Journal of Austrian Studies

Journal of Austrian Studies

Edited by Anita McChesney and Peter Meilaender
Subscription includes membership in the Austrian Studies Association

ISSN 2165-669X

eISSN 2327-1809


The Journal of Austrian Studies is an interdisciplinary quarterly that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the history and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the Habsburg territory. It is the flagship publication of the Austrian Studies Association and contains contributions in German and English from the world's premiere scholars in the field of Austrian studies. The journal highlights scholarly work that draws on innovative methodologies and new ways of viewing Austrian history and culture. Although the journal was renamed in 2012 to reflect the increasing scope and diversity of its scholarship, it has a long lineage dating back over a half century as Modern Austrian Literature and, prior to that, The Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.

Subscription includes membership in the Austrian Studies Association, formerly known as the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association. Visit the journal's page on the ASA site.

Table Of Contents


Volume 56, Number 2 (Summer 2023)


From the Editor
Introduction: Empire and (Post-)Colonialism in Austrian Studies

Tim Corbett


Habsburg Colonial Redux: Reconsidering Colonialism and Postcolonialism in Habsburg/Austrian History

Dirk Rupnow and Jonathan Singerton

What is Austro-Hungarian History to the Eurasianist?

Orel Beilinson

 Austro-Hungarian Informal Imperialism in China, 1869–1917

Mathieu Gotteland

Global Connections and Culinary Conceptions of Cultural Identity in Austrian Food Literature of the Nineteenth Century

Amy Millet

Emigration to the Habsburg Empire: The Case of Salonica Jews, 1867–1918

Lida-Maria Dodou

The Emergence of Austro-Italian Literary Studies 

Salvatore Pappalardo and Saskia Elizabeth Ziolkowski

Hugo Bettauer, Feminism, and the Non-White World in Interwar Vienna

Christian S. Davis

In the Presence of “Gypsiness”: Dvořák, Ecocriticism, Stimmung

Dylan Price

From Idealistic Legacy to Pragmatic Cooperation? Central Europe, the European Union, and Austrian Foreign Policy

Christian Hütterer


Monika Czernin, Der Kaiser reist inkognito: Joseph II und das Europa der Aufklärung.

Joseph W. Moser

Jonathan Singerton, The American Revolution and the Habsburg Monarchy.

Eric Grube

Régine Bonnefoit and Bernadette Reinhold, eds., Oskar Kokoschka: Neue Einblicke und Perspektiven/New Insights and Perspectives.

Sonja Niederacher

Marcel Krings, Franz Kafka: “Der Hungerkünstler”-Zyklus und die kleine Prosa von 1920–1924: Freiheit-Judentum-Kunst.

Ruth V. Gross

Joachim Franz, Die Negation von Solidarität: Selbstdarstellungs- und Interaktionsstrategien des Kleinbürgertums in den Dramen Zur schönen Aussicht, Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald und Kasimir und Karoline von Ödön von Horváth.

Vincent Kling

Brett E. Sterling, Hermann Broch and Mass Hysteria. Theory and Representation in the Age of Extremes.

Paul Michael Lützeler

Dorothy James, Voll Hunger und voll Brot: Die Welt des Jura Soyfer 1912–1939. Translated from English by Irmtrud Wojak. Dorothy James, Full of Hunger and Full of Bread: The World of Jura Soyfer, 1912–1939.

Vincent Kling

Ruoyu Zhang, ed., Weltliteratur in der Shanghaier jüdischen Exilpresse (1939–1947).

Samuel Kessler

Erika Rummel, Prison Elite: How Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg Survived Nazi Captivity.

Laura A. Detre

Desiree Hebenstreit, Die Zeitschrift “PLAN”: Österreichischer Identitätskurs, individuelles und kollektives Gedächtnis in der Nachkriegszeit.

Alois Kernbauer

Mark H. Gelber, ed., The Legacy of Ruth Klüger and the End of the Auschwitz Century.

Adam J. Toth

Martin Kagel and David Z. Saltz, eds., Open Wounds: Holocaust Theater and the Legacy of George Tabori.

Inge Arteel

Stefan Neuhaus, Hrsg., In den Plural setzen. Marlene Streeruwitz und ihr dramatisches Werk.

Cindy Walter-Gensler

Markus Barnay and Andreas Rudigier, eds., Vorarlberg: ein making-of in 50 Szenen—Objekte/Geschichte/Ausstellungspraxis.

Günter Bischof

Simon Ganahl, Campus Medius: Digitales Kartografieren in den Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften/Digital Mapping in Cultural and Media Studies.

Christian Zolles

Submissions & Book Reviews

Send  submissions  to  the  editors  at  journalofaustrianstudies@gmail com.  Original  manuscripts in English or German not submitted or published elsewhere are welcome. Send manuscripts as a Microsoft Word .doc file or as a Rich Text File (.rtf ). Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages including notes and must conform to the current MLA style and the Modern Austrian Literature stylesheet. For more on submissions visit

Book and film reviews are assigned; unsolicited reviews are not accepted. Potential reviewers should write to the book review editor at

Editorial Board


Anita McChesney, Texas Tech University

Peter Meilaender, Houghton College

Book Review Editor
Joseph W. Moser, West Chester University

Editorial Board
Katherine Arens, University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Ballhausen, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Salzburg

Steven Beller, Independent Scholar, Washington DC

Dieter Binder, Universität Graz

Michael Burri, Bryn Mawr College

Diana Cordileone, Point Loma Nazarene University

Robert Dassanowsky, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State University

Christina Guenther, Bowling Green State University

Susanne Hochreiter, Univesität Wien

Vincent Kling, LaSalle University

Martin Liebscher, University College London

Dagmar Lorenz, University of Illinois at Chicago

David Luft, Oregon State University

Imke Meyer, University of Illinois at Chicago

Oliver Speck, Virginia Commonwealth University

Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois at Chicago

Janet Stewart, University of Aberdeen

Gregor Thuswaldner, North Park University  


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The Journal of Austrian Studies is the official journal of the Austrian Studies Association. Subscribers are automatically members of the association.

The Austrian Studies Association (formerly the Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association, MALCA) continues traditions started in 1961, as the only North American association devoted to scholarship on all aspects of Austrian, Austro-Hungarian, and Habsburg territory cultural life and history from the eighteenth century until today.

The Association publishes a quarterly scholarly journal, the Journal of Austrian Studies; the Association holds an annual spring conference, organized around a year's theme. Its other activities include organizing scholarly panels for the annual conventions of the Modern Language Association and at other national and international conferences. Current news and resources of interest are included on this website and distributed through its list-serv and on its Facebook page.

Anyone interested in modern Austrian studies, broadly defined, is encouraged to become a member and support the Association's work.

The ASA originated in a referendum held in early 2011, when the Association's membership voted to change the Association's name and to retitle its journal as the Journal of Austrian Studies. These changes acknowledge what has long been the Association's identity: an interdisciplinary organization that welcomes all eras and disciplines of Austrian studies at its conferences and in its journal, including scholarship on the cultures of Austria's earlier political forms (the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Austria-Hungary) and scholarship that acknowledges this region's historical multiethnic, multilingual, and transcultural identities and their legacies in the present.

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