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IMAGES (V) – Images of (Cultural) Values

The Conference Proceedings

Edited By Veronika Bernard

This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.
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The Editor


Veronika Bernard (PhD) is an Associate Professor (Privatdozentin) with the Department of German Language and Literature at the University of Innsbruck and a member of the research platform CenT (Cultural Encounters and Transfer). She has been the director of the project Breaking the Stereotype. Oriental and Occidental Stereotypes in the Course of Time ( and one of the two directors of the IMAGES project ( Veronika Bernard is a member of the advisory board of CINEJ Cinema Journal (

She has earned her postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) in German literature by her postdoctoral thesis Das emotionale Moment der Veränderung. Stadt als Dichtung. Her PhD thesis is about the representation of the Orient in 19th century Austrian travel writings.

Her research interests are: cultural encounters in movies; migrant literature (German-Turkish authors); European views and stereotyping of the Orient; and the city in literature.

She is the editor of the book IMAGES (IV) – Images of the Other: Istanbul – Vienna – Venice (Münster/Vienna/Berlin/New York: LIT Verlag 2015), and one of the editors of IMAGES (III) – Images of the City (Münster/Vienna/Berlin/New York: LIT Verlag 2014), IMAGES (II) – Images of the Poor (Münster/Vienna/Berlin/New York: LIT Verlag 2013), the online and print publication IMAGES (I) – Films as Spaces of Cultural Encounters (online: CINEJ Special Issue 1/2011, Pittsburgh 2011; print: Innsbruck 2011), and of Breaking the Stereotype. From Orient and Occident to a Mutual Understanding of Images (Innsbruck: iup 2011).

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