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Elfriede Jelinek – A Composer

November 23 at 7 PM

Literary-musical soirée

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In celebration of Austrian composer Elfriede Jelinek’s 75th birthday (October 20, 2021), the Inter-University Research Network Elfriede Jelinek of the University of Vienna, the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna and the Max Kade Center for German Studies at Lafayette College in Easton, in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, are organizing an interdisciplinary symposium that explores Elfriede Jelinek’s references to theater, music, and film.

The symposium, which connects scholars and artists in Easton, New York, and Vienna in a hybrid form and will be live-streamed online, is the first comprehensive conference on Elfriede Jelinek in the United States.

The literary-musical closing event of the symposium, Elfriede Jelinek – A Composer, which takes place at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York will explore Elfriede Jelinek’s musical imprint, her own compositions, her “musical” writing, and her engagement with her favorite composer, Franz Schubert.


Elfriede Jelinek (born October 20, 1946) is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She is one of the most decorated authors writing in German today and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her “musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, with extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power.”


The Joint Research Network Elfriede Jelinek is a cooperation established in February 2020 between the University of Vienna and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK). These are the two universities Elfriede Jelinek attended for her studies. This interaction is not only an innovative model of affiliating a university that focuses on the sciences and an art university but is also a logical consequence of Elfriede Jelinek’s intermedial approach and her strong affinity with music, the theatre (including musical theatre), dance, and film.


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Nov 23 2021


7:00 pm
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Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
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