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.

Table Of Contents

Volume 55, Number 4 (Winter 2022)

Röntgenstrahlen und Krebsgeschwüre. Zum medizinischen Wissen in Ernst Weiß’ Die Galeere
Irma Duraković

Josephine Baker, Vienna, and the Jews: The Entangled Theater History of African American and Jewish Relations
Theresa Eisele

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Studies Association in New Orleans
Guenter Bischof and Marc Landry

JAS Extra

In Memoriam—Gerhard Roth (June 24, 1942–February 8, 2022)
Anita McChesney

Reflections on Gerhard Roth: An Interview with Helga Schreckenberger
JAS Editors and Helga Schreckenberger


Hendrik Achenbach, Topisches Erzählen bei Adalbert Stifter: Untersuchungen zur Gestaltung von Bildungsgängen in ausgewählten Werkkomplexen.
Jan Hohenstein

Georgiana von Hochstetter, Reisetagebücher einer Wiener Gelehrtenfrau aus den Jahren 1876 bis 1889.
Agatha Schwartz

Jean-Marie Valentin, Hrsg., Hugo von Hofmannsthal et le Festival de Salzbourg (1917–1929).
Andrei Corbea-Hoisie

Annamarie Steidl, On Many Routes: Internal, European, and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Empire.
Laura A. Detre

John Zilcosky, The Language of Trauma: War and Technology in Hoffmann, Freud, and Kafka.
Dylan Mohr

Andreas Dorrer, “Neider überall zwingen uns zu gerechter Verteidigung”: Legitimisation and De-Legitimisation of World War I in German Dramatic Literature.
Maria Giovanna Campobasso

Sophie Reyer, Stefan Zweig: Die Entfernung der Sterne.
Andrew B. B. Hamilton

Elana Shapira, ed., Designing Transformation: Jews and Cultural Identity in Central European Modernism
Joseph W. Moser

Matthias Bormuth, Schreiben im Exil: Porträts.
Raymond L. Burt

Andreas Praher, Österreichs Skisport im Nationalsozialismus. Anpassung–Verfolgung–Kollaboration.
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger

Heimito von Doderer, The Strudlhof Steps or, Melzer and the Depth of the Years.
David Dollenmayer

Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, Marko Pajević, eds., Paul Celan Today: A Companion.
Andrew B. B. Hamilton

Geoff Wilkes, ed., Ilse Aichinger/Helga Michie: Zwischen Abschied und Ankunft: Between Departure and Arrival.
Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner

Marcus Gräser and Dirk Rupnow, eds., Österreichische Zeitgeschichte—Zeitgeschichte in Österreich: Eine Standortbestimmung in Zeiten des Umbruchs.
Tim Corbett

Nadine Wisotzki, Die Kunst der Einfachheit: Standortbestimmungen in der deutschen Gegenwartsliteratur: Judith Hermann–Peter Stamm–Robert Seethaler.
Julie Winter

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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