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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: German Studies

Staff in the Department of German

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Publication details for Professor Janet Stewart

2005 (co-edited with Ward, Simon) Blueprints for No-Man's Land: Connections in Contemporary Austrian Culture, Peter Lang, 228 pp.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This volume brings together a collection of essays focusing on selected aspects of inter- and multidisciplinarity in contemporary Austrian culture. These include the connections between literature and the media, literature and the visual arts, literature and travel, and the visual arts and public space. The individual contributions deal with central figures in the Austrian arts, including Thomas Bernhard, Franzobel, Elfriede Jelinek, Peter Handke, Peter Turrini and Doron Rabinovici, as well as collective ventures such as Walter Grond's Odysseus project and the museum in progress. They analyse the impact of connections between disciplines on the cultural landscape in contemporary Austria, as well as examining the limits of such interaction between disciplines.