Faculty

The winter school courses are taught by distinguished scholars with international teaching experience. The faculty consists of tenured professors from the University of Vienna as well as professors from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Webster University Vienna.

Stefan Gasch

Portrait Stefan Gasch

Stefan Gasch (© Gregor Hofbauer)

Studies of Musicology, Medieval Studies and Auxiliary Sciences of History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; Doctorate in musicology (University of Vienna, 2008); (visiting) lecturer and project leader at the University of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; main fields of interest: (liturgical) music and culture of the early modern era in Central Europe; music for the veneration of the Virgin Mary; source studies; music and war/music and peace; music and modernism; the German Lied around 1900.

 

Selected publications: together with M. Grassl and A. V. Rabe: Henricus Isaac (c. 1450/55–1519: Composition – Reception – Interpretation (2019); together with S. Tröster: Ludwig Senfl – A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works and Sources, 2 vols. (2019/2020); Ästhetik der Innerlichkeit. Max Reger und das Lied um 1900 (2018); Innere Wahrheit und Stimmung in Schönbergs op. 6, in: Journal of the Arnold Schönberg Center (2019); together with R. Wolf: G.F. Händel als „comes pacis“ – Die Te Deum-Vertonung von 1713 und die Frage nach dem Frieden in der Musik, Händel-Jahrbuch 60 (2014); Mehrstimmige Proprien der Münchner Hofkapelle in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. Liturgischer Kontext und Entwicklungsschichten eines Repertoires (2013).

Eveline List

Portrait Eveline List

Eveline List

Historian, economist  and  psychologist; Professor of  Cultural  History at  the History  Department  of the University of Vienna; Psychoanalyst in  private  practice; Training  analyst of  the  International  Psychoanalytical  Association.

 

Selected Publications: Psychoanalytische Kulturwissenschaften (2013); Psychoanalyse. Geschichte, Theorien, Anwendungen (2009); Mutterliebe und Geburtenkontrolle – Zwischen Psychoanalyse und Sozialismus (2006); and about  100 Articles  on  cultural studies,  history,  clinical  and  theoretical  psychoanalysis.

Johann Georg Lughofer

Portrait Johann Lughofer

Johann Lughofer (© Johann Lughofer)

Assoc. Prof. of German Literature at the Department of German Studies of the University of Ljubljana, experience as lecturer at the Beijing-University (China), Exeter University (UK), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa); regularly teaching at the Departments of German Studies of the University of Vienna and of the University of Innsbruck as visiting professor.

Selected publications: Die Berge erschreiben. Die Alpen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur. (2014); Österreich. Geschichte, Kultur und Gesellschaft im Spiegel der Literatur. (2017); Paul Celan. Interpretationen – Kommentare – Didaktisierungen. (2020). Many articles on Austrian literature.

Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser

Portrait Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser

Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser (© Fangni Wang)

Retired Professor and former Head of the Art Department at Webster Vienna Private University; doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Vienna; graduate training at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna; taught at Webster University in St. Louis (USA), the study abroad program of the University of Oregon and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences; lectured in postgraduate museology programs at the University of Basle (Switzerland) and the Federal Academy in Wolfenbüttel (Germany); lecturer at the univie: winter school and the univie: summer school of the Sommerhochschule (University of Vienna), as well as at the Danube University Krems; founder and chair of the T.K. Lang Gallery at Webster University; work as free-lance writer; current fields of research: art and media theory, visual culture, creative writing.

 

Selected Publications: Digital Worlds and the Sound of Violence, in: N. Billias, L. Praeg eds.: Creating Destruction. Constructing Images of Violence and Genocid (2011); The Beast – On the Photographic Staging of the Large Hadron Collider at the Nuclear Research Center in Geneva, in: U. Fischer-Westhauser, U. Schögl eds.: PhotoResearcher 19 (2013); Psychisches Ding-fest machen. Franz West und Markus  Schinwald – Herr(n) des Signifikanten. in: texte. psychoanalyse. ästhetik. kulturkritik, Heft 3 (2014); At Face Value and Beyond. Photographic Constructions of Reality (2016); Good Girls Grimacing. Grimacing and the Economy of Excess, in: Grimace. Membrana no. 2 (2017); Fotografie ohne Fotograf*innen, in: Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, Heft 157 (2020).

Elana Shapira

Portrait Elana Shapira

Elana Shapira

Cultural and design historian; lectures at the University of Vienna, at University of Applied Arts Vienna and at the Central European University; curated and convened the International Symposium “Émigré Design Culture: Histories of the Social in Design” (2015); organized the International Symposium “Design Dialogue: Jewish Contributions to Viennese Modernism” (2016) and the International Symposium “Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism” (2019); She further co-organized with Daniela Finzi the International Symposium “Freud and the Émigré” (2018), with A.-K. Rossberg the Symposium “Gestalterinnen: Women, Design and Society in Vienna in the Interwar Period” (2021), and with D. Stratigakos and M. Platzer the International Workshop "Rediscovering Ella Briggs" (2022). Her forthcoming International Symposium are “Austrian Identity and Modernity / Modernity and Austrian Identity” (University of Applied Arts Vienna, November 17-18, 2022) and co-organized with D. Finzi and M. Pessler, "Psychoanalysis and Art: Confronting Violence Against Women in Society" (Freud Museum, March 31, 2023).

 

Selected Publications: Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons and Modern Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna (2016); editor of Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism (2021) and of Design Dialogue: Jews, Culture and Viennese Modernism (2018); co-editor of Freud and the Émigré (2020) and of Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture (2017); “Kiesler’s Imaging Exile in Guggenheim’s Art of this Century Gallery and the New York Avant-Garde Scene in the early 1940s,” in: Arrival Cities (2020); “‘Our Great Josef Hoffmann’: Undoing the Austrian Profile of a Celebrated Architect,” in: Erasures and Eradications in Viennese Modernism (Forthcoming 2022); and her forthcoming co-edited anthology is Gestalterinnen: Women, Design and Society in Vienna in the Interwar Period (2023) and Ella Briggs: An Unconventional Architect (working title, 2024).

Karl Vocelka

Portrait Karl Vocelka

Karl Vocelka

Retired Professor of History, former Head of the Department of History of the University of Vienna; former Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University; elected President of the Institut für die Erforschung der frühen Neuzeit; Guest Lecturer in numerous American programs in Vienna (University of Oregon, Duke University, Sweet Briar, IES etc.).

 

Selected Publications: Trümmerjahre. Wien 1945 – 1949 (1985); Die Habsburger. Eine europäische Familiengeschichte (1992); Geschichte Österreichs. Kultur – Gesellschaft – Politik (2000); Österreichische Geschichte (2005); Geschichte der Neuzeit 1500-1918 (2009); together with Michaela Vocelka: Franz Joseph I. Kaiser von Österreich und König von Ungarn 1830-1916. Eine Biographie (2015); together with Willi Klinger: Wine in Austria. The History (2019), and more than 150 articles.