2009 October 1-3: Stefan Zweig's Transatlantic Connections

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2009 Zweig Symposium. State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY USA. Symposium Co-Chairs: Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Department of English SUNY Fredonia and Jeremy Linden, Head of Archives and Special Collections, SUNY Fredonia


1 October 2009

Welcome Reception. Japanese Garden Area, Reed Library
Opening Remarks: Denniis Hefner, President, SUNY Fredonia; Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Assistant Professor of English; Jeremy Linden, Head of Archives and Special Collections
Keynote Address: Oliver Matuscheck. The Three Lives of Stefan Zweig

Transatlantic Zweig

Nikolaus Unger [University of Warwick]. '. . . to compare a rather uncertain impression of the new continent with reality . . .' - Stefan Zweig and New York
Christine Berthold [University of Macerata]. Approaching the Far Away: Magellan and Amerigo
Birger Vanwesenbeeck [State University of New York at Fredonia]. The Generational Autobiography: Zweig vs. Flaubert

Zweig's Connections

Walter Kreyszig [University of Saskatchewan/University if Vienna].'Your worlds are created from the spirit of music': Stefan Zweig's Biography on Romain Rolland and the Continuation of the 'Great Man' Theory of History in North America
George Prochnik [Independent scholar]. The Netherworld of Yesterday: An Imaginary Conversation between Stefan Zweig and Hannah Arendt
Sylvio Back [Director of Lost Zweig]. The Unfathomable Gesture

Zweig and Brazil

Marlen Eckl [Independent scholar].'Das Paradies ist überall verloren': Stefan Zweig's Concept of Brazil compared to the viewpoint espoused by other German-speaking Brazilian émigrés
Darién Davis [Middlebury College] and Oliver Marshall [Independent scholar]. Exile and Liminality: Charlotte and Stefan Zweig in Brazil
Brenda Keiser [Bloomsburg University]. Stefan Zweig and Brazil: The Land of the Future
Marlen Eckl [Representative of the Casa Stefan Zweig]. The Casa Stefan Zweig Project in Petrópolis
Keynote Address: Klaus Weissenberger [Rice University]. Stefan Zweig's Non-fictional Prose in Exile - Mastery of the European Genre of "Kunstprosa"
Screening of Lost Zweigat Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia, NY

3 October 2009

Klemens Renoldner [Director of Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg, Austria]. Stefan Zweig: Life in Cities of Exile / New York, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro

Zweig and Politics

Jeffrey B. Berlin [Holy Family University]. The Writer's Political Obligation in Exile: The Case of Stefan Zweig, 1922-1940
Eva Kuttenberg [Pennsylvania State University, Erie]. Stefan Zweig's Transnationalism in the Making
Robert Whalen [Queens University of Charlotte]. Structuring Alterity. Stefan Zweig, Emmanuel Levinas, and the Trauma of the Other

Closing Lecture

Randolph J. Klawiter [University of Notre Dame]. Zweig Bibliography in Wiki format
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