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

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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.

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Volume 55, Number 2 (Summer 2022)

Special Issue: Comics in, aus und über Österreich
Guest-edited by Susanne Hochreiter, Marina Rauchenbacher, and Katharina Serles with the assistance of Naomi Lobnig

Vorwort der Herausgeberinnen
Susanne Hochreiter, Marina Rauchenbacher, and Katharina Serles

Eine unglaubliche Metamorphose: Narrative Unzuverlässigkeit in Paul Zwei von Franz Suess
Anna Beckmann

Kreuz, Körper, Kritter und Gender
Elisabeth Klar

The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Trauma in Ulli Lust’s Wie ich versuchte, ein guter Mensch zu sein
Brett E. Sterling

Queer am Rand des literarischen Kanons: Nicolas Mahlers Alice in Sussex und Der fremde! störenfried der ruhe eines sommerabends der ruhe eines friedhofs
Kalina Kupczyńska

Bilder-Geschichten weiblicher Modernität: Arthur Schnitzlers Monolognovelle Fräulein Else (1924), gelesen mit Manuele Fiors 2009 Comic-Adaption
Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff

Ein “ziemlich weißer Fleck auf der Comic-Landkarte”: Gottfried Gusenbauer und Martin Reiterer über österreichische Comic-Geschichte(n) und -Szene(n)
Katharina Serles

Franz Leander Fillafer, Aufklärung habsburgisch. Staatsbildung, Wissenskultur und Geschichtspolitik in Zentraleuropa 1750–1850.
Wynfrid Kriegleder

Arthur Schnitzler, Paracelsus: Historisch-kritische Ausgabe. Edited by Isabella Schwentner and Konstanze Fliedl.
Raymond L. Burt

Micaela Baranello, Operetta Empire: Music Theater in Early Twentieth-Century Vienna.
Ruth V. Gross

Paul Michael Lützeler, Hermann Broch und die Menschenrechte. Anti-Versklavung als Ethos der Welt.
Martin A. Hainz

Mareike Brandtner, Musik und Erotik in Doderers Roman Die Dämonen: Semantiken der “zweiten Wirklichkeit.”
Vincent Kling

Friedrich Stadler and Arturo Larcati, eds., Otto Neurath liest Stefan Zweigs “Die Welt von Gestern”: Zwei Intellektuelle der Wiener Moderne im Exil.
Katherine Arens

Susanne Korbel, Auf die Tour! Jüdinnen und Juden in Singspielhalle, Kabarett und Varieté: Zwischen Habsburgermonarchie und Amerika.
Steven Cerf

Oliver Rathkolb, Schirach: Eine Generation zwischen Goethe und Hitler.
Joseph W. Moser

Jana Hrdličková, Zweiter Weltkrieg und Shoah in der deutschsprachigen hermetischen Lyrik nach 1945.
Cindy Walter-Gensler

Elizabeth Anthony, The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews After the Holocaust.
Laura A. Detre

Karen R. Achberger and Karl Ivan Solibakke, eds. and trans., The Critical Writings of Ingeborg Bachmann.
Katya Krylova

Stephen Dowden, Gregor Thuswaldner, and Olaf Berwald, eds., Thomas Bernhard’s Afterlives.
Samuel J. Kessler

Yvonne Zivkovic, The Literary Politics of Mitteleuropa: Reconfiguring Spatial Memory in Austrian and Yugoslav Literature after 1945.
Cynthia A. Klima

Frauke Matthes, Dora Osborne, Katya Krylova, and Myrto Aspioti, eds., Politics and Culture in Germany and Austria Today.
Pamela S. Saur

Marc Lacheny, Maria Piok, Sigurd Paul Scheichl, and Karl Zieger, eds., Französische Österreichbilder—Österreichische Frankreichbilder.
Katherine Arens

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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