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The Archive Section Literature introduces the great diversity of Roma literature, as well as examples of texts by Yenish authors. An international team of experts will present the life and work of important writers from all over Europe and some non-European countries, including familiar names such as Papusza, Matéo Maximoff, Ceija Stojka and Mariella Mehr but encompassing lesser-known authors as well. At the heart of the archive are self-representation, identity structures and the cultural memory of the Roma. In addition to written literary texts, this archive section also contains orally transmitted texts in different varieties of the Romani language from the Phonogrammarchiv collection at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. A further field of study is the representation of Roma in books for children and adolescents.

Dr Beate Eder-Jordan, literary theorist, Austria

Working Group
Christa Baumberger, literary theorist and curator, Archiv Mariella Mehr, Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv, Switzerland
Zoltán Beck, musician, Hungary
Dr Julia Blandfort, scholar of Romance languages, Germany
Petra Cech, linguist, Austria
Nina Debrunner, literary theorist and musicologist, Archiv Mariella Mehr, Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv, Switzerland
Dr Christiane Fennesz-Juhasz, ethnomusicologist, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Professor Lorely French, scholar of German studies, United States
Professor Mozes F. Heinschink, expert on Romani language and culture, Austria
Ursula Hemetek, ethnomusicologist, Austria
Dr Marina Ortrud M. Hertrampf, scholar of Romance languages, Germany
Katharina Janoska, literary theorist, Austria
Emilia Kledzik, literary theorist, Poland
Kirill Kozhanov, linguist, Romani studies, Russia
Cécile Kovácsházy, literary theorist, Frankreich
Ilona Makhotina, philologist, Romani studies, Russia
Dr Imre D. Magyari, Hungary
Janos Orsós, activist, Hungary
Karolína Ryvolová, scholar of Romani studies, Czech Republic
Helena Sadílková, scholar of Romani studies, Czech Republic
Paola Toninato, sociologist and scholar of Romance languages, Italy
Martin Zingg, literature mediator, freelance publicist, Switzerland
Dr Sofiya Zahova, ethnologist, Bulgaria/Iceland
Dr Marianne Zwicker, scholar of German studies, Germany/United States


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