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.

Table Of Contents

Volume 55, Number 3 (Fall 2022)

Aristocrats as Targets of Satire in Cornelius von Ayrenhoff’s Comedies
Edward T. Potter

Metanarrative Motivierung: Arthur Schnitzlers Der letzte Brief eines Literaten als poetologische Reflexion modernen Erzählens
Malte Hendrik Meyer

The Victim Myth: The Reinvention of Austria in the Postwar Years
Simon Blount

“Unsere mutigen Feiglinge”: Remembrance of Austrian Wehrmacht Deserters in Hanna Sukare’s Schwedenreiter
Katya Krylova
JAS Extra
“The Vienna Briefing”: An Interview with Liam Hoare

Stefan Hanß and Dorothea McEwan, eds., The Habsburg Mediterranean 1500–1800.
Samuel J. Kessler

Klaas Van Gelder, ed., More Than Mere Spectacle: Coronations and Inaugurations in the Habsburg Monarchy during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Peter Höyng

Salvatore Pappalardo, Modernism in Trieste: The Habsburg Mediterranean and the Literary Invention of Europe, 1870–1945.
Peter C. Meilaender

Alicia E. Ellis, Gender and Identity in Franz Grillparzer’s Classical Dramas.
Pamela S. Saur

Stefan Haderer, Im Schatten Homers: Kaiserin Elisabeth in Griechenland.
Andrew Behrendt

Ursula Butz, Habsburg als Touristenmagnet: Monarchie und Fremdenverkehr in den Ostalpen 1820–1910.
Günter Bischof

Björn Hayer, Utopielyrik. Möglichkeitsdimensionen im poetischen Werk. Friedrich Hölderlin—Rainer Maria Rilke—Paul Celan.
Martin A. Hainz

Artur Pełka and Christian Poik, eds., Joseph Roth unterwegs in Europa.
Rares Piloiu

Stefan Zweig, Diaries (1931–1940).
Ruth V. Gross

Heidemarie Uhl, Richard Hufschmied, and Dieter Binder, eds., Gedächtnisort der Republik: Das Österreichische Heldendenkmal im Äußeren Burgtor der Wiener Hofburg.
Tim Corbett

Enikő Dácz and Réka Jakabházi, eds., Literarische Rauminszenierungen in Zentraleuropa: Kronstad/Braşov/Brassó in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
Agatha Schwartz

Lina Užukauskaitè, Das Schöne im Werk Ingeborg Bachmanns: Zur Aktualität einer zentralen ästhetischen Kategorie nach 1945.
Pamela S. Saur

Bart Vervaeck, ed., Neo-Avant-Gardes: Post-war Literary Experiments Across Borders.
Vincent Kling

Petra James und Helga Mitterbauer, Hrsg., Vorstellungen vom Anderen in der tschechisch- und deutschsprachigen Literatur. Imaginationen und Interrelationen.
Renata Cornejo

Sabine Scholl, Lebendiges Erinnern: Wie Geschichte in Literatur verwandelt wird.
Vincent Kling

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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