Research projects

The department is involved both in larger research projects co-financed by external institutions such as the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and in smaller projects linked to individual researchers*, such as doctoral projects (DOC, DOC-Team) funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).

Ongoing projects

ÖAW-DOC

Das österreichische literarische Feld zwischen 1945 und 1973. Eine Analyse der Feldgrenzen und Feldeffekte aus literatursoziologischer Perspektive

Dissertation project of Christoph Leschanz, DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2020–2022), supervised by Univ-Prof. Dr. Norbert Bachleitner.

ÖAW-DOC

Occidentalist Discourses in Turkish Literature and Politics after 1980

Dissertation project of Johanna Chovanec, DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2018-2021), supervised by Prof. Doz. Dr. Wolfgang Müller-Funk.

Previous Projects

ÖAW-DOC

Der Regionalkrimi. Gattungstheorie und -geschichte eines vernachlässigten Genres

Dissertation project of Andrea Kreuter, DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2015–2018), supervised by Univ-Prof. Dr. Achim Hölter and Univ-Prof. Dr. Wynfrid Kriegleder.

OENB Jubiläumsfond

Censorship of Italian Literature in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1750–1918

At the interface between Italian literary history and the history of the Habsburg Monarchy, politically marked by the contradiction between unification efforts and nationalist tendencies, our project attempts to provide a comprehensive account of the way book censorship has shaped and influenced the literary field of the time, with a particular focus on the phase of Austrian hegemony in Lombardo-Venetia 1815–1859/66.

ÖAW-DOC

Decadence and Zionism

Dissertation project of Christina Marie-Charlotte Hoffmann, DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2014–2016), supervised by Univ-Prof. Dr. Norbert Bachleitner.

ÖAW-DOC-Team

Thinking Space – An interdisciplinary approach to the spatial dimension of Ambient Intelligence: Symmetries and asymmetries in the interaction between humans and objects

Dissertation project of Julia Grillmayr – together with Louise Beltzung Horvath & Tanja Traxler – DOC-team fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2012–2016), supervised by Univ-Prof. Dr. Norbert Bachleitner (Comparative Literature, Univ. Wien) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Paul Liessmann (Philosophy, Univ. Wien).

ÖAW-DOC

The Delicate Place: Das Motiv des Fensters als Öffnung ins Innere in Romanen und Erzählungen seit 1945

Dissertation project of Gianna Zocco, DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) at the Department of Comparative Literature (2011–2013), supervised by Univ-Prof. Dr. Norbert Bachleitner.

FWF

Austrian lists of prohibited books 1750–1848

The database for the registration of books banned in Austria between 1750 and 1848 dates back to a research project supported by the FWF as P13220, in which between 1999 and 2001 the electronic registration and classification of banned entries was started under the direction of Prof. Norbert Bachleitner. Dr. Daniel Syrovy supplemented and completed these under the title "Österreichische Listen verbotener Bücher 1750-1848" (P22320) in the years 2010 to 2012. Further information can be found here.