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An online talk by Jacqueline Vansant (Michigan)

Jacqueline Vansant, Professor Emerita of German at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, is one of the foremost US-based scholars of Austrian literature, film and history of the twentieth century. In her most recent book Austria Made in Hollywood she analyses Austrian settings in over sixty Hollywood films by directors from Erich von Stroheim to Billy Wilder to Michael Curtiz, and many lesser knowns in-between. Vansant analyses the films as cultural artefacts fuelled by both (critical) nostalgia and responses to historical caesuras, and as refractions of American concerns relating to class and ethnicity.

Chair: Andrea Capovilla (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature & Culture at the IMLR)

This event is being held online via Zoom. Attendance free; advance online registration required. 

The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre is sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum London.