Sunday, March 19

Sunday, March 19, 2017

University of Illinois at Chicago

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

800 S. Halsted St.


9:00-9:30 am

Coffee and breakfast rolls



9:30-10:45 am

Literature Reading

Martin Amanshauser, Vienna and Berlin

Moderator: Geoffrey C. Howes, Bowling Green State University

Martin Amanshauser was born in Salzburg in 1968. He studied history, Portuguese, Spanish, and Africana Studies at the University of Vienna. He earned the doctorate in 2001 with a disseration on medieval Iberian history. He now lives in Vienna and Berlin. He is an author, a translator from the Portuguese, and a travel reporter who contributes to the ddeutsche Zeitung, Der Standard, and Die Presse, for which he writes a weekly column, “Amanshausers Welt.” He has won a number of prizes and awards, including the Georg-Trakl-Förderungspreis für Lyrik (1992), the Österreichisches Staatstipendium für Literatur (1996-97), and the Förderungspreis des Rauriser Literaturpreises (2011). His books include the poetry collection 100.000 verkaufte Exemplare (2002), the novels Im Magen einer kranken Hyäne, Wiener Stadtkrimi (1997), Erdnussbutter (1998), Chicken Christl (2004), Alles klappt nie (2005) and Der Fisch in der Streichholzschachtel (2015). His travel books include Falsch reisen. Alle machen es (2014) and Typisch Welt. 111 Geschichten zum weiter Reisen (2016). His first children’s book, Pedro und der Drachen, was published in 2016. His website:


11:00 am-12:30 pm

#52 Roundtable

Austrian Studies in an Age of Crisis



Carl Niekerk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

Elizabeth Loentz, University of Illinois at Chicago



Katherine Arens, University of Texas at Austin

Michael Burri, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Dassanowsky, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Todd Herzog, University of Cincinnati

Hilary Hope Herzog, University of Kentucky

Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University