Austria and the Alps

Edited by Judith Beniston and Robert Vilain

Austrian Studies 18

Modern Humanities Research Association

5 September 2011  •  223pp

ISBN: 978-1-907322-37-2 (paperback)

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Austria is, topographically, an Alpine country. Yet the mountains that cover two thirds of modern Austria’s territory are often still viewed as a provincial location in contrast to cosmopolitan Vienna, the nation’s cultural centre. The essays in this volume survey the complex relationship between Austria and the Alps, spanning a period from the final decades of Habsburg rule to the present. Among the topics addressed by the authors are the work of both lesser-known and established writers and commentators; Heimat and place in relation to musical and film genres; the social, political and cultural impact of Alpinism; and the representation of the Alps in recent exhibitions.

Judith Beniston is Senior Lecturer in German at University College London; Jon Hughes is Senior Lecturer in German at Royal Holloway, University of London; and Robert Vilain is Professor of German at the University of Bristol.

Contents:

1-13
Austria and the Alps: Introduction
Jon Hughes
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15-38
Mediating between Vienna and the Alps: The Journalist, Librarian and Theatre Historian Max Pirker
Judith Beniston
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39-56
'Suchend uns selbst und die Heimat': Ernst Krenek's "Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen"
James Parsons
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57-73
'Österreich ist nicht in den Alpen zu finden': The Representation and Function of the Alps in the Work of Joseph Roth
Johann Georg Lughofer, Jon Hughes
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74-88
'Eine den Menschen zerzausende Landschaft': Psychotopography and the Alpine Landscape in Thomas Bernhard's "Frost"
Katya Krylova
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89-105
The Uncanny Alps: Geography, Memory and Suffering in Clemens Eich's "Das steinerne Meer"
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz
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106-123
Snow-Blinded: The Alps contra Vienna in Austrian Entertainment Film at the "Anschluss"
Robert Von Dassanowsky
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124-140
Projection Spaces: Manifestations of the Alpine in the Reception of the Austrian "Heimatfilm Echo der Berge" and of the Vienna Flak Towers
Shane D. Peterson
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141-158
Glorified, Contested and Mobilized: The Alps in the "Deutscher und Österreichischer Alpenverein" from the 1860s to 1933
Judith Beniston, Robert Vilain
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159-178
The Exhilaration of Not Falling: Climbing, Mountains and Self-Representation in Texts by Austrian Mountain Climbers
Jon Hughes
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179-195
What's so Austrian about the Alps? Local, Transnational and Global Perspectives in Austrian Exhibitions about the Alps
Chloe Paver
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197-199
Review of ANNA de Berg, 'Nach Galizien'. Entwicklung der Reiseliteratur am Beispiel der deutschsprachigen Reiseberichte vom 18. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert
Florian Krobb
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199-201
Review of Herbert Brettl, Michael Hess, NS-Euthanasie im Burgenland. 'In eine der Direktion nicht genannte Anstalt übersetzt'. Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten aus dem Burgenland (WAB) 136
Oliver Haag
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201-202
Review of Christopher Hailey, Alban Berg and His World
Andrew Barker
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203-205
Review of Gaëlle Vassogne, Max Brod in Prag. Identität und Vermittlung. Conditio Judaica: Studien und Quellen zur deutsch-jüdischen Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte 75
Nurit Pagi
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205-207
Review of Cristiano Bianchi, Karl Kraus als Leser von Charles Baudelaire und Oscar Wilde
Gilbert J. Carr
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207-209
Review of Deborah Holmes, Lisa Silverman, Interwar Vienna. Culture between Tradition and Modernity
Judith Beniston
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209-211
Review of Raimund Fellinger, Martin Huber, Julia Ketterer, Thomas Bernhard-Siegfried Unseld. Der Briefwechsel
W. E. Yates
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211-212
Review of Jay Julian Rosellini, Haider, Jelinek and the Austrian Culture Wars
Catriona Firth
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Bibliography entry:

Beniston, Judith, and Robert Vilain (eds), Austria and the Alps (= Austrian Studies, 18 (2011))

First footnote reference: 35 Austria and the Alps, ed. by Judith Beniston and Robert Vilain (= Austrian Studies, 18 (2011)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Beniston and Vilain, p. 47.

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Beniston, Judith, and Robert Vilain (eds). 2011. Austria and the Alps (= Austrian Studies, 18)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Beniston and Vilain 2011: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Beniston and Vilain 2011: 21.

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