Mag. Dr. Julia Lajta-Novak, M.A.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2016). Paratext in Performance: Live Poetry as a Direct Encounter of Poet and "Reader". in Z. Csikai, M. Fodor, G. Hartvig, M. Kurdi, & G. Vöö (Hrsg.), Encounters, Intersections, Adaptations in Anglophone Literatures, Popular Culture, Theatre, and Film (S. 101-119). Pécs: University of Pécs Institute of English Studies.
Lajta-Novak, J., & Fischer, P. (2016). Introduction: Poetry and Performance. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: a quarterly of language, literature and culture, 64(3), 243 - 245.
Lajta-Novak, J., & Fischer, P. (2016). On the Interface between Page and Stage: Interview with Patience Agbabi. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: a quarterly of language, literature and culture, 64(3), 353 - 363.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2016). The Notable Woman in Fiction: Novelistic Afterlives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Auto/Biography Studies, 31(1), 83 - 107.
Huber, W., & Lajta-Novak, J. (2015). Q&A with Screenwriter Peter Morgan. The European Journal of Life Writing IV R1-R15 DOI: 10.5463/ejlw.4.165
Lajta-Novak, J. (2014). Nell Gwyn in Contemporary Romance Novels: Biography and the Dictates of ‘Genre Literature’. Contemporary Women's Writing.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2014). The (Re-)Making of Clara Wieck-Schumann:: Celebrity and Gender in Biofiction. in Search for the Real: : Authenticity and the Construction of Celebrity (S. 97-112). Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Lajta-Novak, J. (AutorIn), & Lajta, J. (AutorIn). (2013). Zum Phänomen des Lesegruppenbooms in Großbritannien.
Lajta-Novak, J., & Mayer, S. (2012). "You have to have a grá to do it": An Interview with Irish Storytellers Clare Murphy, Niall de Búrca, and Joe Brennan. in S. Mayer, J. Novak, & M. Rubik (Hrsg.), Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture (S. 183-192). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Huber, W., Lajta-Novak, J., & Mayer, S. (2012). Introduction. in W. Huber, J. Lajta-Novak, & S. Mayer (Hrsg.), Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges (S. 11-17). (Irish Studies in Europe; Band 4). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Lajta-Novak, J., Mayer, S., & Rubik, M. (2012). Introduction. in L-N. Julia, S. Mayer, & M. Rubik (Hrsg.), Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture (S. 9-14). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Clara Wieck-Schumann in Vienna: The Making of a Star, Retold in Biofiction. in K. Bronk (Hrsg.), Stardom: Discussions on Fame and Celebrity Culture (S. 3-12). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Mayer, S., Lajta-Novak, J., & Rubik, M. (Hrsg.) (2012). Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture: Festschrift for Werner Huber. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Mayer, S., Lajta-Novak, J., & Huber, W. (Hrsg.) (2012). Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges. (Irish Studies in Europe; Band 4). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Father and Daughter across Europe: The Journeys of Clara Wieck-Schumann and Artemisia Gentileschi in Fictionalised Biographies. The European Journal of Life Writing, 1, 41-57.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Performing the Poet, Reading (to) the Audience: Some Thoughts on Live Poetry as Literary Communication. Journal of Literary Theory, 6(2), 358-382.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Gesprächige Poeten, schweigende Kritiker.. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Can Creativity be Taught? No, but Skills Can!. The Vienna Review (S. 4-4).
Lajta-Novak, J. (2012). Rezension von Monika Vasik, "nah.auf.stellung. Gedichte". Podium 165/166 (S. 174-175).
