Kennen Sie schon … die Auden Musulin Papers?

Am Aus­tri­an Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties and Cul­tur­al Her­itage der Öster­re­ichis­chen Akademie der Wis­senschaften wird seit 2021 an ein­er dig­i­tal­en Edi­tion der Briefe von W. H. Auden an Stel­la Musulin gear­beit­et:

This project offers a fresh per­spec­tive on the lat­er life and work of one of the most influ­en­tial twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry writ­ers through new­ly avail­able archival mate­r­i­al.

From 1958 until his death in 1973, the Anglo-Amer­i­can poet Wys­tan Hugh Auden (1907–1973) spent extend­ed peri­ods of each year in the Low­er Aus­tri­an vil­lage of Kirch­stet­ten, where he wrote most of his late poet­ry. Cen­tral to his lat­er life and work, Auden’s cre­ative peri­od in Aus­tria, how­ev­er, has only recent­ly begun to attract schol­ar­ly inter­est. This project will con­tribute to re-eval­u­at­ing the ‘Aus­tri­an Auden.’ It will yield new insights into one of Auden’s most pro­lif­ic cre­ative peri­ods and at the same time add a vital chap­ter to Austria’s com­plex polit­i­cal, social, and cul­tur­al his­to­ry in the 1960s and 70s.

The rel­e­vance of Auden’s Aus­tri­an peri­od in the writer’s biog­ra­phy and oeu­vre is high­light­ed by his lit­er­ary papers and let­ters in the estate of his clos­est Aus­tri­an friend and fel­low expa­tri­ate, the Welsh-Aus­tri­an jour­nal­ist and writer Stel­la Musulin (1915–1996). These pre­vi­ous­ly inac­ces­si­ble doc­u­ments will be made avail­able to inter­na­tion­al Auden schol­ar­ship through an open-access dig­i­tal edi­tion, which involves pio­neer­ing imag­ing tech­nolo­gies in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Com­put­er Vision Lab at TU Wien. This dig­i­tal edi­tion will enable new, orig­i­nal Auden schol­ar­ship and offer a free resource to both spe­cial­ist and inter­est­ed non-spe­cial­ist audi­ences.

Das Pro­jek­t­team ist unter @AMP_OeAW auch auf Twit­ter vertreten.

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