The Austrian Noughties
Texts, Films, Debates

Edited by Allyson Fiddler, Jon Hughes and Florian Krobb

Austrian Studies 19

Modern Humanities Research Association

10 December 2011  •  242pp

ISBN: 978-1-907322-38-9 (paperback)

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It is far too early to determine whether the noughties constitute a distinct period of literary or cultural history with specific characteristics all of its own. It is, nevertheless, timely and illuminating to take a look at individual phenomena that characterize this decade. The articles in this volume discuss certain topical debates (for example surrounding the infamous Austrokoffer literary project, or the debates about pension provision and about religion), they identify emerging trends in Austrian film (the hybridization of genres and the use of the mock-documentary as political intervention), and they highlight new departures in literary expression (recent Romani writing and the rise of the multi-generational family novel). Other contributors to Austrian Studies 19 identify literary engagement with features of contemporary culture (the author as celebrity or the textual exploration of sound and image in the digital age). Finally, The Austrian Noughties volume does not neglect to probe new publications of established authors such as Arno Geiger, Doron Rabinovici, Robert Menasse, Christoph Ransmayr and Josef Winkler.

The contributors are Carola Daffner, Allyson Fiddler, Michael Gratzke, Martina Hamidouche, Deborah Holmes, Sandra Innerwinkler, Eva Kuttenberg, Caitríona Leahy, Ian Mansfield, Florian Mundhenke, Carl Niekerk, Daphne Seemann, Jérôme Segal, Jeanine Tuschling, and Marianne C. Zwicker.

Contents:

1-5
Gauging the Millennium's First Decade: Introduction
Allyson Fiddler, Florian Krobb
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7-21
Notes on a Scandal? The Austrokoffer and the Jubilee Year 2005
Deborah Holmes
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22-36
Image, Sound, and Text: Aesthetic Education in the Age of New Media in Josef Haslinger's Das Vaterspiel (2000)
Carl H. Niekerk
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37-51
Josef Winkler's Austria: From the Outside Looking In
Carola Daffner
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52-67
Contention and Discontent Surrounding Religion in Noughties' Austria
Jéérôôme Segal, Ian Mansfield
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68-81
Austrian Romani Writing in the Noughties
Marianne C. Zwicker
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82-97
The Face of the Brand: Author and Book Market in Elfriede Jelinek's Prose of the Noughties
Jeanine Tuschling
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98-112
Mullemäänner: Austria's Past and Weak Masculinity in Arno Geiger's Es geht uns gut and Doron Rabinovici's Suche nach M.
Michael Gratzke
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113-125
Authenticity vs. Artifice: The Hybrid Cinematic Approach of Ulrich Seidl
Florian Mundhenke
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126-141
Fooling around with Film: Political Visions of Austria——Past, Present and Future
Allyson Fiddler
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142-156
The Career of a Catchword: The Austriacism Hacklerregelung as an Example of Political Discourse in the Noughties
Sandra Innerwinkler
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157-172
Moving beyond Post-Traumatic Memory Narratives: Generation, Memory and Identity in Doron Rabinovici, Robert Menasse and Eva Menasse
Daphne Seemann
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173-186
Melitta Breznik's Narration of Trauma, Absence, and Loss in Das Umstellformat and Nordlicht
Eva Kuttenberg
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187-199
The New Austrian Family Novel: Eva Menasse's Vienna (2005)
Martina Hamidouche
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200-215
The Question of the Contemporary in the Work of Christoph Ransmayr, 2000––2010
Caitrííona Leahy
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217-218
Review of Carl Niekerk, Reading Mahler. German Culture and Jewish Identity in Fin-de-Sièècle Vienna
Julian Johnson
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219-220
Review of Robert von Dassanowsky, Oliver C. Speck, New Austrian Film
Katrin Polak-Springer
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220-222
Review of Primus-Heinz Kucher, Julia Bertschik, ‘‘Baustelle Kultur’’: Diskurslagen in der öösterreichischen Literatur 1918––1933/38
Jon Hughes
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222-224
Review of Nikolaj Beyer, "Vor allem bin ich ich……" Judentum, Akkulturation und Antisemitismus in Arthur Schnitzlers Leben und Werk
Florian Krobb
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224-225
Review of Dirk Rupnow, Heidemarie Uhl, Zeitgeschichte Ausstellen in ÖÖsterreich. Museen —— Gedenkstäätten —— Ausstellungen
Chloe Paver
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225-227
Review of Nicole Immler, ‘‘The making of……’’ Genie: Wittgenstein & Mozart. Biographien, ihre Mythen und wem sie nüützen
Deborah Holmes
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Fiddler, Allyson, Jon Hughes, and Florian Krobb (eds), The Austrian Noughties: Texts, Films, Debates (= Austrian Studies, 19 (2011))

First footnote reference: 35 The Austrian Noughties: Texts, Films, Debates, ed. by Allyson Fiddler, Jon Hughes and Florian Krobb (= Austrian Studies, 19 (2011)), p. 21.

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