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Live Poetry - When Poets Get Loud and Critics Remain Silent. El País.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Transformatrix: Confused Cultural Identities in the Performance Poetry of Patience Agbabi. in A. Miralles Pérez (Hrsg.), Restless Travellers: Quests for Identity across European and American Time and Space (S. 83-90). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Paratext in Performance: Live Poetry as a Direct Encounter of Poet and ‘Reader’. Focus: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies, 2010, 69-83.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Biographical Fiction to Historiographic Metafiction: Rewriting Clara Schumann. Brno Studies in English - Masarykova Univerzita. Filozoficka Fakulta. Sbornik Praci. S: Rada Anglisticka, 37(2), 145-158. DOI: 10.5817/BSE2011-2-11
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Live Poetry: When Poets Get Loud and Critics Remain Silent.. The Irish Times
Lajta-Novak, J. (2011). Das englische Drama der Gegenwart: Kategorien - Entwicklungen - Modellinterpretationen, ed. Merle Tönnies. Anglia: Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie 128 3 (S. 544-547).
Lajta-Novak, J. (2010). Lip Up Fatty: Marketing Live Poetry as Popular Culture. in K. Martens (Hrsg.), State(s) of the Art: Considering Poetry Today (S. 113-122). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
Huber, W., Rubik, M., & Lajta-Novak, J. (2010). Introduction. in W. Huber, M. Rubik, & J. Lajta-Novak (Hrsg.), Staging Interculturality (S. 7-18). (Contemporary Drama in English; Band 17). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Huber, W., Rubik, M., & Lajta-Novak, J. (Hrsg.) (2010). Staging Interculturality. (Contemporary Drama in English; Band 17). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2010). MacFestival: Schriftsteller zum Anfassen und Mitnehmen. Der Standard
Lajta-Novak, J. (2009). “His Schmäh is like a red red rose”: Review of Dieter Berdel’s bilingual edition of Robert Burns’ The Jolly Beggars. The Vienna Review.
Lajta-Novak, J. (2009). The Devil’s Music Master? Perspective Structure in Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides. SKASE Journal of Literary Studies, 1(1), 20-35.
Lajta-Novak, J. (Hrsg.) (2009). Clara Schumann: a life in letters and notes. in S. Coelsch-Foisner, & S. Herbe (Hrsg.), From the Cradle to the Grave: Life-Course Models in Literary Genres (S. 19 - 27). Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH.
Julia Lajta-Novak has recently joined the Department of English and American Studies as an Elise Richter research fellow (Austrian Science Fund FWF) and is currently working on a book project (Habilitation) on biographical novels about historical women artists. She has been a research fellow at the University of Salzburg and a visiting fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, King’s College University of London, and the English Faculty, University of Oxford, as well as visiting professor of English and Anglophone Literatures at the University of Vienna.
For her scholarly and literary work she has received a number of prizes and awards, among them the Theodor Körner Prize, the Dr Maria Schaumayer Prize, the DOC Award of the City of Vienna, and a DOC scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2015 she was awarded the University of Salzburg’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Julia Lajta-Novak has written a book on reading groups, Gemeinsam Lesen: Die Buchgruppe als soziales Phänomen und ökonomische Triebkraft (Lit, 2007), a book entitled Live Poetry: An Integrated Approach to Poetry in Performance (Rodopi, 2011), and a book of poetry – Federwach das Vorwärts: Leichtathlyrik (Verlagshaus Hernals, 2015). She is co-editor of Experiments in Life-Writing (Palgrave 2017), Staging Interculturality (WVT, 2010), Ireland in/and Europe (WVT, 2012), and Ireland in Drama, Film, and Popular Culture (WVT, 2012), as well as editor of a collection of life-writing about Vienna, Vienna:Views (Luftschacht, 2006). She is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW Junge Akademie), the International Association for Biography and Autobiography Europe (editorial board European Journal of Life Writing), the European Gender Studies Network of ESSE (national correspondent), the Historical Fictions Research Network (editorial board Journal of Historical Fictions), and Netzwerk Biographieforschung, among others.
As a literature manager, Julia Lajta-Novak is founder and artistic director of the literary society Vienna Lit and was twice artistic director of the Vienna Lit Festival. She has curated and organised literature events in collaboration with the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg, the British Council, and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO, to name just a few. Furthermore, she has been running a book group at the University of Vienna’s English Studies Library since 2005.
For a full CV & list of publications, see www.julianovak.at.

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