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15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War

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Hauptschule
Seminar
english language

Several generations after the introduction of compulsory schooling, millions of men were called to arms in the long, deadly struggle, which John Don Passos once called Europe s suicide. And thousands of those at the front as well as at home felt the desire, or indeed the need, to write down their experiences and views. All of these works were necessarily political, conscious or unwitting contributions to the bitter debates unleashed in all countries. Concentrating on the United Kingdom, France and Germany, the seminar will briefly look at works, mainly poetry, written during the war and then concentrate on works, mainly novels, appearing later. The comparative approach will help to see things in perspective, as will consideration of the political, economic, and social background. The study of visual material, mainly films, will complement the study of literary works. A reader (with English translations where necessary) will be made available.

Participants might by way of preparation like to look at some studies, e.g. Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (1975), Frank Field, British and French Writers of the First World War (1991), Stephan Burgdorff/Klaus Wiegrefe (eds), Der Erste Weltkrieg (2004), Fred Bridgham (ed.) The First World War as a Clash of Cultures (2006), Bruno Cabanes/Anne Duménil (eds), Der Erste Weltkrieg (2007 in French, transl. 2013).

em. Professor of English Literature, Paris Lodron University Salzburg
Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

Dr. Holger KLEIN

em. Professor of English Literature, Paris Lodron University Salzburg

Assistent, English Seminar, University of Cologne Lecturer, S.L., Reader, EUR, University of East Anglia, Norwich Professor, Départment d'Anglais, University of Poitiers
1966-1970
1970-1990
1990-1991
 Since 2004 Emeritus

Dr. Claudia STERNBERG

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

Lecturer, School of English, University of Cologne Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of British and American Studies, University of Technology Chemnitz Postdoctoral Researcher, School of English, University of Tübingen
1991-1994
1994-1997
1999-2002
 Since 2004 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Culture Plenary Social

13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and Accordion Culture
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & Listen Culture
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

14.08.-19.08.2014

07 Ethical Implications of Religious Worldviews Seminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for Growth Seminar
08 Art and Protest Seminar
03 An Energy Transition for the Future Seminar
01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares? Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical Transformations Seminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and Politics Seminar
04 The Human Microbiome Seminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies Seminar
14 Human – Machine – Robotics Seminar
11 Feeding the World Seminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great War Seminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads? Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the Past Seminar
16 The Key to Good Governance Seminar
12 Decisions Under Uncertainty Seminar
17 Media from a Theoretical Perspective Seminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00 Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the Child Culture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30 Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World Literature Culture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30 Courage. In Memoriam Fritz Molden Culture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30 Theatre Performance: Free Association Culture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary