Event Date: 11 December 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
The Austrian Cultural Forum presents:
Professor Wolfgang Müller-Funk (Vienna) – The Architecture of Modern Culture: Hermann Broch reads James Joyce
In cooperation with the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature the ACF presents a lecture by Professor Wolfgang Müller-Funk, cultural theorist and essayist. He will speak about his most recent publication, ‘The Architecture of Modern Culture – Towards a Narrative Cultural Theory’ (De Gruyter 2012), a collection of essays that contain fundamental contributions to contemporary cultural analysis and theory as well as exemplary interpretations of film, literature and other media. Central issues of current cultural studies are addressed: cultural identity, collective memory and post-colonial studies. The oeuvre of cultural and literary critic Wolfgang Müller-Funk encompasses historic analyses such as readings of Broch, Canetti and Musil, and the heritage they passed on. Other essays move from the beginning of the 20th to the 21st century and address questions of space, time and globalization discussing, for example, Walter Benjamin and 9/11.
Born in Bremen and now living in Vienna, Wolfgang Müller-Funk has held the position of Professor for Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna since 1993
Introduction by Dr Heide Kunzelmann.