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Project Members:

Vicky Angelaki

Vicky Angelaki has completed a BA in English Language and Literature (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA in Research (Theatre) in the Department of Drama/Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is still based. In September 2005 she began her RHUL-funded PhD research, which will produce a monograph on the works of Martin Crimp from 1985 to the present. Other than contemporary British theatre, her research interests include art, philosophy and critical theories, which are also the areas where her teaching focuses.

Norbert Bachleitner

Norbert Bachleitner, b. 1954, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna; his fields of research include the relations between English, French and German Literature, especially from the 18th to the 20th century; the history of literary translation; the modern novel; digital literature; and the social history of literature, especially the history of the book and censorship (for further information see www.univie.ac.at/comp-lit/institut_bachleitner.html).

Martin Buxbaum

studied English and Russian at the universities of Vienna and Toronto and has been teaching advanced language courses (text production, theater-related writing, translating, adapting for the stage) at the English Department since 2000. Martin works full-time as English coordinator & instructor for the Project Management & IT degree program at the University of Applied Sciences - bfi Vienna and he also teaches general & business English courses at the University of Vienna Language Center. In addition, Martin also runs a translation services office.

Brigitte Dalinger

Brigitte Dalinger is Associate Professor of Theatre-, Film-, and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Her research in Austria, Israel and in the USA concentrates on Jewish theatre and drama. She also works in the fields of interculturality, 19th century, inter-war, and contemporary drama.

Paul Ferstl

Paul Ferstl is lecturer of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna. He studied Comparative Literature and German at the University of Vienna and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, worked as a research assistant and is currently writing a PhD thesis dealing with interactions between literature and comics. Other research interests include the historical novel and the history of literary censorship in Austria.

Dieter Fuchs

Dieter Fuchs is lecturer of English literature and cultural studies at the University of Vienna. He studied English, German and Comparative Literature at the Universities of Munich and Reading. Teaching activities: introductory seminars and courses to literary and cultural studies. Research interests: Renaissance Studies, Drama, Satire, James Joyce, Literary and Cultural Theory (website).

Werner Huber

Werner Huber is Professor of English and American Language and Literature. Ph.D. University of Mainz (1980), 'Habilitation' University of Paderborn (1995). Taught at the universities of Paderborn, Tübingen, and Chemnitz; Professor of English Literature at Chemnitz University of Technology (1999-2005). Research interests and publications in the fields of Irish Studies, auto/biography, English Romanticism (esp. the Romantic-era novel), the History of the Book, Samuel Beckett, contemporary theatre, and intermediality. He is President of the Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) and Vice-President (Europe) of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL).

Sandra Mayer

Sandra Mayer studied English and History at the universities of Sussex, UK, and Graz, Austria, where she submitted her MA thesis on the impact of scandal on the reception of Oscar Wilde's works in early twentieth century England. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Vienna, doing research on the reception of Wilde's plays on the Viennese stages in the twentieth century.

Ewald Mengel

Ewald Mengel is Professor of English and American Language and Literature, a position he also held at Bayreuth University. He has published books on Pinter, the English historical novel, Charles Dickens, translations of German dramas into English, the 18th century novel and the 20th century drama. His articles have centred on Pinter, Arden, Mortimer, the English historical novel, Dickens, Tennyson and Sterne. His current research interests include IT applications in English studies and the contemporary South African novel. His teaching ranges from Chaucer to contemporary British literature.


Elke Mettinger-Schartmann

Elke Mettinger-Schartmann is a part-time lecturer of English literature at the University of Vienna, where she offers introductory seminars to and surveys of English literature. Her research interests are Renaissance studies, literary and cultural theory, drama and the 19th century novel. She has published on Shakespeare and co-edited a book on contemporary English drama.

Barbara Olsson

Mag. Barbara Olsson studied English and History at the University of Vienna. Director of Studies at the Department of English from 2000-2004, Deputy Director of Studies since 2004. Research interests: 20th century English and American prose and drama; the history of the English department, Vienna university.

Barbara Pfeifer

Barbara Pfeifer studied English, German and History at Vienna University and began working as a research assistant at the English Department there. She is currently writing a PhD thesis concerned with the reception of George Bernard Shaw's plays by Viennese stages of the 20th century and has concentrated her research on Shaw studies, cultural theory and Viennese theatre history.

Margarete Rubik

Chair for English literature. Studied English and History in Vienna and American Studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she received an M.A. Was guest professor in Budapest and Brno. Is Vice president of CDE (Society for Contemporary Drama in English). Research interests: Restoration and 18th century women dramatists. Contemporary English drama, 19th century novel; re-writing and adapting the canon, Gender Studies, Literature and Cognitive Science. Teaches a broad range of subjects, also - but not exclusively - focussed on her research interests. See also her own website.

Ludwig Schnauder

Ludwig Schnauder studied English and German at Vienna University and University College London. In 2006 he completed his dissertation on Free Will and Determinism in Joseph Conrad's Major Fiction. In October 2006 he received an FWF-grant to work on a post-doc thesis concerned with Shakespeare as a Viennese classic, as part of the Weltbühne Wien project. His research interests include Shakespeare and Conrad studies, contemporary British fiction and cultural and literary theory. His teaching activities at the English department have included Introductory Seminars (Literature) and the lecture Introduction to the Study of Literatures in English.

Jonathan Sharp

Jonathan hails from Scotland and studied music at the RSADM in Glasgow, also receiving a degree in English from the University of St. Andrews. He has been in Vienna since 1999 and has taught at the Anglistik department since 2001. His teaching interests include theatre and drama in the EFL classroom, and he currently teaches language in use courses, also at the Dolmetsch Institute, and conducts freelance theatre and music workshops in Austrian schools. Jonathan is also active as an actor and music director at the International Theatre.

Mary Snell-Hornby

Since 1989 Full Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. Since 1997 Honorary Professor at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, UK. Founding member of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST), President 1992-1998. Extensive publications, author of Translation Studies. An Integrated Approach (1988, 1995) and The Turns of Translation Studies. New paradigms or shifting viewpoints? (2006), both published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

Rudolf Weiss

Rudolf Weiss studied English and German at Vienna University and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He teaches a wide range of subjects, with a special focus on nineteenth and twentieth century fiction as well as theatre and drama; a developing interest concerns all sorts of relations between literature and music. He has mainly published on Victorian and Edwardian theatre and drama, contemporary English drama and fiction as well as on reception history.

Project Members Working on Diploma Theses:

Anita Gritsch

Anita Gritsch studies English, French and Sociology at the University of Vienna. She enjoyed a year's studies at Edinburgh University, focusing mainly on drama. In her project on Ayckbourn she is working in an interdisciplinary way to bring together background knowledge and approaches from literature, sociology and theatre studies. A research trip to the Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is scheduled for the summer.

Barbara Kainz

Cornelia Kubinger

Antonina Lakner

Hano Pipic

Julia-Stefanie Maier


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