Join us on Friday, November 8th, 2013, at 7:00 pm in Pardee Hall ( 4th floor, Max Kade Lobby) to meet our Austrian guests, Marianne Gruber, Gabriele Petricek, Judith Nika Pfeifer, Vladimir Vertlib, Philipp Weiss, and the scholars, Elizabeth Ametsbichler (U of Montana), Barbara Kosta (U of Arizona), Kirsten Krick-Aigner (Wofford College), and Dagmar Lorenz (U of Illinois at Chicago).
7:30 – 8:30 pm PRESENTATION by Gabriele Petricek. She will speak about the founding of PODIUM in the early 1970s and the involvement of Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF MAX KADE CENTER FOR GERMAN STUDIES
AUSTRIAN-AMERICAN PODIUM DIALOG
November 8 – 10, 2013
Max Kade Center for German Studies (429 Pardee Hall)
SPONSORS: The “AUSTRIAN-AMERICAN PODIUM DIALOG” is sponsored by the Max Kade Center for German Studies, the
Dept of Foreign Languages & Literatures, the writers’ association PODIUM, the City of Vienna, the
culture division of the government of Lower Austria, and Austria’s ministry of Foreign Affairs.
INVITED AUTHORS (members of PODIUM): Marianne Gruber (President of the Austrian Society for Literature),
Judith Nika Pfeifer, Vladimir Vertlib, and Philipp Weiss;
INVITED SCHOLARS: Liz Ametsbichler (U of MT), Barbara Kosta (U of Arizona), Kirsten Krick-Aigner (Wofford C.), and
Dagmar Lorenz (U of Illinois at Chicago).
ORGANIZERS (members of PODIUM): Gabriele Petricek, 2010 Max Kade writer-in-residence, and
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Prof. of German)
The theme of the symposium is “Passages/Crossings”. Literature readings are in German; English translations are available. Scholarly papers are either in German or English followed by a bilingual discussion.
** FRIDAY (7-9PM) 7:00PM Reception in the Max Kade Center Lobby (4th Floor Pardee Hall)
7:30 PM Presentation (in German with English translation) by Gabriele Petricek on the founding of PODIUM in 1971 and W.H. Auden’s participation (award-winning Anglo American poet, who gave a reading at Lafayette College in 1966).
8:40-9:10 Reading by Marianne Gruber
9:10-9:40 Lecture/ Presentation by Prof. Kristen Krick-Aigner (Wofford College, SC)
9:40-10:10 Discussion moderated by Lamb-Faffelberger with Gabriele Petricek
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Reading by Vladimir Vertlib
11:00-11:30 Lecture/Presentation by Prof. Dagmar Lorenz (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago)
11:30-12:00 Discussion moderated by Lamb-Faffelberger with Gabriele Petricek
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 Reading by Judith Pfeifer
14:00-14:30 Lecture/Presentation by Prof. Elizabeth Ametsbichler (Univ. of Montana)
14:30-15:00 Discussion moderated by Lamb-Faffelberger with Gabriele Petricek
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
15:20-15:50 Reading by Philip Weiss
15:50-16:20 Lecture /Presentation by Prof. Barbara Kosta (Univ. of Arizona)
16:20-16:50 Discussion moderated by Lamb-Faffelberger with Gabriele Petricek
9:30–11:30AM Interview Sessions with each author conducted by German students from Lafayette College.
11:45AM Closing Remarks by the Organizers
** Monday, Nov. 11, Reading in the AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM, NYC at 6:30PM moderated by Gabriele Petricek
and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger. SEE: http://www.acfny.org/event/podium-crossings-passages/.