Thomas Bernhard: Language, History, Subjectivity

Thomas Bernhard: Language, History, Subjectivity
17 September 2020, 1.00pm - 18 September 2020, 5.15pm
Conference / Symposium

This virtual international conference will focus on the works of landmark Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, more than thirty years after his death. The conference aims to develop new readings of Bernhard’s primary texts via the three interconnected strands of language, history and subjectivity. Conference panels will explore topics such as Bernhard’s poetics, his dramatic works, and his persona. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rüdiger Görner (Queen Mary University of London) and Manfred Mittermayer (University of Salzburg). An exhibition of photo-illustrations by Heiko Berner for Bernhard’s A Child will accompany the ​online conference.

Organisers: Ernest Schonfield (University of Glasgow) and Katya Krylova (University of Aberdeen).

Attendance free, however, advance registration is required via the website:

This event is supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow, the Austrian Cultural Forum London, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre (Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London), the Histories and Subjectivities Research Cluster (University of Glasgow, School of Modern Languages and Cultures), and the University of Aberdeen.


Ernest Schonfield
0141 330 6934