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Contact and Conflict in English Studies

Assistant editors: Christian Grösslinger / Christopher Herzog


Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Herbert Schendl

The book presents contributions to the 2012 conference of the Austrian Association of University Teachers of English in which scholars of various fields of English Studies discuss aspects of contact and conflict in Anglophone literatures, critical theory, cultural studies, interdisciplinary and comparative English studies and English linguistics. The papers reflect current research in these areas and show that disciplinary classifications are no longer as rigid as they used to be: Topics are as widely spread as linguistic variation, Māori English, English as a lingua franca, intergenerational conflict, hip hop discourse, literature and the creative arts, science drama, childhood in crime fiction, and the crisis of «high art».
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About the editors


JULIA AVERILL is a doctoral student of the Ohio State University while engaged in coursework at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She has conducted her doctoral research in Innsbruck, where she studied the attributes accompanying hip hop discourses of high school students there. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otterbein University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University in the United States.

SABINE COELSCH-FOISNER is Professor of English Literature and Cultural Theory at the University of Salzburg. She is the author of award-winning Revolution in Poetic Consciousness: An Existential Reading of Mid-Twentieth-Century British Women’s Poetry (2001) and has edited over twenty books, recent ones including: Life-Course Models in Literary Narratives (2011), The Museal Turn (2012), New Directions of the European Fantastic (2012) and Memorialisation (2015). She has lectured widely in Europe and the USA and is Head of the Department of English and American Studies. She is the leader of the transdisciplinary research group “Cultural Dynamics” at the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG), and she directs the public programme “Atelier Gespräche”, in which she collaborates with prestigious cultural institutions both in Salzburg and abroad. Her research areas include aesthetics, fantastic literature, Shakespeare, Romantic, Victorian, and Twentieth-Century Literature, theatre studies, cultural infrastructures, opera, literature and the creative arts.

NORA DORN is a lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Vienna. She studied English and Italian at the Universities of Bologna and Vienna, where she received her MA in 2010....

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