- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 17-18 MAY 2021 -
Marlen Haushofer’s dystopian novel Die Wand has reached a wide and varied audience since its publication in 1963: far from being restricted to an academic readership, it has become both a cult book and a modern classic. Despite having written an international bestseller, Marlen Haushofer remains a relatively undiscovered figure and presence within her generation of Austrian writers. In this she is comparable to Ilse Aichinger and Gerhard Fritsch, and in marked contrast to Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard. This conference, marking the 100th anniversary of Haushofer’s birth and the 50th of her death, is broadly conceived and seeks to situate her work within the historical contexts of the post-war period and the Cold War, as well as within the cultural contexts of Austrian literature in particular and dystopian fiction in general.
Institute of Modern Languages Research
New dates: 17 May 2021, 10:00AM - 18 May 2021