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Event Announcement: Book Launch for Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

The latest addition to Berghahn’s Austrian and Habsburg Studies series, Journeys into Madness, co-edited by Gemma Blackshaw and Sabine Wieber, launches at the Freud Museum London on 26 June 2012. The editors, along with many of the authors, will be there to talk to members of the public about the book, and advance copies will be available to purchase at the event. Gemma’s essay for the book considers the intriguing case of the ‘mad’ Austrian writer, Peter Altenberg. The book launch is combined with the UK première of her recent documentary film collaboration with award-winning artist and filmmaker David Bickerstaff, Peter Altenberg: The Little Pocket Mirror, which introduces the life and work of this troubled man to English-speaking audiences. To find out more information, and to book a place to attend the book launch and film screening see http://www.freud.org.uk/events/74694/altenberg-the-little-pocket-mirror/.