Austria in Transit
Displacement and the Nation-State

Edited by Áine McMurtry and Deborah Holmes

Austrian Studies 26

Modern Humanities Research Association

29 March 2019  •  310pp

ISBN: 978-1-781886-02-1 (paperback)

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Situated between two major refugee routes, Austria has formed a key European transit state in recent years, culminating in late 2015 when 600,000 people passed through the country in just four months. Ever since, the Austrian government has sought to push its anti-immigration agenda on the international scene, most recently during its presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018. Almost twenty years after the first coalition between the conservative Austrian People’s Party and the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party in early 2000, Austrian Studies 26 builds on Cultural Studies research on how writers, artists and intellectuals responded to the political shift to the right during the 1990s and 2000s to discuss the contemporary moment. The volume’s seventeen interdisciplinary contributions examine cultural responses to forced migration and mass displacement from literary, filmic, musical and photographic perspectives. They document and analyse attempts to find artistic forms for traumatic histories and losses that defy representation, as well as to devise means of testimony which render visible people and experiences all too often excluded from the historical record. The possibilities, as well as the limitations, of the arts in communicating geopolitical persecution and transit are discussed. In a deeply hostile climate, the volume assesses Austria’s place in a Europe caught between loudly proclaimed humanitarian tradition and the ever-increasing drive to protect its borders.

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Contents:

1-17

Introduction: Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation-State
Áine McMurtry
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0001

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18-29

'Alles ist hin!': Images and Commemoration in Thomas Larcher's Symphonie Nr. 2: Kenotaph (2015–2016)
Martin Brady
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0018

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30-39

Thomas Larcher and Michael Haas in Conversation
Thomas Larcher, Michael Haas
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0030

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40-56

From Monolingualism to Multilingualism? The Pre- and Post-monolingual Condition in the Austrian Literary Field
Wiebke Sievers
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0040

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57-71

Performing (in) Solidarity: The Refugee Protest Camp Vienna and Homohalal (2013–18)
Monika Mokre
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0057

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72-90

Literary Interventions and Texts in Transit in the Work of Kathrin Röggla
Áine McMurtry
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0072

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91-105

Dialogicity, Monologicity and the Crisis of Hospitality in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Schutzbefohlenen
Jane Wilkinson
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0091

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106-123

'We are translated men': Translational Literature and Migration
Christine Ivanovic
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0106

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124-138

'Will you grant me grace?': Peter Waterhouse's Poetics of Possible Worlds in Die Auswandernden (2016)
Eleonore De Felip
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0124

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139-153

Behind the Viennese Façade: Identity, Ambiguity and Local Belonging in Vladimir Vertlib's Lucia Binar und die russische Seele (2015)
Edward Muston
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0139

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154-171

On Masculinity and Displacement: Discourses of Exclusion in Martin Horváth's Mohr im Hemd oder wie ich auszog, die Welt zu retten (2012)
Michael Boehringer
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0154

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172-186

Sabine Gruber's Daldossi oder das Leben des Augenblicks (2016) and the Limits of Moral Sympathy
Geoffrey C. Howes
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0172

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187-201

Representations of the Other: An Intersectional Analysis of Julya Rabinowich's Die Erdfresserin (2012)
Hajnalka Nagy
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0187

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202-213

Traiskirchen and the Language of the Law in Daniel Zipfel's novel Eine Handvoll Rosinen (2015)
Sandra Vlasta
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0202

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214-28

Moving the Periphery to the Centre: The Emergence of Filmmakers with a Migration Background in Austrian Cinema
Nikhil Sathe
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0214

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229-244

Migration and Space in Contemporary Austrian Cinema
Tobias Heinrich
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0229

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245-251

Interview with Alma Hadžibeganović
Iga Nowicz
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0245

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252-269

Vienna–London Passage to Safety (2017): The Portrait Photographer as Secondary Witness in Post-Anschluss Émigré Narratives
Diane V. Silverthorne
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0252

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270-271

Review of Norbert Bachleitner, Daniel Syrovy, Petr Píša, Michael Wögerbauer, Die literarische Zensur in Österreich von 1751 bis 1848
Ritchie Robertson
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0270

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271-275

Review of Peter Becher, Steffen Höhne, Jörg Krappmann, Manfred Weinberg, Handbuch der deutschen Literatur Prags und der Böhmischen Länder
Florian Krobb
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0271

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275-277

Review of Katya Krylova, The Long Shadow of the Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture
Andrea Capovilla
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0275

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277-279

Review of Johann Georg Lughofer, Milan Tvrdík, Suttner im KonText. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zu Werk und Leben der Friedensnobelpreisträgerin
Barbara Burns
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0277

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279-280

Review of Sylvia Paulschin-Hovdar, Der Opfermythos bei Elfriede Jelinek. Eine historiografische Untersuchung
Ian W. Wilson
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0279

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280-282

Review of Ritchie Robertson, Enlightenment and Religion in German and Austrian Literature
Madeleine Brook
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0280

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282-284

Review of Nancy M. Wingfield, The World of Prostitution in Late Imperial Austria
Matthew Stibbe
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0282

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284-286

Review of Karl Kraus, Fred Bridgham, Edward Timms, Die letzten Tage der Menschheit
Ari Linden
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0284

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286-289

Review of David Wyn Jones, Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900
Julian Horton
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0286

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289-290

Review of Charles Youmans, Mahler and Strauss: In Dialogue
Andrew Barker
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0289

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291-292

Review of Lothar Höbelt, 'Stehen oder Fallen?’ Österreichische Politik im Ersten Weltkrieg
Tim Kirk
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0291

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292-294

Review of Rob McFarland, Red Vienna, White Socialism, and the Blues: Ann Tizia Leitich's America
Werner Garstenauer
doi:10.5699/austrianstudies.26.2018.0292

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McMurtry, Áine, and Deborah Holmes (eds), Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation-State (= Austrian Studies, 26 (2019))

First footnote reference: 35 Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation-State, ed. by Áine McMurtry and Deborah Holmes (= Austrian Studies, 26 (2019)), p. 21.

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

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McMurtry, Áine, and Deborah Holmes (eds). 2019. Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation-State (= Austrian Studies, 26)

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