Stefan Zweig and Britain

International conference jointly organised by Austrian Cultural Forum, London; Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations Queen Mary, University of London; Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Internationales Stefan Zweig Zentrum, Salzburg; Leo Baeck Institute London, Queen Mary, University of London; The British Library London.

London, 6-8 June 2012

Programme

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Venue: Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
15.00: Welcome and Introduction by the Conference Organisers Rüdiger Görner (Queen Mary, University of London) and Klemens Renoldner (Stefan Zweig Centre, University of Salzburg)
14.15:  Richard Dove (London)
‘Die englischen Jahre’. Stefan Zweig in Britain
16.00:
Tea
16.30: Mark Gelber (Beer Sheva)
Stefan Zweig: British Literature and European Sensibilities

19.00-21.00: Reception and Concert at the invitation of the Austrian Ambassador, Dr Emil Brix (separate registration required, Venue: 18 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PX), featuring music from the Stefan Zweig Collection performed by Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano) and José Luis Gayo (piano)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Venue: Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Chair: Rüdiger Görner (London)
10.00:  Margit Dirscherl (London)
‘Eine seltsame Umkehr’. Stefan Zweigs Feuilleton Der Genius Englands
10.45: Coffee
11.15: Klemens Renoldner (Salzburg)
‘Der Held wird nicht untergehen’: Stefan Zweigs Kampf für Charles Dickens
12.00: Ulrike Tanzer (Salzburg)
‘In meinem Ende ist mein Anbeginn’: Zu Stefan Zweigs Maria Stuart
12.45: Lunch (own arrangements)

Chair: Klemens Renoldner (Salzburg)
14.30: Arturo Larcati (Verona)
Stefan Zweigs Bearbeitung von Jonsons Gesellschaftssatire Epicoene or the Silent Woman
15.15: Monika Meister (Vienna)
Transformationen des Theaters. Stefan Zweig und Ben Jonson
16.00: Tea
16.30: Daniela Strigl (Vienna)
‘I want a hero’: Stefan Zweig und Lord Byron
17.15:  Stephan Resch (Auckland)
‘Must the man of action always be pursued by guilt?’ On Stefan Zweig’s Political Self-Conception in British Exile

Friday, 8 June 2012

Venue: Bronte Room, The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Chair: Oliver Matuschek (Hanover)
10.00: Ulrike Vedder (Berlin)
The Magic of Manuscripts: Stefan Zweig as Collector of Autographs
10.45: Coffee
11.15: Julia Rosenthal (London/Oxford)
Comments on, and Reading of, Albi Rosenthal: Aspects of Autograph Collecting, Past and Present
12.00: Arthur Searle (British Library)
The British Library Stefan Zweig Collection
12.45: Lunch (own arrangements)
13.30: Concert of Works from the Stefan Zweig Collection featuring David Alberman and his String Quartet

Chair: Rüdiger Görner (London)
14.30: Anthea Bell (Oxford)
On Translating Zweig

Chair: Rüdiger Görner (London)/Klemens Renoldner (Salzburg)
15.15: Zweig Reception and Research (Research Student Presentations): Nazli Nikjamal (QMUL) Zweig in Persia; Arnhilt  Höfle (IGRS): Zweig in China; Iris Himmlmayr (Vienna): Zweig in Europe

Refreshments/Close of Conference

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