Tag der offenen Tür Snooker- und English Billiardsverein (German)

Der Heeres- Snooker & English Billiards Club in Wien bietet demnächst einen Tag der offenen Tür an.

Snooker und English Billiards sind vor allem im britischen Sprachraum sehr verbreitet und dort fast schon eine der nationalen Sportarten. Vielleicht sagt euch ja Ronnie O’Sullivan etwas? Das ist wohl einer der bekanntesten Spieler der aktuellen Zeit.

Wir haben selbst ein paar Clubmitglieder, welche nur oder hauptsächlich Englisch sprechen und es findet regelmäßig ein Austausch mit Spielern aus England/Irland/Nordirland statt. Wir fahren immer wieder mal zu Turnieren auf die Insel(n) oder es kommen uns Gäste von dort besuchen. Jedenfalls gibt es in Österreich nur sehr wenige Gelegenheiten den Sport von Grund auf zu lernen. Und da wir eine doch eher kleine (und deshalb sehr familiäre) Runde an SpielerInnen sind, würden wir uns über jede/n Interessenten freuen 🙂

Es beginnt demnächst auch ein Basiskurs: http://hsebc.at/2018/02/12/naechster-basiskurs-startet-am-12-maerz/ in unserem Vereinslokal im 14. Bezirk.

Falls ihr ein bisschen reinschnuppern wollt, hier unsere Webseite: http://hsebc.at/

Info flyer: TdoT_HSEBC


Uni-Verse Anthology

From the very beginning, one of our main goals has always been to eventually publish an anthology and we’re incredibly pleased to announce that yep, this is actually happening! 
From today forth and until the 20th of February, you can send your most polished heart-wrenching, bone-chilling, spine-shivering, brain-tickling, soul-warming magical strings of words to writing@universe.univie.org.
Do note that there are two sections: The General Section for all creative texts dearest to you and the Specific Section for a bit of a challenge, in which all texts should be centred on the theme of the year. This year, the theme is (appropriately) “Beginnings.” and we can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with! 

See you in print,
the Uni-Verse Committee

March at the Austrian Film Museum

Film and history, history and film, film (hi)stories, filming history, film history: The Film Museum devotes its March program to the myriad expressions of these wordplays as well as their formative influence on cinema and the role of a cinematheque. Huston, Wyler, Capra, Ford, Stevens, Lurf, Lassnig, film documents of daily life during the Nazi era 1932–1941, Driftwood and Diagonale. Here is March as we imagine it:

John Huston | William Wyler
in dialogue with Frank Capra, John Ford & George Stevens

March 2 to April 5, 2018
History can, for example, mean that classical Hollywood directors come into contact with world history. John Huston (1906-1987) and William Wyler (1902-1981) are among the most significant American filmmakers. It has been a long time since the Film Museum has last paid appropriate tribute to their films. Their work and life were profoundly marked by the experiences ofWorld War II and their filmic contributions to the U.S. Army’s war effort. We will show selected films by these directors in dialogue with three of their contemporaries: Frank Capra, John Ford and George Stevens.

Films made during the war are as essential to our retrospective as those made before and after the U.S. involvement in World War II. This combination shows the mastery of filmmakers like Huston and Wyler across the genres, while allowing for values the likes of honesty and courage to emerge among the humanist principles they uphold.

John Ford was the first to join the War Department, followed by Wyler, Huston, Stevens and Capra. The war documents made by Wyler, Ford and Huston amount to nothing less than pinnacles of cinema. All five returned to the studio system after the war, a world whose ethical, aesthetic and social norms had been completely shattered. Our retrospective strives to make this turning point visible.
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In Person: Johann Lurf
March 8 to 11, 2018
Speaking of film history, turning points of an entirely different kind are provided by the Austrian avant-garde shooting star Johann Lurf. The “star” bit is a good cue, as Lurf’s latest and most extensive work so far, ★ (2017), demonstrates just such an engagement with film history: Atranscendental and trancelike gaze at the starry sky of cinema. Here the meandering, at timesmischievous gesture of the cineaste meets formalist rigor in a string of simultaneous and contrasting movements, a characteristic of many of the artist’s works.

