Lecture: “Austrian Identity after WWII: Contested Narratives and Lingering Silences”
at Genealogy of Amnesia Symposium, November 8-10, 2018 (mumok, Vienna/Austria)
In this talk, we investigate how different contested narratives regarding Austria’s past were constructed and debated in official speeches by politicians at commemorative events from 1995 to 2015.
Ruth Wodak is Emerita Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Lancaster University, UK/ University of Vienna, Austria. She has published widely on identity politics and politics of the past (see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/about-us/people/ruth-wodak for more information).
Markus Rheindorf is a lecturer at the Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria. He is an applied linguist with extensive work on cultural studies and on discourse in politics, the media, and the sciences.
Place: mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Austria)
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret