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.

I had a really great time in the University of Vienna, as the professors were genuine, warm and helpful in terms of giving assistance in the best way that they could."

Xian Qi Haley Low (Malaysia)

Markus Grassl

Portrait Markus Grassl

Markus Grassl

Magistrate in Law; Doctorate in musicology; Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; 1996–2004 General Secretary of the Austrian Musicological Society; 2001 Visiting Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart; Visting Lecturer at the University of Vienna and the Donau-University Krems; main fields of research: early instrumental music (15th to 17th centuries), French music and musical culture of the Baroque era, reception and interpretation of early music in the 20th century, Austrian music history in the 20th century.

 

Selected Publications: Die in Orgeltabulaturen überlieferten Instrumentalwerke Jacob Hasslers und ihre stilistischen Grundlagen. Studien zur Instrumentalmusik des 16. und frühen 17. Jahrhunderts (1990); together with Reinhard Kapp: Die Lehre von der musikalischen Aufführung in der Wiener Schule (2002); together with Cornelia Szabó-Knotik: Österreichische Musikgeschichte der Nachkriegszeit (2006); Bibliographisches Verzeichnis der Musikerinnen in Frankreich 1643–1715 (2013); together with Reinhard Kapp: Viennese School and Early Music (2015); together with Andreas Vejvar: Avec discrétion. Rethinking Froberger (2018).

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)

Ass. 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); regulary teaching at the Departments of German Studies of the University of Vienna and of the University of Innsbruck as visitng professsor.

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.

Elana Shapira

Portrait Elana Shapira

Elana Shapira

Cultural and design historian; project leader of the Austrian Science Fund research project “Visionary Vienna: Design and Society 1918–1934” (2017-2021); senior postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in Design History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna; curated and convened the international symposium “Émigré Design Culture: Histories of the Social in Design” (University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2015); organized the international symposium “Design Dialogue: Jewish Contributions to Viennese Modernism” (Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2016); co-organized with Daniela Finzi the international symposium “Freud and the Émigré” (Freud Museum, Vienna, November 8-9, 2018) and recently organized the Symposium “Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism” (University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2019); her forthcoming symposium “Women, Design and Society in Vienna in the Interwar Period” will take place at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in May 20-21, 2021.

Selected Publications: Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons and Modern Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna (2016); coeditor of Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture (2017); editor of Design Dialogue: Jews, Culture and Viennese Modernism (2018); coeditor of Freud and the Émigré (2020); A Poor Man’s Gaze: Who is Looking at Whom in Fin de Siècle Vienna, in: räume zwischen töne, Festschrift für Patrick Werkner (2018); 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).

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); 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).

Karl Vocelka

Portrait Karl Vocelka

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), and more than 150 articles.