This conference focuses the many court actions that the Austrian satirist Karl Kraus (1874-1936) was involved in in the course of his life. More than 200 cases spread across a time span of 15 years (1922–1936) are preserved in a collection held by the Vienna City Library. To date, these actions, which were documented by Kraus’ lawyer Oskar Samek (1889–1959), have not been thoroughly investigated by researchers.
The conference aims to fill this gap. Experts in the field of Karl Kraus research, legal history, edition philology, and digital humanities will discuss these documents and the court cases from different perspectives. This cross-disciplinary approach will allow for new insights and approaches to be implemented in the digital edition project “Intertextuality in the Legal Papers of Karl Kraus - a digital scholarly edition”.
Admission is open to all and free of charge.
Please register by e-mailing to oeffentlichkeitsarbeit(at)wienbibliothek.at or calling +43 1 4000-84926.