The Film Museum will pay tribute to Johann Lurf with an In Person program together with a Carte blanche including a number of rare and exceptional short films. We will show all of Lurf’s works for the cinema, many in rarely seen 3D versions. An exhibition of Lurf’s graphic work and photographs as well as his installative Ameisenkino will be presented in the foyer of the Film Museum. The filmmaker will be present at all screenings and available for audience Q&As.
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Maria Lassnig: Films in progress
April 5, 2018
Another worldwide outstanding position caught between art and film history originating from Austria is occupied by Maria Lassnig. After their premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, we are proud to present a selection of both finished films and film fragments made by Lassnig in 1970s New York. These “films in progress” were digitized by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in collaboration with the Film Museum and completed in the spirit of Maria Lassnig by Hans Werner Poschauko and Mara Mattuschka.
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From the Brown Age
March 11, 2018
The strained relationship between film and history is explored in our program From the Brown Age. Film documents of daily life during the Nazi era 1932-1941. Almost ten years after our Film Documents and Contemporary History, we will once again turn the spotlight on 20th century archival material. Ingo Zechner and Michael Loebenstein will present footage filmed by Austrian and foreign amateurs during the “Anschluss” and thereafter as well as films in which Austrian National Socialists erect a documentary monument to themselves; among these are rare footage from the NSDAP film department shot in 1932/33 and recently discovered private films from a high-ranking “party member” made in the early years of the war.
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“Small wonder that camera reality parallels historical reality in terms of its structure, its general constitution. Exactly as historical reality, it is partly patterned, partly amorphous – a consequence, in both cases, of the half-cooked state of our everyday world.”
(Siegfried Kracauer, “History: The Last Things Before the Last”)

The Diagonale and “The Remains of Cinema”
Film history encompasses far more than just professional cinema. It is also formed by what remains in its wake: the ephemeral, unfinished, ignored, forgotten. Along with private footage filmed in 1938, in the traditional Diagonale month of March we will address the Driftwood of film history. The exploration will begin with Olaf Möller’s short film program on March 19: An evening highlighting special finds and works emerging from unrealized or thwarted projects.
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Cinematic driftwood galore can also be found in an exhibition at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz, open from February 10 to April 22. Reaching across genres and generations, the exhibition curated by Norbert Pfaffenbichler and Sandro Droschl is organized in cooperation between the Diagonale and the Austrian Film Museum. Historical and contemporary artistic positions are brought face to face with historical film artifacts in order to investigate the impact and reverberations of cinema in art and “cultural memory.” During the Diagonale, we will also present a program curated by Alejandro Bachmann and Stefanie Zingl: “Live Wire Province. Post-1968 Film Tropes of the Provincial.” The question of how film portrayed the province after 1968 is explored in a wide range of means: from documentary to amateur films. Film writes and depicts history: this is how.
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Picture: Under the Volcano, 1984, John Huston

Anglophonia: Voices and Perspectives – extended deadline

Dear all,

we would once again like to invite you to our conference, Anglophonia: Voices and Perspectives – International Student Conference on English Studies 2018, which is organized by English Student Club X.a. and will take place at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb (3 Ivan Lučić Street) on 3, 4 and 5 May 2018.

The deadline for submitting papers for the conference has been extended to 10 March 2018. The call for papers containing all additional information can be found in the attachment to this e-mail. Feel free to forward it to all your colleagues who might be interested.

For further details about the conference please follow the conference website (http://anglophonia.ffzg.unizg.hr/), and for any additional enquiries regarding the programme, and other general questions, please contact the following e-mail address: anglophonia.ksaxa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at our conference!

Info PDF:Anglophonia cfp (Extended Deadline)

Auditions: the English EnChoir

Dear students,

Did you know the Anglistics department has a choir? A student choir? Organised by and for students? Well now you do!

We are the EnChoir, and we are looking for new members! We usually have at least one concert per semester, for the summer semester 2018 this concert will have the focus of “Film Music” – so you can imagine how cool our song selection is going to be!

Now ladies, as we already have a lot of female members, our options of adding more ladies are strongly dependent on how many men we have this semester – so if you are interested, there is still a chance, but the more men we have, the better. What does this mean? BRING US YOUR MEN! MEN, BRING YOURSELF!

There will be auditions held on February 28th and March, 6th at 20.00 at the Anglistics department, where you will be able to show us your voice. Don’t worry, this will not be a huge deal – just a person and a piano telling you to sing stuff (so no big preparation needed). No audience, no pressure, no creepy people hitting buzzers.

