Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek

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The Research Platform Elfriede Jelinek: Texts – Contexts – Reception, founded in June of 2013 at the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Elfriede Jelinek Research Center, is creating an internationally networked interdisciplinary research project focused on Elfriede Jelinek, Austria’s only Nobel Prize laureate in literature.
The goal is to promote interdisciplinary research on Elfriede Jelinek’s works, contexts and reception between experts at the University of Vienna and international researchers, art institutions, and artists.

With Jelinek’s creative production as a base the Elfriede Jelinek Research Center will provide source material to the Platform in order to facilitate a productive public interdisciplinary research dialogue concerning relevant aesthetic matters and critical issues of our times while exploiting the potential of new media, initiating conferences and generating publications.

The Research Platform is an academic facility involved in ongoing areas of activity such as the establishment of an international network and the supervision of an information and communication center drawing on the archives and documentation of the Elfriede Jelinek Research Center. The ultimate aim is to promote the development of long-term analytical perspectives.

An important objective of the Platform is also to foster young research talent.

The Research Platform is supported by the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences.



ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Pia Janke, Department of German Studies

Deputy Head:

ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Monika Meister, Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies

Member of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht, Department of Sociology