Eva Horn has co-edited, with Peter Schnyder, Romantische Klimatologie, a special issue of the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften. Tracing climatology back to Romanticism, contributors include Michael Auer, Hartmut Böhme, Diedrich Diederichsen, Philipp Felsch, Karin Harrasser, Noah Heringman, Rembert Hüser, Franz Mauelshagen, Monika Wagner, Arnd Wedemeyer, and the editors.
In memoriam Mihály Szegedy-Maszák
Mihály Szegedy-Maszák, Regular Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Professor of Central Eurasian Studies and Comparative Literature at Indiana University Bloomington, and a long-standing functionary of the ICLA, passed away on 24 July 2016 after a brief illness. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. Mihály will be greatly missed.
The Vienna workshop: 25–26 July
“Prismatic Translation,” the annual workshop of the AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory, is only a few days away. The workshop will take place on 25–26 July at the University of Vienna as part of the XXI. Congress of the ICLA.
A further update for Vienna
Here are the updated programme and abstracts of “Prismatic Translation,” the annual workshop of the AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory. The workshop will take place on 25–26 July at the University of Vienna as part of the XXI. Congress of the ICLA.
Sowon S. Park’s issue of JWL
The Chinese Scriptworld and World Literature, a special issue of the Journal of World Literature edited by Sowon S. Park, is available from Brill, with free online access until the end of 2017. Contributors include David Damrosch, Charles Lock, Judy Wakabayashi, Edward McDonald, Karen L. Thornber, Andrea Bachner, HyungTaek Lim, Matthew Chozick and John Duong Phan.
Gupta, Habjan and Tutek (eds): Academic Labour
Jernej Habjan has co-edited, with Suman Gupta and Hrvoje Tutek, Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education. The edited collection of critical essays on neoliberal policies of higher-education funding and management was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
LMU Munich: 1 postdoctoral, 6 doctoral positions
The DFG research training program “Globalization and Literature,” co-chaired by the Committee’s honorary president Robert Stockhammer at the University of Munich, has published a call for applications to six doctoral positions and one postdoctoral position. The deadline is 1 July 2016.
Bühler and Willer (eds): Futurologien
Stefan Willer has co-edited, with Benjamin Bühler, Futurologien. Ordnungen des Zukunftswissens, a collective volume of essays devoted to the problem of knowledge on the future. Besides Willer, the book features work of another member of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, namely Eva Horn.
The Lukács Archive: Petition
Anyone who wishes to express his or her deepest worries about the resolution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to close down the Lukács Archives in Budapest can do so by singing this petition. For decades, the Lukács Archives has enabled academic and non-academic circles access to the documents related to the life and professional achievements of György Lukács, a key figure in twentieth-century philosophy and literary theory. As it is located in Lukács’ home of his late years, it has also served as a memorial site. On this basis, the petitioners call on the authorities in charge to re-consider their decision.
Lavocat: Fait et fiction
Françoise Lavocat has written Fait et fiction : pour une frontière, a book on the boundaries of fiction in literature, film, theatre and video games. The book appeared with Seuil.