If you think, hey, I like singing and I don’t sound like a screeching harpy, and I have two hours every week (rehearsals take place at Anglistics department, from 20.00 until 21.45) to just go and sing, then please let us know via email (info.enchoir@gmail.com).

We look forward to hearing from and meeting you!

Your EnChoir

Student Society: The English ImPROs Vienna

NEW Student Society!
You love acting, but hate memorizing lengthy scripts? Are you spontaneous, passionate, creative, and up for a challenge?
Then feel free to join The English ImPROs Vienna!

Workshop schedule and meeting place TBA.
For more information, please contact Natalie (PM via Facebook Messenger or send an e-Mail to natalie.abrahamian@univie.ac.at )

european beat studies network – call for papers

european beat studies network
7th annual conference:
vienna, 3 – 6 october 2018 (co-organized by vienna poetry school)
call for papers
deadline for abstracts: february 15, 2018

european beat studies network
7th annual conference
vienna, 3 – 6 october 2018

beats and politics – past and present

submissions are invited for the seventh annual conference of the european beat studies network (ebsn) that will take place at the schule für dichtung (sfd/vienna poetry school) in vienna, austria, on october 3–6, 2018.

call for papers >> https://ebsn.eu/cfp2018/

deadline for abstracts: february 15, 2018

beat culture can be regarded as a manifestation of political protest against the oppressive and anti-freedom of expression political atmosphere of the 1950s, which culminated in several obscenity trials (howlnaked lunchfuck you/ a magazine of the arts). examples of later beat political activism include william burroughs and allen ginsberg’s participation in the protests at the 1968 democratic national convention in chicago, ginsberg’s arrest at the anti-nuclear rocky flats blockade of railroad tracks in 1978, and his participation at numerous protests against the vietnam war.

the 2018 conference will focus on the relevance of the beat generation against the backdrop of the current political turmoil in the us and beyond. in particular, we seek papers which assess the beats within the context of political activism as well as cultural politics of identity, gender, ethnicity, lgbt rights and/or environmentalism. we are also interested in the impact of recent works by beat poets who are still active (e.g., the 2017 “exorcism of the white house” by ed sanders and the reunited fugs), as well as by younger artists who are influenced by beat aesthetics.

we invite submissions for panels, roundtables, dialogues, visual exhibitions, and performances, on any aspect of the beat generation and their legacy. but priority will be given to proposals related to the conference theme as outlined above, transnational links between austrian culture and the beats, and ruth weiss, who grew up in vienna and had to escape with her parents in the wake of nazi aggression against jewish communities. she will celebrate her 90th birthday in 2018.

the vienna poetry school was founded in 1992 and modelled after the jack kerouac school in colorado. the school has become a centre of beat-related and counter-cultural activity since its inception, hosting an array of prominent beat figures, including allen ginsberg, anne waldman, ed sanders, and ruth weiss.

Ethnocineca Filmwerkstatt 2018

Du hast Interesse am ethnographischen Dokumentarfilm? Du schaust leidenschaftlich gern Filme und wolltest schon immer mal selbst ein Thema visuell umsetzen? Dann ist die Filmwerkstatt genau das Richtige für Dich.

Von 05.04. – 15.04.2018 bietet Dir die ethnocineca Filmwerkstatt in Wien die Möglichkeit zum Erlernen der theoretischen Grundlagen und der praktischen Umsetzung ethnographischer und dokumentarischer Filme. Die in Österreich einzigartige Workshopreihe bietet in 10 Tagen komplexe Einblicke in das Handwerk und vielfältige methodische und theoretische Zugänge zu ethnographischem Dokumentarfilmschaffen. Nach vier Tagen des fachlichen Inputs von internationalen FilmemacherInnen, ProduzentInnen und AnthropologInnen konzipieren die TeilnehmerInnen ihr eigenes Dokumentarfilm-Projekt und setzen dieses in den darauffolgenden sieben Tagen in Teamarbeit um. Dieses Jahr freuen wir uns erneut auf Vorträge der US-Amerikanischen Filmemacherin und Anthropologin Darcy Alexandra, die aus Zürich zu uns kommen wird, sowie auf die Dokumentarfilmerin und Anthropologin Janine Prins, die den TeilnehmerInnen ihren Blick für neue Formen des Erzählens vermittelt. Nach dem Abschluss an der National Film and Television School in England machte sie als Visuelle Anthropologin (Universität Leiden) Karriere. Sie ist als unabhängige als Visuelle Anthropologin sowohl in künstlerischen wie wissenschaftlichen Bereichen tätig und gibt leidenschaftlich gern und mitreißend ihr Wissen weiter. Sie wird einen ganzen Workshop-Tag gestalten und den TeilnehmerInnen zur Verfügung stehen.

