Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Pia Janke

German Studies and Theatre Studies (dissertation thesis on Peter Handke), training course for cultural management. At first, Prof. Janke was a dramaturge for musical theatre, among others at the Wiener Staatsoper and the opera house in Bonn. As an associate professor, Pia Janke is at the German department of the University of Vienna. Her habilitation was about mass festivals. She has taught at the University of Applied Arts and at the mdw, the University for Music and Applied Arts.

T: +43 664 1217525

Deputy Chairwomen

Ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Monika Meister

Theatre studies, ethnology and philosophy in Vienna. Doctoral Thesis on the topic of Purgatory – Catharsis – Subversion and she contributed to a Theory of Theatre of the 19th and 20th century. Since 1992, she has been a university lecturer at the institute for theatre, film and media studies at the University of Vienna, chairwoman of the institute from 2004-2010. Lectures and publications on the history and theory of theatre.

T: +43 1 4277 48415

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karoline Exner

German studies and philosophy at the University of Cologne as well as at the FU Berlin. Exner studied directing at the Viennese Max Reinhard Seminar, wrote her doctoral thesis in the field of dramaturgy and philosophy at the University of Vienna and worked as a directress and dramaturgist in Austria and Switzerland. Since 2013, administration of the degree programme acting at the Music and Arts Private University of Vienna and dean of the faculty of performing arts.

T: +43 664 606 47 530

Scientific Staff

Mag. Andrea Katharina Heinz

German Studies, philosophy, art history and Scandinavian studies in Passau and Vienna. Heinz wrote her Master thesis on the criticism of logocentricity in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Todesarten project. She has been writing for print and online media since 2010 and was working as a press speaker for the Volkstheater Wien from 2015 to 2017. Heinz is working on her doctoral thesis in German studies about Ingeborg Bachmann at the University of Vienna.

T: +43 1 4277 25502

Mag. Dr. Rosa Eidelpes

Doctoral thesis in general and comparative literature at the FU Berlin, from 2015 to 2017. Eidelpes worked as a scientific employee at the Peter Szondi Institute for General and Comparative Literature at the FU Berlin between March and June 2017, Eidelpes was a research fellow at the IFK in Vienna and from 2018 to 2019 she was scientific personnel at the Cluster for Excellence “Cultural Basis of Integration” at the University of Konstanz.

T: +43 1 4277 25503

Sabrina Weinzettl, MA

Weinzettl studied German Studies at the University of Vienna, wrote her master thesis on “Das hat Gott getan” Elfriede Jelinek’s “Wut” (2019) (“This was done by God” Elfriede Jelinek’s “Rage”. She participated in the workshop for the promotion of aspiring talents Elfriede Jelinek: Alterität. Xenophobie und kulturelle Übersetzung (Alterity. Xenophobia and cultural translation), where she wrote an article on Elfriede Jelinek’s Wut (Rage). From 2015 to 2016,  Weinzettl worked as an editor at the Badener Zeitung.

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Organisational Assistant

Marie-Theres Auer, BA

Marie-Theres Auer studied theatre- film- and media studies at the University of Vienna. 2020 she started her master in contemporary history and media studies as well as musicology. She is currently a participant of the Forum Text program of Drama Forum in Graz. She has been connected to the Joint Research Network Elfriede Jelinek since 2020.


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Employees of the cooperation project “Jelinek online. Elfriede Jelinek: Work and Reception” (Wissenschaftsfond FWF – Fund for Science and Research)

Moritz Ladstätter, BA

Ladstätter studies Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna. He participated in the interdisciplinary symposium Science.Art.Politics Activism & Participation. Since 2021 he has been a part of the project Jelinek online Elfriede Jelinek: Work and Reception

T: +43 1 4277 25505

Florentina Lechner

German and English and American Studies at the university of Vienna. 2021 internship at the Joint Research Network Elfriede Jelinek. Since 2021 freelancer for the newspaper Niederösterreichische Nachrichten. Starting in 2022 once again collaborator in the cooperation project Jelinek online.

T: +43 1 4277 25505

Jasmine Rippinger, BA BA

Jasmin Rippinger studies german philology and digital humanities at the University of Vienna. After internships at the Literaturhaus Wien with a research focus on exile and archivale work) and the joint research network Elfriede Jelinek she is now part of the research project Jelinek online Elfriede Jelinek: Work and Reception.

T: +43 1 4277 25505

Mag. Dr. Christian Schenkermayr

Schenkermayr studied German studies at the University of Vienna. From 2006 to 2008, he worked on a project funded by the Austrian National Bank: Die europäische Rezeption von Elfriede Jelineks Theatertexten (The European reception of Elfriede Jelinek’s Theatrical Work). From 2008 until 2012, Schenkermayr worked as a university assistant at the University of Vienna. From 2013 to 2014, he worked on the project of the Austrian Research and Science Fund (FWF) called Elfriede Jelinek: Werk und Wirkung (Elfriede Jelinek. Work and Reception). Schenkermayr wrote his doctoral thesis on interreligious discourses between the poles of linguistic writing approaches specifying on Elfriede Jelinek, Barbara Frischmuth and Josef Winkler.

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Project Staff ACDH-CH (ÖAW)

DI Matej Ďurčo, BSc
Carl Friedrich Haak, BA
Stefan Resch
Katharina Ruth Wünsche, BSc

Former Project Staff

Mag. Tatjana Griessler
Astrid Hauer, BA BA
Mag. Susanne Teutsch