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Eugen Banauch


Eugen Banauch is head of research support and the university's representative in the Uniko Forum Forschung. He is a literary and cultural scientist. He headed the PEEK program at the FWF and successfully accompanied national and international scientific submissions to approval on a freelance basis. He researches and publishes on popular music, Bob Dylan, and literary Jewish exile, among other topics.
Eugen Banauch (*1975) studied English and German in Vienna, Sussex (GB) and Ottawa (ON) and received his doctorate in 2007 with an award-winning thesis on Jewish exile in Canada. After scientific positions at the University of Vienna and the Hebrew University, Israel, he worked at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) as manager for the program for the development and exploration of the arts (PEEK); development of the program Elise Richter PEEK. In 2019 he took over the establishment, management and further development of the research management department at the Mozarteum University, whose core task is to support the field of artistic and scientific research and make it more visible. He is involved in cross-cutting projects such as Spot On MozArt or the artistic travel grant program With Dylan on the Road.
Award from the City of Vienna for successful conference organization 2012 Travel grants from the Austrian research community 2010 and 2011 grant from the US government: Study of the US Institutes (SUSIs): Contemporary US Literature. UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, University of Louisville 2008  Awarded honorary citizenship by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, 2008 Award from the Austrian-Canadian Society for the best doctoral thesis 2008 Faculty Enrichment Grant from the Canadian government: University of British Columbia, University of Victoria 2006 Various research grants from the University of Vienna
Eugene Banauch. Refractions of Bob Dylan - Cultural Appropriations of an American Icon. Manchester University Press. 2015 (peer-reviewed) Eugen Banauch, Alexandra Ganser, Martin Blumenau. Austrobob - Austrian Appropriations of Bob Dylan's Poetry and Music. Vienna: Falter-Verlag, 2014. (popular science) Eugen Banauch. Fluid Exile. Jewish Exile Writers in Canada. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009. (peer-reviewed) Eugen Banauch, Daniel Winkler et al. Apropos Canada / À Propos du Canada. Frankfurt: Lang, 2010. Eugen Banauch, Heinz Tschachler, Simone Puff. Almighty dollars. Vienna: LIT-Verlag, 2010. Numerous essays in anthologies and annual publications
"All I do is protest - The cultural scientist and Dylanologist Eugen Banauch in conversation" Interview with Julia Engelmayer, dramaturge of the Landestheater NÖ for the program of Times Are Changing, 2017. Ö1. leporello. Eugen Banauch on the new translations of Dylan's lyrics and Tarantula. December 12, 2016. Interviews Ö1, ORF2,, APA and Tencent on the occasion of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature 2016. click Dossier on artistic-scientific research. Jan 30, 2014 About the Austrian and Israeli higher education landscape. Sept 20, 2011 About the "Refractions of Bob Dylan" conference. May 12, 2011