Bewerbt Euch bis 21. Februar 2018 mit einer Filmidee zum Thema Whose story is it?.

Mehr Informationen zur Projektwerkstatt und Anmeldemodalitäten findet Ihr im Infoblatt (siehe Anhang) und auf unserer Website: http://www.ethnocineca.at/filmwerkstatt

Wie im vergangenen Jahr, gibt es auch heuer wieder zwei gratis Teilnehmerplätze, für die Ihr Euch bei finanziellem Bedarf bewerben könnt.

Bei Fragen wendet Euch bitte an Katja oder Sophie unter filmwerkstatt@ethnocineca.at.

Wir freuen uns schon auf Eure Bewerbungen!

Herzliche Grüße,
Das FWS Team
Katja Seidel und Sophie Wagner


Call for papers: SYN Magazin #16 – Radikal


Ist radikal immer gleich politisch? Abgeleitet vom griechischen radix, bedeutet radikal so viel wie Probleme an der Wurzel anzupacken und möglichst umfassend, vollständig und nachhaltig zu lösen. Im Zuge der sozialen und gesellschaftspolitischen Herausforderungen des 21.

Jahrhunderts zeichnen sich zunehmend radikale Trends ab. Die Frage ist wie Kunst, Kulturproduktion, Wissenschaft, … reagieren. Die Begriffsgeschichte zeigt, dass dem Begriff radikal durch eine bürgerliche Öffentlichkeit ein negativer Beigeschmack angedichtet wird. Im konventionellen Sprachgebrauch steht radikal für abnorme Positionen und Standpunkte. Dies erfasst allerdings nicht den Kern der Begriffsbedeutung.

Wir sind der Überzeugung, dass Wissenschaft ihren Elfenbeinturm verlassen soll! In diesem Sinne, da wir alle ein zoon politikón sind: Position beziehen, kritisch sein, radikal oder besonnen! Wissenschaft in die Offensive, wir wollen eure Texte!



Was ist schon radikal? ~ Begriffsdefinition, radikale Performativität, …
radikale Ästhetik(en) ~ Cinéma Militant, Agit-Prop, New Queer Cinema, …
radikale Protagonist*innen ~ alles ist möglich, nur bitte kein Held*innenkult!
öffentliche Wahrnehmung(en) ~ Berichterstattung, Kryptografie, Anonymität, …
Verschwinden der Mitte? ~ Radikalisierung & Polarisierung, Hatespeech, …
Brüche und/oder Kontinuitäten ~ Dekonstruktion, Avantgarden: Fluxus, Dada, …
Grenzüberschreitungen ~ Rausch, Exzess, Hedonismus, …
Historizität des Radikalen ~ 68er, Antikolonialismus, Oktoberrevolution, …
„Keine Toleranz der Intoleranz“ ~ Radikalismus radikal bekämpfen?


*Was wir machen

Redaktionelle Betreuung der eingereichten Arbeiten in Hinblick auf Inhalt, Stil, Struktur; diskursive und kritische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Betreuer*innen und Autor*innen; Peer-Review-Verfahren; Lektorat.


*Wen wir ansprechen möchten

Studierende aller Universitäten mit Interesse an geistes- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen, die Zeit und Lust haben, ihre wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (Hausübungen, Seminar-, Bachelor-Arbeiten, außeruniversitäre Textproduktionen etc.) in den folgenden drei Monaten mit dem SYN-Team zu bearbeiten – bei persönlichen Treffen oder via Internetkommunikation. Auch die Einreichung von konkreten Konzepten ist möglich.


*Was zu beachten ist

Erwünscht sind gängige Word- oder PDF-Formate und eine Länge von höchstens 40.000 Zeichen. Im gemeinsamen Arbeitsprozess wird angestrebt, die Artikel auf einen Umfang von25.000 Zeichen zu kürzen/komprimieren.


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