2009 Zweig SymposiumProgram

Archives and Special Collections
Daniel A. Reed Library
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3183


1 October 2009

4-4:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Location:  Japanese Garden Area, Reed Library
4:30-5 PM
Opening Remarks

Dennis Hefner, President, The State University of New York at Fredonia

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Assistant Professor of English

Jeremy Linden, Head of Archives and Special Collections

5-6 PM
Keynote Address:  Oliver Matuschek (author of Stefan Zweig: Drei Leben)  "The Three Lives of Stefan Zweig"

Dinner at White Inn, Fredonia, NY

2 October 2009

9-10:30 AM
Presentations:  Transatlantic Zweig

Location:  Williams Center S-104

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"

10:30-11 AM
Coffee Break

11 AM - 12:30 PM

Presentations: Zweig's Connections

Location:  Williams Center S-104

Walter Kreyszig (University of Saskatchewan/University of 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 Unfantomable Gesture"

12:30-1:30 PM
Lunch on Campus

1:30-3:30 PM

Presentations:  Zweig and Brazil

Location:  Williams Center S-104

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) & 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"

3:30-4:30 PM
Keynote Address:  Klaus Weissenberger (Rice University)
"Stefan Zweig's Non-fictional Prose in Exile - Mastery of the European Genre of 'Kunstprosa'"

Location:  Williams Center S-104

4:30-5:15 PM
Visit to Zweig Exhibit, Reed Library

5:15-7 PM

7 PM
Screening of Lost Zweig at Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia, NY

3 October 2009

9-9:30 AM
Klemens Renoldner
(Director of Stefan Zweig Center, Salzburg, Austria)
"Stefan Zweig: Life in Cities of Exile / New York, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro"

Location:  Williams Center S-104

9:30-11 AM
Presentations:  Zweig and Politics

Location:  Williams Center S-104

Jeffrey Berlin (Holy Family University)
"The Writer's Political Obligation in Exile: The Case of Stefan Zweig, 1933-1940"

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"

11 AM-12 PM

Randolph Klawiter
(University of Notre Dame)
Zweig Bibliography in Wiki format:

Location:  Williams Center S-104

12 PM
Closing remarks


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