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 3 (Fall 2023)


From Night to Light: Harmony as Allegory in Die Zauberflöte 
Adrian Baez-Ortega

Loneliness, Nature and Technology: Questions of Embodiment in Haushofer’s Die Wand and von Steinaecker’s Die Verteidigung des Paradieses 
Benjamin Schaper 

Eberhard Kranzmayer’s Deutschtum: On the Austrian Dialectologist’s Pan-German Frame of Reference 
Stefan Dollinger

JAS Extra 
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt and Its Discontents 
Martin Schneider 

Sylva Dobalová and Jaroslava Hausenblasová, eds., Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria: A Second-Born Son in Renaissance Europe 
Robyn Dora Radway 

Scott Berg, Finding Order in Diversity: Religious Toleration in the Habsburg Empire, 1792–1848 
Peter Höyng 

Matthias Mansky, Ökonomien der Parodie am Wiener Vorstadttheater. Unterhaltungsdramatik in politischen und sozioökonomischen Krisenzeiten (1813–1830). 
Jeffrey A. Hertel 

Barbora Pásztorová, Metternich, the German Question and the Pursuit of Peace, 1840–1848. 
Tim Corbett 

Megan Brandow-Faller and Laura Morowitz, eds., Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design. 
Alison Rose 

Vladimira Valkova, Das Ich in Anderer Gestalt: Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit in Robert Musils Roman Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. 
Pamela S. Saur 

Helga Thorson, Grete Meisel-Hess: The New Woman and the Sexual Crisis. 
Scott Spector 

Heide Stockinger, ed., “Glück, das mir verblieb”: Ein Erich Wolfgang Korngold-Lesebuch. 
Vincent Kling 

Sonja Kaar and Marc-Oliver Schuster, eds., H.C. Artmann & Berlin. 
Paul Buchholz 

Uta Degner, Eine unmögliche Ästhetik. Elfriede Jelinek im literarischen Feld. 
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger 

Johanna Öttl, Körper, Kannibalen, Judenräte, Ästhetiken des Grotesken bei George Tabori und Robert Schindel. 
Timothy B. Malchow 

Florian Kührer-Wielach and Oliver Rathkolb, eds., Authoritarian Regimes in the Long Twentieth Century: Preconditions, Structures, Continuities: Contributions to European Historical Dictatorship and Transformation Research
Katlyn M. W. Rozovics 

Ceija Stojka, The Memoirs of Ceija Stojka, Child Survivor of the Romani Holocaust. Translated by Lorely E. French. 
Cynthia A. Klima 

Frank Trommler, Die hellen Jahre über dem Atlantik: Leben zwischen Deutschland und Amerika. 
Joseph W. Moser 

Felix Salten, Bambi, Or Life in the Forest. Translated by Damion Searls, with an afterword by Paul Reitter. 
Monica Strauss

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  


Call for Submissions: Journal of Austrian Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize 2023
Find more information about submissions here. Submissions should be sent in no later than August 15th, 2023.

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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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