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Clemens Ruthner, Habsburg's Dark Continent

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4 – 5:30pm

Clemens Ruthner, Habsburg's Dark Continent

Florian Krobb, Professor of German Studies (Maynooth University), will be launching Habsburg's Dark Continent, the latest book by our colleague Dr Clemens Ruther.

This monograph is about colonial fantasies and practices in Austria during the Habsburg imperial period in the long 19th century: within the literary texts of Kafka, Grillparzer, Altenberg and Kubin, but also in the socio-cultural reality of the occupation and administration of Bosnia-Hercegovina by the Double Monarchy, 1878-1918. Thus, due to its own hybrid nature, the book is of interest for literary and cultural scholars as well as for historians; it tries to make a case for (Post)colonial studies re: the big land-bound empires of Europe in the 19th century that are usually not seen through the  the lens of colonialism.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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