturesPlenary

20.08.2011

17:30 - 18:00Anne Strobl: Sculptures and Objects - Exhibition OpeningCulture
18:00 - 19:00"Continuity - Transparency" by Margaritha Wanitschek - Exhibition OpeningCulture

21.08.2011

20:30 - 22:00Tyrol Day ConcertCulture

22.08.2011

17:30 - 19:00"Justice prevails - But only in the movies": Rudolf Taschner in ConversationPlenary

24.08.2011

18:30 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: Social Justice. A Foundation for Democracy and SustainabilityPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Jazz ConcertCulture

26.08.2011

20:30 - 22:00Earthly Suffering and Heavenly Justice - A Musical Portrait of Gustav MahlerCulture

27.08.2011

18:00 - 20:00Bulgarian Film Night: "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" by Andrey Paounov. In the presence of the director.Plenary
20:00 - 20:30"Where Have All the Children Gone?" by Dejan Kaludjerovic - Exhibition OpeningCulture
20:30 - 22:30Speakers' Night: Talkin' Bout a Revolution? As part of the Standing Committee Programme: As part of the Standing Committee programme: International speaking competition for scholarship-holdersPlenary

28.08.2011

22:00 - 23:30The Rundek Cargo Trio Live in ConcertCulture

29.08.2011

20:30 - 22:00Global Literature - Describing an Unjust World. Authors in ConversationCulture