Journal of Austrian Studies

Journal of Austrian Studies

Edited by Anita McChesney and Peter Meilaender

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.

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Volume 54, Number 1 (Spring 2021)

From the Editor

Migration, Integration, and Assimilation: Reassessing Key Concepts in (Jewish) Austrian History
Tim Corbett, Klaus Hödl, Caroline A. Kita, Susanne Korbel, and Dirk Rupnow

Writing against Suffocation: Migrant Letters as Documents and Strategies of Survival in the Hereditary Lands of the Eighteenth Century
Stephan Steiner

“Ich Lebe Jetzt Zwei Ganz Getrennte Leben”: Negotiating Cultural Identity in Alya Rakhmanova’s Milchfrau in Ottakring
Helga Schreckenberger

The European Union and Other Crazy Utopias: Robert Menasse’s Postnationalist Vision in Die Hauptstadt
Anita McChesney

Antoine Doinel in Simmering: Appropriating François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows in Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo
Nikhil Sathe

The Styrian Megaphon: Bridging Representations and Uneasy “Conviviality” in a Regional Counter-Public
Christian Karner

Katrin Keller and Martin Scheutz, eds., Die Habsburgermonarchie und der Dreißigjährige Krieg
Samuel J. Kessler

Franz Adlgasser and Fredrik Lindström, eds., The Habsburg Civil Service and Beyond: Bureaucracy and Civil Servants from the Vormärz to the Inter-War Years
Adam J. Toth

Oskar Dohle and Thomas Mitterecker, eds., Salzburg 1918–1919: Vom Kronland zum Bundesland
Katherine Arens

Iris Bruce and Mark H. Gelber, eds., Kafka After Kafka: Dialogical Engagement with His Works from the Holocaust to Postmodernism
Abigail Gillman

Doreen Densky, Literarische Fürsprache bei Franz Kafka: Rhetorik und Poetik
Aaron Carpenter

Kurt Bauer, Der Februaraufstand 1934. Fakten und Mythen
Eva Kuttenberg

Immanuel Weißglas, Gottes Mühlen aus Berlin. Ausgewählte Gedichte
Martin A. Hainz

Bert Rebhandl, Der dritte Mann: Die Neuentdeckung eines Filmklassikers
Cynthia A. Klima

Erika Thurner, Nationale Identität und Geschlecht in Österreich nach 1945
Michael Boehringer

Gundolf Graml, Revisiting Austria: Tourism, Space, and National Identity, 1945 to the Present
Andrew Behrendt

Bastian Reinert and Clemens Götze, eds., Elfriede Jelinek und Thomas Bernhard: Intertextualität—Korrelationen—Korrespondenzen
Jinsong Chen

Thorsten Carstensen, ed., Die tägliche Schrift: Peter Handke als Leser
Peter C. Meilaender

Irène Cagneau, Sylvie Grimm-Hamen, and Marc Lacheny, eds., Les traducteurs, passeurs culturels entre la France et l’Autriche
Katherine Arens

Maria Lazar, Leben verboten!
Joseph W. Moser

Christine Lavant, Shatter the Bell in My Ear: Selected Poems
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

Hillary Hope Herzog, University of Kentucky

Todd Herzog, University of Cincinnati

Book Review Editor
Joseph W. Moser, West Chester University

Editorial Board
Katherine Arens, University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Ballhausen, Film Archiv Austria

Steven Beller, Independent Scholar, Washington DC

Dieter Binder, Universität Graz

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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Featured Articles

New and Notable from Journal of Austrian Studies

"Blicke aus Mitteleuropa: Zu neueren Texten von Christoph Ransmayr und Martin Pollack." (Vol. 52, Nos. 1–2, 2019)

"Quoting the Language of Nature in Karl Kraus's Satires"
"Museums and Museality: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse" (Vol. 51, No. 2, 2018)
"On Display: Conditions of Critique in Austria" (Vol. 46, No. 1, 2013)
Literary Awards and the Practice of Aesthetic Judgment:Lessons of the Ingeborg Bachmann Preis (Vol. 45, No. 3-4, 2012)
"Intertextuality as Power: Rosa Mayreder's Response to Goethe's Faust and the Cult of Male Genius" (Vol. 51, No. 2, 2018)

Sponsoring Society

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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