Studia austriaca 2023-06-17T16:27:49+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 2023-06-15T06:41:02+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca, Vol 31 (2023) - Cover and Introductory Pages</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Cover for Vol 31 2023-06-15T06:50:48+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca, Cover for Vol 31 (2023)</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Call for Papers 2023-06-15T06:56:31+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca XXXI (2023) - Call for Papers</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Studia austriaca XXXI (2023) 2023-06-15T07:02:07+00:00 Fausto Cercignani <p>Studia austriaca XXXI (2023) - The Entire Volume</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Navigating Second Generation Memory and Auto/ biography in Home Video. A Video Collection of Hojda Stojka, Son of Artist and Survivor of the Porajmos Ceija Stojka 2023-06-15T07:59:56+00:00 Renée Winter <p>This paper investigates home videos made by Hojda Stojka, the son of Ceija Stojka (1933-2013), artist and survivor of Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, and Bergen-Belsen. Based on a close reading of significant video sequences, a narrative interview with the videographer, and Ceija Stojka’s publications and films, it analyses how the auto/biographical videos relate to the persecution of the parents’ generation. The paper focuses on the importance of spaces like kitchens, cars and stages, on the value assigned to auto/biographical audiovisual recordings, and the recontextualization and integration of photographs and television recordings into the family memory.</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Eine «einzige große Verzögerung». Die Exilliteratur Maria Lazars und ihre Rezeption 2023-06-15T08:06:27+00:00 Simone Ketterl <p>The Austrian novelist, essayist and journalist Maria Lazar (1895-1948), only recently rediscovered, who was a contemporary of Thomas Mann and an acquaintance of Bertolt Brecht, wrote many different types of texts. Considered a promising talent back in Vienna, the reception of her works decreased during Lazar’s years in exile. The following contribution aims to reconstruct the dynamics of her marginalization and takes a closer look at the socially critical dimension of <em>No Right to Live</em> and <em>Die Eingeborenen von Maria Blut</em> [<em>The Natives of Maria Blood</em>].</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca «Die Schutzbefohlenen» von Elfriede Jelinek als Frage nach dem Recht auf Fragen 2023-06-15T08:16:08+00:00 Martin A. Hainz <p>Elfriede Jelinek’s <em>Die Schutzbefohlenen</em> [<em>Charges (The Supplicants)</em>] shows how the fact that those without (acknowledged) rights speak, even though their language is not the language acknowledged by those who are privileged, nonetheless gives them <em>a right to have rights</em>. As a consequence, the privilege is to be doubted, according to which rights would not be universal. This will be explored in the following.</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Between Nationalist and Cosmopolitan Visions of Fraternity. The Prefigurative Role of the French Revolution in Victor Hugo’s introduction to «Paris guide» (1867) and Robert Hamerling’s «Danton und Robespierre» (1871) 2023-06-15T08:23:39+00:00 Michiel Rys <p>This article analyses the ways in which fraternity is imagined in Victor Hugo’s introductory essay to <em>Paris guide</em> (1867) and <em>Danton und Robespierre</em> (1871), by the Austrian poet Robert Hamerling. Both texts use the French Revolution as a pretext to articulate a cosmopolitan vision that has to be understood as a reaction to the political tensions in the prelude to and aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). By reconstructing how Hugo and Hamerling intervene in a broader debate on the question of nationalism and internationalism, this article sheds more light on how literature was a vehicle for cosmopolitan views.</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca Kolonialismus, Regression und Sinnlichkeit in Robert Menasses «Sinnliche Gewissheit» 2023-06-15T08:29:49+00:00 Luis S. Krausz <p>Even though Robert Menasse claims, through the words of his <em>alter ego</em> Roman Gilanian, the protagonist of <em>Sinnliche Gewissheit</em> [<em>Sensual Certainty</em>], that he does not know what to say about the Brazilians, this novel displays a certain portrait of Brazil. As a land of blatant social injustice, of sensuality, hedonism and irrationality, Brazil is at the same time fascinating and repulsive for a novelist who sees it through European eyes. For Menasse, Brazil remains foreign and mysterious, a land full of contradictions and paradoxes that seem to pose a threat to his philosophical concepts. This article highlights three themes that play a key role in the plot of <em>Sinnliche Gewissheit</em>: colonialism, regression and sensuality which, at the same time, challenge the idea of <em>Heimat</em>.</p> 2023-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Studia austriaca