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Austrian Studies


Available through JSTOR Current Scholarship Program from January 2012.


Scope and Format

Austrian Studies is a yearbook devoted to reflecting sustained interest in the distinctive cultural traditions of the Habsburg Empire, the Austrian Republics and the period of German annexation. Its focus is Austrian culture from 1750 to the present. Contributions are also encouraged on the culture of former areas of the Habsburg Empire and on the work of people of Austrian origin living abroad.

Austrian Studies publishes articles in English together with a selection of book reviews, with the aim of making recent research accessible to a broadly based international readership. Each volume has a coherent but wide-ranging theme. Interested colleagues are invited to propose themes for future issues and to act as guest editors for these issues.

Unsolicited articles with no immediate relevance to the current thematic calls are also welcome, but can only be included in future issues if critical mass accrues. Suggestions for book reviews and features (anniversaries, obituaries, etc.) are always welcome.

Edited by Dr Deborah Holmes (University of Salzburg / University of Kent) and Professor Florian Krobb (National University of Ireland Maynooth). Reviews Editor: Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill (Durham University).

Latest Volume

            for Austrian Studies Vo. 22Volume 23 (2015) entitled Translating Austria is now published in print and online here.

Buy as a book here.

Despatch begins w/c 25 January 2016.

This issue of Austrian Studies assembles eight articles on various ways by which Austrian writing was communicated into foreign cultures. Translation here is not only understood as a ‘simple’ transfer from one language into another, but as a process by which cultural difference is negotiated – and comes to the fore with exceptional poignancy and detail. The articles concern some of the most important Austrian writers of the twentieth century, namely Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Joseph Roth, Felix Salten, Stefan Zweig, Karl Kraus and Ilse Achinger; they comprise case studies, surveys, translation critique and a practitioner’s discussion of a most recent project.


Call for Papers

new A call for papers for Austrian Studies 25 (2017): Celebrations. Festkultur in Austria (working title), is published here.

On 9-10 June 2016, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, London, will host a workshop for the presentation and discussion of papers in progress for the anniversary issue of Austrian Studies. The Austrian Cultural Forum warmly invites all participants to an evening reception on Thursday 9 June.

Proposals for the workshop, the Austrian Studies issue, or preferably both, including an abstract of 300 words and a short biography, should be sent to Florian Krobb ( and Deborah Holmes ( by 29 February 2016.

The submission deadline for articles is 20 November 2016 for publication in autumn 2017.

Online Archive

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Archive issues from Vol. 11 onwards are now available at JSTOR to participating institutions.
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Sample Article

A sample article is available here. Originally published in Austrian Studies 11 (2003), Lisa Silverman's article 'Repossessing the Past? Property, Memory and Austrian-Jewish Narrative Histories' considers the confiscation of Austrian-Jewish property during the Holocaust and its literary representation as a paradigm for examining the theoretical relationship between property and Jewish identity in Central Europe.


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