Celebrations
Festkultur in Austria

Edited by Florian Krobb and Deborah Holmes

Austrian Studies 25

Modern Humanities Research Association

16 February 2018  •  280pp

ISBN: 978-1-781882-92-4 (paperback)

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To mark its twenty-fifth issue, Austrian Studies examine practices and representations of celebration from 1750 to the present in the Habsburg Empire, the Austrian Republics and former areas of the Habsburg Empire. Festivities, festivals, anniversary celebrations and the ways in which they are organised and experienced, shed unique light on the culture that supports – or is supported by – such events. Celebrations constitute conscious, if temporary, departures from everyday life, moments of collective performance. Their potential is paradoxical in that they can either unsettle or confirm existing narratives and identities, depending not only on why and how they are staged, but also on their context and aftermath. As Elias Canetti claimed of the ‘Festmasse’ (celebratory or holiday crowd), celebrations can produce a temporary state of liberation, of abandon; they can also be markers of continuity or sources of reactionary energy, as Joseph Roth noted, looking back to the ‘Kaiserjubiläumsfestzug’ after the demise of the Habsburg Empire. Contemporary practices of memory and discourses of heritage rely heavily on a globally marketable Festkultur which assimilates aspects of earlier celebratory practices.

Austrian Festkultur – from Habsburg court ritual to the media spectacles of the present day, from Volksfeste to festivals of high culture and classical music – offers a broad field of enquiry.

Contents:

1-14
Austrian Studies at Twenty-Five: A Generation of Scholarship
Deborah Holmes, Florian Krobb, Edward Timms, Judith Beniston
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15-24
Scrutinizing Festkultur: The Culture and Politics of Celebration in Austria
Deborah Holmes, Florian Krobb
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25-41
Catholic Festival Culture: the Reform of Catholic Festival Culture in Eighteenth-Century Austria: A Clash of Mentalities
Ritchie Robertson
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42-57
Festival Culture, Metatheatre and Modernity in Karl Schönherr's Der Judas von Tirol
Judith Beniston
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58-68
Grillparzer: Mixed Celebrations: Grillparzer and Nestroy
W. E. Yates
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69-80
‘Es liefert uns die Wildgans den Prolog.’ The Young Republic and its Classical Author: The Fiftieth Anniversary of Grillparzer's Death
Sigurd Paul Scheichl
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81-97
Modernizing Fate? Die Ahnfrau and the Grillparzer-Festwoche in Vienna, 1941
Stefanie Hundehege
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98-117
FIN-DE-SIÈCLE: Folk Art on Parade: Modernism, Primitivism and Nationalism at the 1908 <em>Kaiserhuldigungsfestzug</em>
Megan Brandow-Faller
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118-135
Celebrating Hungary? Johann Strauss's Der Zigeunerbaron and the Press in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna and Budapest
Markian Prokopovych
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136-147
‘A Magical Theatre of Strength and Beauty’: The 1912 Slet in Prague
Claire E. Nolte
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148-164
Political Festkultur (pre-1934): ‘Hat Doch Jeder Seinen Schiller’: the Individual and the Masses at the Social Democrat <Em>Schiller-Feier</em> of 1905 in Vienna
Deborah Holmes
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165-180
‘Derartige italienische Nächte gehören gesprengt!’: Celebrations and Scandals in the Works of Ödön von Horváth
Nicole Streitler-Kastberger
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181-197
Staging Socialism, Staging Nationalism: Rethinking the Festkultur of the Social Democratic Workers' Party in the First Austrian Republic
Erin Hochman
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198-214
Everyman and the New Man: Festival Culture in Interwar Austria
Alys X. George
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215-230
From First To Second Republic: Politicized Celebration: 10 October in Post-War Carinthia
R. Knight
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231-244
Festivals and Memorials in Post-Habsburg Austria
Andrew Barker
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245-246
Review of Bernhard Fetz, Michael Hansel and Hannes Schweiger, Franz Grillparzer: Ein Klassiker für die Gegenwart
W. E. Yates
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247-249
Review of Elisabeth Grabenweger, Germanistik in Wien: Das Seminar für Deutsche Philologie und seine Privatdozentinnen (1897–1933)
Deborah Holmes
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249-250
Review of Max Haberich, Arthur Schnitzler: Anatom des Fin de Siècle
Tobias Heinrich
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251-252
Review of Tomislav Zelić, Traditionsbrüche: Neue Forschungsansätze zu Hermann Bahr
Andrew Barker
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253-254
Review of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Alexander Stillmark, An Impossible Man
Edward Saunders
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254-256
Review of Uta Degner, Hans Weichselbaum and Norbert Christian Wolf, Autorschaft und Poetik in Texten und Kontexten Georg Trakls
Theodore Fiedler
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257-259
Review of Primus-Heinz Kucher, Verdrängte Moderne — vergessene Avantgarde: Diskurskonstellationen zwischen Literatur, Theater, Kunst und Musik in Österreich 1918–1938
Florian Krobb
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259-261
Review of Maria Leitner, Helga W. Schwarz, Helga and Wilfried Schwarz, Amerikanische Abenteuer: Eine Dokumentation. Originaltexte von 1925 bis 1935, Episoden, Reportagen und der Urwald-Roman Wehr dich, Akato!; Maria Leitner, Helga and Wilfried Schwarz, Mädchen mit drei Namen: Reportagen aus Deutschland und ein Berliner Roman 1928–1933
Julian Preece
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262-263
Review of Jan Vermeiren, The First World War and German National Identity: The Dual Alliance at War
Matthew Stibbe
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264-265
Review of Oliver Rathkolb, Die paradoxe Republik, Österreich 1945 bis 2015
Rebecca Wismeg
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Bibliography entry:

Krobb, Florian, and Deborah Holmes (eds), Celebrations: Festkultur in Austria (= Austrian Studies, 25 (2018))

First footnote reference: 35 Celebrations: Festkultur in Austria, ed. by Florian Krobb and Deborah Holmes (= Austrian Studies, 25 (2018)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Krobb and Holmes, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Krobb, Florian, and Deborah Holmes (eds). 2018. Celebrations: Festkultur in Austria (= Austrian Studies, 25)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Krobb and Holmes 2018: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Krobb and Holmes 2018: 21.

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