Uncanny Valleys: Austrian Literature and Film in the New Millennium

This discussion presents an analysis of developments of and against the Freudian notion of the uncanny in Austrian culture of the new millennium, exploring texts, films and images that confront the repressed, the repeated and the ruptured, and a discussion of the uncanny techniques at work in Hechenblaikner’s visually stunning, thought-provoking images. The event is introduced by Andrea Capovilla (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature & Culture at the IMLR). Deborah Holmes (Salzburg/IMLR) interviews Heide Kunzelmann (Vienna) and Lyn Marven (Liverpool), guest editors of Uncanny Valleys. Austrian Literature and Film in the New Millennium (Austrian Studies, 29). This is followed by a conversation between contributor Julia Secklehner (Brno) and acclaimed photographer Lois Hechenblaikner (in German with English translation).

Author: Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Speaker(s): Heide Kunzelmann (Vienna); Lyn Marven (Liverpool); Lois Hechenblaikner (Reith/Tirol); Julia Secklehner (Brno). Chair: Deborah Holmes (Salzburg/IMLR). Welcome/introduction: Andrea Capovilla (IMLR). Additional questions: Christian Drobe. 

Organisations: Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Event date: Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 5:00pm

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