exhibitions are experiencing a boom all over the world, probably in response to
the apparent end of the analogue age and the associated revaluation and auratization
of the original. Cultural artefacts are linked to changing attributions of
historical and contemporary identities: this can be shown particularly well in
regard to Austrian literature. After all, the decision of what should or may be
considered Austrian is closely linked to Austrian literature.
The designation of carriers of cultural heritage to a national heritage, to a European, or to a globally available globalized cultural asset, is more virulent today than ever before. This point is also relevant in regard to a major national Literature Museum.
Speaker: Bernhard Fetz (Director, Literary Archives, Austrian National Library)
Please register online at https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16595