Studia austriaca 2020-06-16T10:23:44+00:00 Fausto Cercignani Open Journal Systems <p>An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature.<br>On line for the first time with Vol. XX (2012): e-ISSN 2385-2925.<br>Vols. I-XIX (1992-2011) were published in print (p-ISSN 1593-2508), but are now available here, in the Archives, as PDF searchable files.</p> Cover and Introductory Pages 2020-06-16T10:23:41+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca, Vol 28 (2020) - Cover and Introductory Pages</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Studia austriaca XXVIII (2020) 2020-06-16T10:23:42+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Abstract: Studia austriaca XXVIII (2020) - The Entire Volume</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Cover for Vol 28 2020-06-16T10:23:44+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca, Cover for Vol 28 (2020)</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Eine Rhapsodie über Klimawandel und Flucht. Norbert Gstreins Roman «Die kommenden Jahre» 2020-06-16T10:23:40+00:00 Sabine Wilke <p>Norbert Gstrein’s novel Die kommenden Jahre (2018) addresses two central themes discussed in the media and public sphere of today, climate and migration. The main argument is that in the novel this occurs aesthetically in form of a rhapsodic connection between the two topics. How such a literary rhapsody works is shown in three steps: a discussion of the thematic articulation of climate and climate change by the characters (the majority of the main figures are climate researchers), an analysis of the poetic construction of rhapsodic movements on the level of the range of characters and their development, and a reading of the reciprocal relationship between climate, migration, and writing. In this novel, Gstrein develops a poetic model of narrating climate and migration.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Education and Antisemitism in Elias Canetti’s Autobiography 2020-06-16T10:23:38+00:00 Claude Desmarais <p>This article examines the textual discourse on antisemitism and education in Elias Canetti’s autobiography, in the passages set in his childhood and youth, thereby challenging approaches in Canetti research which risk masking the autobiographical presentation of antisemitism in Manchester, Vienna, Frankfurt and Zurich. Through these episodes the textual discourse promotes approaches to fighting antisemitism through education, both in terms of personal interventions and through institutions such as schools, so that citizens, and above all youth, do not fall prey to forms of hatred such as antisemitism.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Intrecci di fiabe russe e tedesche in «Spaltkopf» di Julya Rabinowich 2020-06-16T10:23:37+00:00 Chiara Conterno <p>This article aims at providing an analysis as well as an interpretation of the novel Spaltkopf (2011) by the Russian-Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich, read through the lens of current theories on cultural transfer. Within this context it scrutinizes the references to Russian and German tales occurring throughout the novel. This analysis endeavours to establish how the osmotic synergy of the two cultural heritages, which are represented both through a new medium – the novel Spaltkopf – and via their original forms influenced by the visual-pictorial dimension, can be considered a valuable seismograph recording the processes of German-Russian cultural transfer.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Kognitive Poetik und räumliche Ordnung. Wahrnehmungsprozesse in Ilse Aichingers «Das Plakat» 2020-06-16T10:23:35+00:00 Elisa Garrett <p>The study of literature should not be based only on a one-sided analysis of the text, it should also take account of the perspective of the reader. Considering the connection between literature and recipient, there are structures that influence cognitive perception during reading. Thus the spatial order of the story, dedicated to cognitive poetics, is very important. The&nbsp; article focuses on the literary mechanisms of spatial perception and spatial concepts in narration, especially in the early work of the Austrian poet and novelist Ilse Aichinger.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) The Work into the Open. Reading Mahler’s Novelistic Symphony 2020-06-16T10:23:34+00:00 Cecily Cai <p>Musicologists would consider Gustav Mahler’s symphonies heterophonic, while literary scholars might read them as modern narratives that invite a myriad of interpretations. This road into the open is reflected in Arthur Schnitzler’s 1908 novel Der Weg ins Freie. The protagonist Georg von Wergenthin is a Mahlerian figure, enamored of Vienna but also in search of a way out. This paper is a comparative study of Mahler’s music in its dialogue with literature – from Dante and Goethe to D’Annunzio and Hofmannsthal – as well as their shared characteristics that come to shape fin-de-siècle Viennese modernity.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Poetik des Scheiterns. Eine Analyse von Gregor von Rezzoris «Der Schwan» 2020-06-16T10:23:33+00:00 Linda Puccioni <p>Gregor von Rezzori’s novel Der Schwan presents a highly symbolic narrative structured on important dichotomies such as life and death, beginning and end, childhood and adulthood. The young narrator experiences different situations, such as the suicide of his uncle, the unwished-for separation from his beloved sister, his first encounter with a girl, and the murder of a swan, to all of which he reacts in a passive way. However, he remains entangled in his family bonds and all these experiences come to symbolize the predestined nature of his life, which is and will be characterized by a series of failures and by his decline.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Dal paradigma linguistico al realismo critico. Strategia di scrittura e statuto del personaggio nella prima produzione in prosa di Peter Handke 2020-06-16T10:23:32+00:00 Giovanni Melosi <p>Recent studies on German literature have highlighted a trend towards recovering the registers of&nbsp; realism. Previously discredited notions of literary theory have also been reconsidered, primarily that of character. In view of this, this work focuses on the strategies of writing and the features of the character in some selected novels from Peter Handke’s early production. It is shown how the experimental tendency of the author weakened in the ’70s, especially when Handke came to write about his mother’s suicide in Wunschloses Unglück. In order to make sense of such a loss, the writer is led to reconsider a tradition he had theoretically criticized and practically liquidated, though without abandoning entirely the aesthetic principles which had shaped his first works.</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Call for Papers 2020-06-16T10:23:30+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca XXVIII (2020) - Call for Papers</p> 2020-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c)