Media

Interviews

"Cultural Figures Find Perils to Speaking Out and Staying Silent about Mideast Crisis"
"Three Faces of WH Auden"

Three-part BBC Radio 4 programme by Michael Symmons Roberts and Geoff Bird, feat. Alan Bennett, Rowan Williams, Katherine Bucknell, etc. BBC Radio 4, 2023.

"Unsichtbares Gedicht von W. H. Auden rekonstruiert."
"Dorian Gray oder: Das Bildnis des Oscar Wilde"

ARTE documentary (2019, dir. Philippe Picard & Jérôme Lambert), feat. Merlin Holland, Will Self, Amélie Nothomb, etc. Available online in French and German on ARTE, 1 October 2020 – 28 January 2021.  

"Kulturhistorikerin zum Hype um die Royals: 'Das sind Heroen zum Anfassen.'"
"Star-Autor & Staatsmann: Celebrity Benjamin Disraeli."
"Die uralte Lust am Promi-Wahn."

“Die uralte Lust am Promi-Wahn.“
Der Kurier, 15 May 2017. 

Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange

Public presentation/discussion of Auden for Locals

With Marcel Chahrour, Timo Frühwirth, Paul Horsak, Victoria Zimmerl-Panagl. Kulturstammtisch Kirchstetten, Kirchstetten, 13 October 2023. (speaker)

"Auden heute? Heute: Auden!"

with Andreas Brunner, Timo Frühwirth, Simone Hirth, Helmut Neundlinger, Armin Senser. Auden Poesiefestival, Schloss Totzenbach, Lower Austria, 1 October 2023. (speaker)

"'Invisible' Poem by W. H. Auden Reconstructed."

„‚Invisible‘ Poem by W. H. Auden Reconstructed.“ Austrian Academy of Sciences, 4 August 2023.

"W. H. Auden in Kirchstetten: Selbsterfindung und überraschende Netzwerke"

Timo Frühwirth and Sandra Mayer. „W. H. Auden in Kirchstetten: Selbsterfindung und überraschende Netzwerke.“ Der Standard 10 November 2022. 

University of Vienna Audimax podcast series

Contributor to the University of Vienna’s podcast series „Audimax“, October 2022.

Exhibition "Happy in Berlin? Englische Autor*innen der 1920er und 30er Jahre"

Advisor and contributor to the exhibition “Happy in Berlin? Englische Autor*innen der 1920er und 30er Jahre,“ Literaturhaus Berlin, 16 June – 31 July 2021, curated by Stefano Evangelista and Gesa Stedman. See also the project website

Podcast Series "Happy in Berlin? English Writers in the City - the 1920s and Beyond"

Contributor to the podcast series “Happy in Berlin? English Writers in the City – the 1920s and Beyond,“ The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities; see episode 1 “Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Years.“

Exhibition "Stephen Spender: Happy in Berlin"

Advisor and podcast contributor to the exhibition “Stephen Spender: Happy in Berlin,“ Bodleian Library, 11 May – 17 July 2021, curated by Stefano Evangelista. 

"Die Aktualität von W. H. Auden"

with Timo Frühwirth and Helmut Neundlinger. W. H. Auden Begegnungstag, W. H. Auden Memorial, Kirchstetten, Lower Austria, 15 June 2019. (speaker)

"A 'Nineteenth-Century Richard Burton'? Disraeli as a Victorian Celebrity."

Wednesday Winter Lecture, National Trust Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, 21 January 2015.